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
Rosé wines

Enjoy the lighter side of wine at Rosé in the Rose City2 min read

Toast the start of summer by sipping rosé and several white wines made by wineries in the Northern Willamette Valley. Rosé in the Rose City, a sanctioned Rose Festival event, celebrates rosé, an often-misunderstood wine. Today’s rosé wines run the gamut from very dry with high acid le
Artisanal WIne Cellars

Memorial Day weekend wine tasting in Newberg, gateway to the Willamette Valley3 min read

Memorial Day weekend and wine tasting go together like cheese and crackers. Celebrate the holiday weekend in style– wine lovers throughout the Portland area should hit the 99W down to Newberg, the gateway to the Willamette Valley’s wine country. Recently, a number of wineries have ope
Stoller Vineyards

Wine tasting in the Dundee Hills over Memorial Day weekend4 min read

Memorial Day weekend is considered by many to be the open house of the Willamette Valley wineries. The spring cleaning has been done and all the wineries are officially open for the summer! It’s a great opportunity to try new releases while enjoying special touches like food, music, w
Chinato

Chocolate & Vermouth Pairing Class2 min read

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice is the name of this innovative class offered on Wednesday, May 30th from 7:30-9pm at The Meadow Salt shop in North Portland. Two Oregon vermouth producers, Patrick Taylor of Cana’s Feast and Neil Koppline, one of the owners of Imbue Cellars are working
Van Duzer, one of the Pinot 365 wineries

Pinot in Portland hosted by Pinot 3652 min read

Pinot 365 is bringing Pinot noir to the city for just one special evening. This group of 13 wineries are all open 365 days a year and spread across the Willamette Valley. Their mission is to provide an authentic winery experience, regardless of season or day of the week. But they also
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
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
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
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