R Stuart ¡Salud! Pinot noir

¡Salud! the neglected workers that make Oregon wine possible5 min read

As harvest nears in the Willamette Valley, vineyards are preparing for the grape pickers to arrive. These migrant workers travel from place to place, harvesting grapes as they ripen. Oregon’s wine industry would not be possible without their skilled labor to bring the grapes in from t
Wine Bloggers Conference

Wine bloggers from across the country descend on Portland to taste Oregon wine3 min read

  The fifth annual Wine Bloggers Conference took place two weeks ago in Portland. “Wine bloggers unite” was the tribal mantra of the 350+ writers in attendance. For many of these wine bloggers, it was their first time in Oregon and, more importantly, their first in-depth exposure
Bloggers Blend Pinot noir

Gratitude: the feeling kept popping up all weekend long at the Wine Bloggers Conference6 min read

This being my very first Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), I feel it has taken me days to re-enter the real world. I joke that I fell into a black hole during the WBC; fully immersing myself in the experience. Never have I met so many like-minded and talented individuals that cease to t
Italy in the Valley

Italy in the Valley Celebration: a wine vacation without the passport3 min read

Discover the wines of Italy without ever leaving the state Cana’s Feast Winery is hosting the 4th Annual Italy in the Valley Celebration where wine lovers across the Willamette Valley and Portland can taste Italian wine varietals produced by eleven Pacific Northwest wineries. This yea
Italy in the Valley

Need a wine vacation to Italy? Why not free tickets to the next best thing: Italy in the Valley on Sunday, August 26 in Carlton?2 min read

Please enter our contest to win a couple tickets to Italy in the Valley. Eleven wineries making Italian wine varietals in the Pacific Northwest are hoping to transport you to the Old World on Sunday, August 26th from 1-5pm at the Cana’s Feast Winery in Carlton. A $40 value- these tick
Enso Winery wines

Sip your way through the PDX wine trail over the Urban Wine Experience weekend3 min read

Winemakers at the urban wineries dotted around the city are an innovative, pioneering bunch. So it’s no surprise that the PDX Urban Wineries group is hosting their first ever Urban Wine Experience. Planned for the second weekend in August (Aug. 11-12), all the members will be pouring
Wayne, Portland's wizard of wine

Wayne the Wine Wizard: keeping Portland weird one wine drinker at a time4 min read

Wayne Oppenheimer, the Wine Wizard, is a familiar face throughout Portland and the Willamette Valley wine country. He’s a busy man with several different facets to his business; a wine shop in SE Portland, a wine tour company, regular wine classes and tastings, a popular wine club and
Riesling Taste Scales

Toast the Summer of Riesling with the world’s most noble & versatile white wine5 min read

Riesling is not only the world’s most noble white wine grape but also the most versatile. If you’re like many wine drinkers, you immediately think “sweet” when the varietal is mentioned. That’s why the International Riesling Foundation and Summer of Riesling creator Paul Grieco are st
On the road to Hood River

Hood River: A breezy wine and beer weekend getaway8 min read

Did you know that Hood River is only an hour from the city? A quick waterfall-filled drive through the Gorge offers Portlanders a breezy weekend getaway for wine and beer lovers alike. With great wineries, local breweries, quaint bed and breakfast inns and gorgeous views of the Columb
Willakenzie wines

Ooh la la– Bastille Day celebrations all weekend long4 min read

What’s Bastille Day without wine? Fortunately you don’t have to find out since WillaKenzie Estate is celebrating all weekend long. On Saturday, July 14, the actual holiday, Portlanders can partake in the free festivities at Director Park in downtown Portland. With over 8000 participan
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Drink Pink: Celebrate Oregon Rosé wines4 min read

Winemakers throughout the Willamette Valley are making some serious rosé wines these days. Rosé, like many teenagers, suffered an awkward, blushing adolescence as sweet, mass-marketed White Zinfandel. Patton Valley Vineyard and other Oregon wineries are working to change those preconc
Patton Valley Vineyards

Delectable Patton Valley Vineyard Winemaker Dinner at Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine2 min read

Do you find food and wine pairings a challenge? Let the experts at Patton Valley Vineyards and Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine help you discover perfect combinations that celebrate the bounty of early summer crops. Winemaker Derek Einberger and chef Pascal Sauton invite wine and food lov