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More than 100 Oregon Wineries to Participate in the Oregon Wine Experience® Oregon Wine Competition® August 5-6

MEDFORD, Ore. — A record number of wineries–over 100–will compete in the competition The Oregon Wine Competition®. Entry into the competition is now officially closed. The panel of highly renowned wine judges will be evaluating more than 300 wines the weekend of August 5-6
2016 Chehalem INOX Unoaked Chardonnay

2016 Chehalem INOX Unoaked Chardonnay

2016 Chehalem INOX Unoaked Chardonnay Willamette Valley Oregon Stelvin screw cap enclosure This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, we receive a tiny compensation from Amazon. Your support keeps our blog going! Are you an “AB

All-New Wine Trolley Rolls Into the Santa Maria Valley

(Santa Maria, Calif.) – An exciting new development has made its way into the Santa Maria Valley. The Santa Maria Valley wine trolley will bring a whole new way of experiencing the wine region. The wine trolley will run Saturdays and Sundays, and run every 75 minutes from 11 a.m. to 5

Domaine Serene to Build Oregon’s First Dedicated White Wine Winery

DAYTON, Ore. – March 14, 2017 – Domaine Serene, the Dundee Hills winery known for consistently producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, has started construction on a new winery dedicated solely to Chardonnay, White Pinot Noir and Sparkling Wines. The new facility, opening in t

Don Sebastiani & Sons #Crushedit with a Portfolio of Food-Friendly, Approachable and California-Styled Wines meant for celebrating life’s most Epic Moments

Sonoma, California — February 23, 2017 — Don Sebastiani & Sons, the Sonoma-based, family-owned producer of innovative wine and food products, announces the reinvigoration of The Crusher portfolio of super-premium California wines with a new label design and new California label de

Holiday Pairings with San Simeon

December 14, 2016 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – The Riboli Family’s San Simeon collection boasts a variety of food-friendly, thoughtfully crafted wines that pair tremendously with an assortment of different holiday classics. San Simeon 2014 Viognier is a bright, luscious wine with ripe peac

Wine Spectator Ranks Domaine Serene Chardonnay No. 1 White Wine of the Year for 2016

The Wine Spectator magazine announced today that Domaine Serene’s 2014 Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay has been ranked #2 Wine of the Year in their list of the Top 100 Wines of 2016. Commenting on the announcement, winery owner and co-founder Grace Evenstad noted the progress Oregon has m

Epicurious Launches the Ultimate Wine Collection for Home Cooks and Foodies

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Epicurious, the pioneering digital food brand and one of the most trusted voices in food, has announced a new collection of custom designed wines for culinary and wine enthusiasts alike. Epicurious is known for connecting a community of hom

Oregon’s Willamette Valley Wins Wine Enthusiast’s Prestigious 2016 Wine Star Award for “Wine Region of the Year”

Portland, Ore. (November 10, 2016) Today, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, an esteemed, internationally-recognized wine publication for oenophiles, announced Oregon’s Willamette Valley as its 2016 Wine Region of the Year for its annual Wine Star Awards. The Wine Star Awards are viewed as som

French connection drives Sidewood’s Adelaide Hills expansion

New vineyards, a bottling plant and French-inspired wines are helping an Adelaide Hills winery rapidly expand its operations. Sidewood has this year bought a 25ha vineyard to take its total plantings to 93ha across four sites in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia, making it one of

Seamus Wines takes four medals at 2016 Harvest Fair

October 3, 2016 – Séamus Wines is excited to announce it is a multi-award winner in the prestigious 2016 Sonoma County Harvest Fair in Santa Rosa, California. The company was honored with the following: GOLD: 2011 Old Sonoma Cabernet 100 GOLD: 2014 Debutante Rosé SILVER: 2010 Old Sono

Deep Woods Cabernet wins Max Schubert Trophy at 2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

A West Australian Cabernet Sauvignon has taken out the prestigious Max Schubert Trophy at the 2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show. However, it was wines from the award’s home state of South Australia that dominated today’s trophy presentations, winning more than half of the major awards. Th

Hyde de Villaine Makes Long-Term Commitment to Napa Valley

HELENA, CA (June 20, 2016) — Hyde de Villaine (HdV) purchased in May 2016 a 33.5 acre parcel at the corner of Silverado Trail and Trancas Street in Napa Valley, California. The property comprises 24 acres of vineyard, a 3,750-square-foot winery and a residence. The location has been t

Fullerton Wines Expands Distribution with C & G Wines

Portland, Oregon – June 14, 2017 – Fullerton Wines has signed with C & G Wines to distribute their wines in both Washington and Oregon. Having successfully self-distributed in the Oregon market to date, the Fullerton family looks to the future with excitement. The well-reputed tea

Oregon Wine Board Releases First Statewide Touring Guide Magazine

PORTLAND, May 16, 2016 — For the first time ever, visitors to Oregon wine country will have a dedicated, comprehensive resource to help inspire and plan trips to visit wineries throughout the state. The newly published Oregon Wine Official Touring Guide is a magazine featuring beautif

Aussie wines shine at International Wine Challenge

Australian wines have shone at the International Wine Challenge taking out the second highest number of awards at the prestigious London event. Many of the top performers were from the iconic regions of South Australia, which produces almost half of the wine from Down Under. Among the

#Drinkchenin Day goes Global with Events held in Cities and Wine Regions around the world on June 17

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 5, 2016) – On Friday, June 17, 2016 Chenin Blanc enthusiasts around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast to celebrate the second annual #DrinkChenin Day, a day designated to honor the amazing and versatile wine varietal. Taste Chenin Blanc wines from Or

Division Winemaking Company celebrates sixth vintage release with launch of Inaugural Wine Club

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 2, 2016) – Known for their passionate promotion of lesser-known wine varietals and minimalist manipulation winemaking, Division Winemaking Company’s (DWC) founders Kate Norris and Tom Monroe will launch a two-tiered membership-based wine club featuring all DWC wine

Wine touring with a twist

(SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, Calif.) — Whether it’s your first time exploring the Santa Ynez Valley or your fifteenth, how you taste your way through wine country can be just as important as what you taste. To be sure, world-class wine awaits here. But discovering new and different ways to exp

Palm Springs Life Festival and famed Italian food & wine guide Gambero Rosso announce “In Vino Veritas,” their first collaboration bringing the finest Italian wines and cuisine to the Coachella Valley

PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA (March 14, 2016)— Palm Springs Life Festival announces In Vino Veritas in collaboration with Gambero Rosso, the leading guide to the best food and wines of Italy. (  Taking place at the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage on Saturday, April 23 and

King Estate Winery Joins Willamette Valley AVA

King Estate Winery, a long-time and leading producer of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, has joined Oregon’s best known wine growing region, the Willamette Valley. Located in Eugene, Ore., King Estate petitioned the federal government in 2013 to expand the 5,360-square-mile Willamette Valle
2014 Walter Scott Willamette Valley Chardonnay

2014 Walter Scott Willamette Valley Chardonnay

2014 Walter Scott Willamette Valley Chardonnay Willamette Valley AVA Oregon 350 cased produced tarted by Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon after years of pining for their own wine label, Walter Scott Wines finally became a reality in 2008. Named after Ken’s grandfather (Walter) and hi

Celebrate the holidays with Portland made wines and festive dishes at SE Wine Collective’s “Partridge in a pear tree” cuisinierés dinner

PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 7, 2015) – Drink and be jolly among friends, family, and new acquaintances, at the SE Wine Collective’s “Partridge in a Pear Tree” Cuisinierés Holiday Dinner on Tuesday December 15th. Guests are invited to break bread and enjoy Chef Althea Grey Potter’s beautiful
2013 ROCO Chardonnay

2013 ROCO Chardonnay

2013 ROCO Chardonnay k, we’re going to wax poetic about this wine for a moment…this is a excellent Chardonnay with a strong acidic backbone, yet a kiss of oak that creates an amazing textural mouthfeel. Winemaker Rollin Soles really hit it out of the park with this wine! M
2013 Alpha Omega Unoaked Chardonnay

2013 Alpha Omega Unoaked Chardonnay

2013 Alpha Omega Unoaked Chardonnay Napa Valley AVA California he color of straw, this Chardonnay is 100% unoaked. So when we stuck our noses in our glasses, aromas of many things orange jumped out at us, rather than oak aromas masking all the lovely fruit. We smelled everything from

Statera Cellars to Become Willamette Valley’s First Chardonnay-Only Winery

Carlton, OR – Three single vineyard Chardonnay wines from Statera Cellars are in their final stages of fermentation. Established in 2014, Statera Cellars is an independent winery that focuses exclusively on Chardonnay in the Willamette Valley– an area predominantly known for pinot noi
2013 Ventana Estate Chardonnay

2013 Ventana Estate Chardonnay

2013 Ventana Estate Chardonnay Arroyo Seco sub AVA Monterey AVA California ack in the day, California Chardonnays were oaky butter bombs. Happily there has been a shift toward a more judicious use of oak, allowing the fruit flavors to really come through. This wine was made in that ne

Matello Wine Dinner – Marcus’ Return to the Heathman

–Provided by Lane PR on behalf of the Heathman and Matello Wines– Raised on an 80 acre farm outside of Silverton, Oregon, Marcus Goodfellow of Matello Wines, developed his work ethic and connection to the land growing up surrounded by Oregon’s natural bounty. While goats, cows,
Kramer Vineyards Chardonnay

2011 Kramer Vineyards Chardonnay

2011 Kramer Vineyards Chardonnay Kramer Vineyard Willamette Valley AVA Oregon ade by Oregon winemakers, this Chardonnay ain’t the buttery version found to the south of the state. And thank goodness for that! Oregon is still trying to define its style for Chardonnay and Kim Krame
Kramer Vineyards Chardonnay

2009 Kramer Vineyards Chardonnay

2009 Kramer Vineyards Chardonnay (Cellar Door Club Reserve) Yamhill-Carlton sub AVA Willamette Valley AVA Oregon ade from Dijon Chardonnay clones, this wine was a bright sunshine yellow with a golden hue around the edge of the glass. Aromas of buttered popcorn, lemons, toffee and a su