Sweet Cheeks Winery, just a short drive from Eugene, has some phenomenal selections - with a killer view! For Frugal wine buyers, they have many options that won't break the bank either. Cheers!
Underwood wines are simply delicious. Both their Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris are available in the can, which is unique to Union Wine Co. based in Tualatin, Oregon. These wines are not only affordable, but fantastic.
The 2013 Underwood Pinot Noir is not only delicious, but a fantastic value! Earthy, spicy, and balanced - this Oregon Pinot Noir is worth every cent. Pick a bottle up for yourself. Cheers!
Cória Estates is a new winery south of Salem. They grow all of their own grapes on their vast 90 acre estate. Their estate grown Pinot Gris, Rosé of Pinot Noir, and Pinot Noir are not only delicious but so affordable. Cheers!
Archery Summit has been producing some incredible Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from the Willamette Valley for over 20 years. Check out the 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir for yourself - it is a little taste of heaven. Cheers!
Lavelle Vineyards produces many varietals. The 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a big bodied Pinot, made with lots of love. Stop by one of their two locations to get yourself a taste of this delicious wine. Cheers!
Food and wine pairing can be a very fun experience, especially if that wine is Oregon Pinot Noir! Everything from smoked ham to curry pair well with Pinot, but try creamy french onion soup next time you are looking for a quick, complimentary pairing. Cheers!
Oregon Pinot Noir can be a very difficult wine to find while maintaining a frugal budget. I’ve tried many less than $20 dollar Pinots, and until now I’ve had a tough time finding one that truly impresses me.
As a wine writer, I receive a lot of wine for review purposes, but when I receive wine that's not only from my home state, but also from the super unique Illinois Valley AVA, I get really excited. When I opened the box to find four vibrantly-labeled Deer Creek Vineyards wines, I knew I was in for a treat.
Reflecting on just the past two weeks alone, I have had the opportunity to join in on three absolutely fabulous and memorable events, and although each of the three events were totally unique and different, they all shared a common ground: wine.