With recent visits to the contemporary and recently completed tasting rooms at both Stoller Family Estate and Sokol Blosser; along with, a hot-off-the-press news release on the brand new Saffron Fields Vineyards, tasting rooms with no options other than standing at the bar and tasting a few wines are a thing of the past.
Oenocamp takes place each year at the gorgeous hilltop vineyards at Kramer, where wine enthusiasts are given the chance to find out what it takes to produce sparkling wine at one of Oregon’s up and coming signature sparkling wine facilities.
Harvest has officially begun in Oregon, and the wine industry folks in our gorgeous state are highly optimistic.
Although September is harvest month for Oregon wineries, wine enthusiasts may be surprised to know that many of the state’s wineries and winery associations put on exciting harvest events during this Autumnal Equinox month.
My friend’s new found love for Oregon Pinot Gris brought on many fun and exciting (truly exciting) evenings of enjoying some of Oregon’s well-known white wines.
I love Oregon Pinot Noir. Its diverse terroir driven characteristics and fresh, pure berry and earthy deliciousness; combined with, unmatched complexity, depth and elegance, enable each wine and vintage to be individually exciting, exclusive and unique.
The extreme weather and disastrous geological events that took place years ago; including, Cataclysmic floods, earthquakes, extreme winds and volcanic eruptions are what shaped the landscape of the Chehalem Mountains into an ideally magnificent place for farming.
From Champagne in France and Cava in Spain to Sekt in Austria and Asti in Italy, different terms for sparkling wine indicate the wine region where the sparkling wine was produced. Here in Oregon, we simply call it Oregon Sparkling Wine.
Changes are happening all over the South Willamette Valley, and from my own personal experiences, change is always good.
Having just returned from the gorgeous Horse Heaven Hills AVA in southeastern Washington, I’ve barely had time to unpack while I’m already thinking about what to pack for the upcoming 27th Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC).