Wow, this is the 100th issue of Wine Down Eugene! For a total of 100 weeks, I've been bringing the readers of Eugene Daily News a weekly listing of wine related happenings and events at local shops, restaurants, bars and wineries.
I mentioned last week that I was heading down to the Umpqua Valley for some much needed rest and relaxation, and my mini-vacation not only brought me a little R&R, but I was thrilled to be surrounded by lush, green landscape, big bold red wines and welcoming, friendly people.
During a recent trip to visit the wineries of the Umpqua Valley wine region, I visited a winery that truly impressed me: Abacela Winery. The one word that comes to mind when I think about my time spent at Abacela is amazing. The rich history, the friendly people, the gorgeous winery and the outstanding wines
This southern Willamette Valley wine gal took a path less traveled, by me, last weekend and headed south to the lush rolling hills of the Umpqua Valley where unique wineries and stellar wines were plentiful.
Known as "America's Last Great Undiscovered Wine Region," the Umpqua Valley boasts over 20 highly acclaimed, small-production wineries that are known for their diverse range of high quality artisan wines.