Domaine Roy was the first winery I visited in Portland, Oregon in 2017 during the Society of Wine Educators conference. I was surprised at the size of the winery and sleek nature of the winery. I didn't know much about it before we arrived and found the visit truly eye-opening. We tasted the Pinot Noir... Continue Reading →
Here’s another re-posting ahead of upcoming Oregon Wine Month. In addition to our Oregon Wine Trail event in New York at the Altman Building on May 6th, here are some other great events that are happening in the coming week or two.
Boston / May 2: 60 Oregon wineries are coming to you for Willamette Valley Wine’s Pinot in the City.
Boston / May 3: Willamette Valley wineries join together for a pairing dinner at City Winery.
Washington, D.C. / May 7: Eight stellar producers are bringing 40 wines to ZachysDC.
And so much more because of course, May is Oregon Wine Month everywhere.
Last fall with members of the Society of Wine Educators conference, I was able to visit Adelsheim in Oregon. I confess I had no idea about the importance of this winery to the founding of the Oregon wine industry. I had heard of David Lett, whose winery I wrote about last week, but I didn’t know much about the other founding members of the Oregon winery industry. Adelsheim bought their property in 1971 in the Chehalem Mountains. They were the first winery in the area. David Adelsheim planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay thinking it was the perfect terroir for these grapes. Time has proved him correct.
They own more than 200 acres of land in the Willamette Valley, with 180 acres planted to vines. The soils in the area are a mix of volcanic and sedimentary soils. Their winemaker is Gina Hennen.
Adelsheim is also a member of “LIVE”, …
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Thanks to Snooth , many years ago, I was able to try a host of wines from Oregon and Peking Duck, neither of which were common occurrences in my world. I found the wines to be diverse, interesting, appealing to my palate and easy to pair with a variety of dishes. I also found the... Continue Reading →