Wine Blog

LCC (Lucky Crimson Clover)

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PBR, TLC, and other three letter acronyms punctuated our tour through the winding, dirt-filled, back roads of the Willamette Valley. The tastes of pinot noir in between drives through unspoiled nature and fields of crimson clover made today’s tour a delight for all of our senses. We decided finding delicious wines must be the luck…

Big Tractor, Little Tractor

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We explored the math in between the vines and of clusters hanging from manicured canopies. Which tractor could cultivate the best pinot noir was a divided and healthy debate. But, the real fun was found in anecdotes of a tipsy rabbit who was thrilled with the bounty of hazelnuts found in the Willamette Valley. Watch…

A penguin, a lizard and a whale walk into a winery…

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From mastering buckling our own seat belts to a deep discussion on the cuteness of teacup pigs as pets, this brother-planned bachelor party interjected some great banter into our tour. We learned about experimental varietals and how to make white from red. We pressed our ears against barrels to listen to the wine ferment and…

A Perfectly Ripe Avocado

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Pinot Noir can be a fickle grape, and understanding when tannin and acidity find the perfect balance is very similar to a ripe avocado.  It is that small window of time when everything is just right!  This bride to be enjoyed her day with special friends, wonderful food, and some amazing wine.  It was her perfectly…

Pinot and Pop2k

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The day started in the Chehalem mountains. A thick fog hung in the air and snow covered the ground, a sign that winter is still in full swing. The cozy fireplace at J. Christopher was a lovely first stop. The ladies enjoyed some beautiful Pinot Noir, a surprising Sauvignon Blanc and we all learned a…

A Documentary on Fun

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The sun decided to shine after several days of cold and rainy weather…..it was a beautiful day to be in the wine country.  These four professionals from the entertainment industry had a great time tasting the vintage variations of Pinot Noir as well some amazing views and lovely lunch next to a warm fire.  Today we…

POG with Everything

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When friends are the family you choose, deciphering the familiar connections in this tight-knit group of ladies is a hoot. After humoring me with a silly photo shoot and “horse face” moments just for pictures, we summed up today’s adventure with a nod to the Millennium and a toast to all combinations of mimosas. Click…

Cheers to wine and friendship!

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“Thanks for making us learn something today!” These are words we love to hear. Celebrating each other’s birthday is a tried and true tradition for these friends for more than 20 years!  We can appreciate that each celebration has included wine and we were thrilled to be a part of this birthday celebration. So proud…

Did someone say Chardonnay?

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If you take the gravel road past the dog, you will find one of the most spectacular days the Willamette Valley has to offer. Golden leaves were still hanging on the vines while warm sunshine filtered through the clouds. Sometimes things just come together perfectly! It’s not every day that you meet a professional swimmer…

Tomato Fluffer

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Harvest is in full swing…and with all of this fermentation going on today’s guest taught us how to pollinate a tomato with a toothbrush.  They say there is a story in every bottle of wine, but I say the best stories typically come from those who drink it!  We enjoyed some beautiful vistas on a very…