Glamping 101

Glamping 1014 min read

Glamping. It seems that most people know what it is– ‘glamorous camping,’ but few have actually done it. Yet it’s a great way to experience the great outdoors without hauling around a bunch of camping gear. And anyone who’s pitched a tent knows what a comedy of errors that
Janie at Brooks Winery

The new Brooks Winery in the Eola-Amity Hills7 min read

Brooks Winery has a bittersweet story, one that has touched many wine lovers throughout the Willamette Valley. The sudden death of young winemaker Jimi Brooks shocked the Oregon wine industry just 10 years ago. In fact, the Brooks Winery story is so compelling that it has recently bee
R Stuart Wine Bar

Memorial Day holiday weekend wine tasting in the Willamette Valley9 min read

The many wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley have awoken from their wintery slumber and are having a big open house this Memorial Day holiday weekend. Everyone does something a little special; some offer food, music, library wines from the cellar or souvenir glasses to take home. C
Chris Czarnecki, Chef and owner of the Joel Palmer House

Willamette Valley’s Joel Palmer House gives thanks to those who pour3 min read

Wine workers throughout the Willamette Valley are starting to catch up on their sleep as harvest slows down and barrels are filled with young wine. But before the wine industry officially puts this vintage to sleep, the famed Joel Palmer House Restaurant in Dayton shows its appreciati
Keeler Estate Vineyard

Keeler Estate Vineyard, using sustainable practices to 
create wines with a strong sense of place5 min read

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit Keeler Estate Vineyard, in the Eola-Amity Hills sub AVA of the Willamette Valley. Upon my arrival I was greeted by gracious hostess and owner Gabriele Keeler riding an ATV, with a heavy accent and broad smile, directed me to park in t
Oregon Pinot Camp

Oregon Pinot Camp: Spreading the word about Brand Oregon sip by sip2 min read

The Oregon wine industry is different than any other and Oregon Pinot Camp is a perfect example of that uniqueness. Oregon Pinot Camp (OPC) began in 2000 as a way to introduce wine professionals from across the country to “Brand Oregon.” This concept, strongly held by winemakers and v
Pioneers of Oregon wine

Oregon wine Thanksgiving holiday tradition celebrates 30 years2 min read

Now that harvest is finished and the 2012 vintage is quietly resting in barrels for the winter, wineries throughout the Willamette Valley are ready to celebrate the end of another successful crush. Wine tasting over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend has become an important tradition in
Truffle hunting with dogs at Willamette Valley Vineyard

Oregon truffles take center stage at 8th Annual Oregon Truffle Festival4 min read

Truffles, one of the world’s most decadent foods, are worth rejoicing over. The original organizers thought so too and the Oregon Truffle Festival was born. The 8th annual celebration of these rare and expensive fungi is scheduled for January 25-27, 2013. The only event of its kind in

Willamette Valley harvest workers receive medical care administered by ¡Salud!5 min read

Willamette Valley harvest workers receive medical care administered by ¡Salud! ¡Salud! is a nonprofit organization created 21 years ago to assist Oregon’s seasonal vineyard workers. With no other agency like this in the country, ¡Salud! aim’s to care for the migrant grape pickers alon
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
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