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About the Author: Michele Francisco

Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at & be sure to visit her online portfolio at


  1. Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife 2016-03-09 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Michele, I love this series and look forward to future posts in this series! Interesting that Oregon has twice as many vineyards as wineries.

    • Michele Francisco 2016-03-09 at 8:25 am - Reply

      Thanks Marlynn! Since we planted our hobby vineyard, I decided it would be fun for me (and my readers) to share in the growing stages as they happen.

  2. Erin @ Platings and Pairings 2016-03-09 at 9:04 am - Reply

    What an informative post Michele – Can’t wait to read more in this series. I’m so envious that you have your own “hobby vineyard.” What a fun hobby to have!

    • Michele Francisco 2016-03-09 at 9:09 am - Reply

      Erin- thanks for your kind words! We recently planted 43 grapevine cuttings on our south-facing slope. It will be at least three years before we can really plan on much fruit but I’m really looking forward to tending the vines through their infancy into adulthood.

  3. Create/Enjoy 2016-03-09 at 10:18 am - Reply

    That is very cool background! I love that Oregon has a thriving wine industry. We should all be proud and support it!

    • Michele Francisco 2016-03-09 at 10:38 am - Reply

      Suzannah- we wholeheartedly agree! Thanks for stopping by, Michele

  4. Mary Dickinson 2016-03-09 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Really like the info

    • Michele Francisco 2016-03-09 at 11:27 am - Reply

      Thanks Mary! Hope you have a winederful day! ~Michele

  5. Holly 2016-03-09 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Interesting read! We live in such a great place for wine. I always buy local.

    • Michele Francisco 2016-03-09 at 3:30 pm - Reply

      We sure do Holly! What are some of your favorites?

  6. Jason Barnes 2016-04-26 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Hi Michele, great post(s) and look forward to reading and learning more about the growing process. All the best from Holland. Cheers, Jason

    • Michele Francisco 2016-04-26 at 8:07 pm - Reply

      Hi Jason-

      Thanks for stopping by, all the way from Holland. Do you get much Oregon wine there? Please be sure to stay tuned for more in the series as we move through the wine growing season.


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