2011 Ponzi Vineyards Arneis

Searching for an unusual wine for Easter?1 min read

If you’re looking for an unusual wine for Easter, look no further than Arneis. A wine varietal grown mostly in the Piedmont region of Italy, this white wine pairs well with the most unusual foods, such as asparagus! With its determined shoots popping out of the earth, asparagus is the
Rosé wine

Looking for a deal? Dry Rosés are cheap, cheap, cheap!1 min read

Usually associated with warm summer weather, rosés are good any time of year. Pair them with spicy foods, friends who aren’t white wine drinkers or a chilly winter evening when you need a reminder that summer will eventually come around again. Since most people have the urge to drink
Pinot noir grapes

Pinot noir: The seductive temptress2 min read

Pinot noir. A tricky grape to grow but oh, the rewards for both the winemaker and wine drinker! Pinot noir is finicky, elusive, fussy, the list goes on and on. And this is exactly why people fall in love with it. It’s not unusual to meet regular folks that have fallen under it’s spell
Snowy Oregon vineyard

All I want for Christmas3 min read

My wish for Christmas is that the winemakers and vineyard owners of Oregon keep honing their skills, thus perfecting the lovely wines being produced throughout the state. My hope is that by continuing to act as good stewards of the land, implementing sustainable measures such as organ
Snow on the mountains

Wine Tasting in Oregon’s Willamette Valley Thanksgiving Weekend3 min read

If you live most any place in the now drenched state of Oregon, you’ve likely heard how the wineries go all out over Thanksgiving weekend. New releases get poured, library wines are opened, wine club member pick up parties abound, along with much food and music to celebrate the end of
Abacela Winery

Taste Southern Oregon’s wines on us!4 min read

Haven’t yet made it down to enjoy the wonderful wines being produced in Southern Oregon? Maybe you have but are dying to taste them again! Maybe you didn’t know grapes were even being grown anywhere beyond the Willamette Valley? Whatever your reason, we’re hoping you will enter our co
Lange Estate

Willamette Valley’s Miracle Wine Grape Harvest 20113 min read

With a very cold and wet spring, the grapevine budbreak in Oregon’s Willamette Valley vineyards began much later than usual. The grapevines are awakened from their long winter’s sleep once the average daily temperatures reach 50°F. Due to unseasonably cool weather in Oregon, this year
Abacela sign

Sept. 1: International Tempranillo Day2 min read

How do you plan to celebrate this wonderfully inky noble wine? For beginners out there who haven’t yet tried this grape varietal, I highly recommend seeking it out! (It’s pronouncing tem • pra • ne-yo just so you know!) Born and raised in the higher elevations of Rioja and Ribera del
Grape vines

Grüner Veltliner: A tasty but tiny blip on the wine radar1 min read

For a crisp, dry and easy-drinking white wine, Grüner Veltliner is the perfect alternative to Sauvignon blanc or Pinot gris. Austria’s most planted grape, it’s a delicious wine with a low alcohol level for summer fun in the sun. With notes of green apple, citrus, apricots and white pe