Because of their excellent depth of character and vibrant, lively acidity, my top pick wine for Thanksgiving this year is Sparkling Brut Rosé. Read about my favorites:
There are certain varietals that pair really well with traditional Thanksgiving dishes, and luckily for us Oregonian's, these varietals thrive in our bountiful state - check out Airlie Winery
As if they were after my own heart, the newly opened Route 5 NW Wine Bar solely focuses on the stellar wines of the Pacific Northwest - even harboring a wall that is dedicated to one of my favorite Oregon producers, Eyrie Vineyards.
Ghost Hill Cellars has always been a top pick for me at Halloween. In 2011, I chose the 2010 vintage “The Spirit of Pinot Noir” dry Rosé, and in 2012 my number one pick was the 2009 Prospector's Reserve Pinot Noir. This year, it's the beautifully aromatic, juicy and lush 2011 Pinot Noir Blanc.
The evening before IPNC officially started, I attended a pre-IPNC dinner fundraising event at the beautiful Stoller Family Estate in the Dundee Hills of Willamette Valley: Summertime ¡Salud! The Big Dinner: Big Bottles. Big Tables. Big Hearts.
I recently had the opportunity to stay two nights in one of the guest cottages at the gorgeous Stoller Family Estate in the Dundee Hills, and it was an amazing two days filled with fabulous Stoller wine.
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.