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WILLAMETTE VALLEY PHOTOS TAGGED #WVHARVEST2019! We asked our wineries to tag their harvest photos #WVHarvest2019 so we could watch them through the winemaking process. Photos are updated hourly. Enjoy!


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A few weeks ago we had the most perfect little Saturday out in the upper Willamette Valley wine country! 😍🍷LIVE on the blog is a detailed account of our visit to both lemelsonwinery + eminentdomaine , two of my faves! But WAIT! Tell me YOUR favorite winery to visit in the comments below 👇+ then head to the link in my bio and check out my latest post! 😘
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I’ve completely eliminated drinking wine during the week, so come Thursday, I’m excited to pick out my weekend bottle. Tomorrow I’ll be sipping on this 2015 L’Altra Linea Dundee Hills Pinot Noir from furiosovineyard. I picked this up in the tasting room over a year ago so my memory is foggy on the details and notes, but I must have liked it to bring it home!🤷‍♀️🍷

Tell me what you plan to open this weekend! ⬇️
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The days are long but the years are short, might as well enjoy a nice glass of wine. Lately I’ve been enjoying this Rose from stollerwine! After the babes are in bed I like to pretend I’m actually at the vineyards instead of tripping over Hot Wheels as I make my way to collapse on the couch. Thank you so much #stollerwines for providing me a mini-escape back to Oregon (especially since I was pregnant when I was there and couldn’t partake). Want a mini getaway to the vineyards from your living room? Use code STOLLER to save 15% #drinkstoller #wvwines #oregonwine ...

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Our winemaking team has been busy processing the fruit coming in as Harvest continues as scheduled. Early Chardonnay grapes were picked and pressed a few weeks ago ready to become part of our 2020 sparkling wine vintage 👏🏼




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The perfect ending to an 𝓪𝓶𝓪𝔃𝓲𝓷𝓰 weekend. Time to sit and relax with a glass of Pinot Noir Rose from stollerwine.

How did you end your weekend?

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Views of Downtown Newberg from the top of our Corral Creek Vineyard. Our thoughts go out to first responders and those affected by the nearby fires - stay safe!




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Keeper of the Barrels, Princess of the Pinot ♥️ We love her cool demeanor and are always thrilled when her mother, Winemaker Katie Santora brings her to work at the winery. 🍷🐾 Happy #nationaldogday Mani!




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"This was the first year that we had a team of all interns from the United States. The five of them ranged in experience and background. Coming together during a pandemic and getting through harvest was challenging but we had the right team for the job. 2020 will be one for the books. Cheers to our Harvest Team!" - Katie Santora, Winemaker. Learn more about our interns - follow the 🔗 in profile!




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Beaux Frères founding captain, Michael G. Etzel, scouting out our block at Guadalupe Vineyard in his daily driver, a 1972 Datsun 521 pickup.
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We’re seeing an exceptional amount of site diversity this vintage, with Mother Nature looking poised to deliver a beautiful burst of energy as we approach the finish line. Just about ready to pull the anchors up and set sail on 2020!

📸 by careycritchlow sequiturwine


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Happy International Pinot Noir Day! 🎉For this very special occasion, I’ve put together different categories featuring Oregon Pinot Noir - all based solely on my opinion and experience. ⁣😀

🍷Favorite Pinot Noirs I’ve Had in 2020:⁣
1999 from beauxfreres (thanks decanterberrytales)⁣
2010 From stinnocentwine (thanks kylemaxb)⁣
2012 Beacon Hill from whiteroseestate

🍷Favorite New Producer I Discovered in 2020:⁣
granville_wines

🍷Favorite New-ish Producers I’ve Discovered in the Last Couple of Years:⁣
hazelferncellars
domainedivio
madvioletswineco ⁣
walterscottwines

🍷Long-Time Favorite Producer:⁣
alexanawinery

🍷Winemaker I’d Most like to Meet:⁣
lynnpa ⁣

🍷Best for Cellaring/Really Go the Distance:⁣
cristomwine
bergstromwines
beauxfreres
domainedrouhinoregon

🍷Oregon Pinot Noirs that First Got Me Hooked:⁣
patriciagreencellars
jchristopherwines
bethelheightsvineyard

What would you add to these categories? Full disclaimer that I’m going to miss a ton of fantastic producers here, but I wanted it to be very off the top of my head and the first thoughts that came to mind. 😊⁣⬇️

Opening Pinot Noir today to celebrate? If so, let me know which one! ⁣🍷🍷🍷
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Found in a Pinot Noir bin: one of what we call "Material Other than Grapes" who is now doubling as our harvest mascot! 🍇⁠⠀
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Why is the “noir” lowercase in this (and only this) vintage of the Beaux Frères Vineyard portfolio?
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Recently, a great friend of ours, Rich Schaefer (thewinewedrink), was enjoying this exact wine and sent along this question. According to Michael “The Dad” Etzel, our founding partner, the answer is shrouded slightly by time, given the nearly twenty years since the one-off decision was made.
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He remembers being momentarily swayed by the rationale of none other than Papa Pinot himself, David Lett, whose eyrievineyards bottles presented (as they still do to this day) what many argue is the accurate grammatical spelling of the varietal. As for why this change only stuck for one vintage, the decision to return to the version we had traditionally used and continue to employ - “Pinot Noir” - seems to have been a purely aesthetic decision.
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While an argument around grammar may be the last thing some of us want to pair with our Pinot, we’d love to hear some perspective from both sides of the aisle. Where does this debate stand today?
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It’s FriYAY everyone! 🙌 We made it! 😋Poured myself a glass of soterwines rosè 🍷(I was srsly CRAVING it!) and headed to the back porch this time.😆Tyler has the grill fired up, and we are READY! What’s on your weekend agenda?!😍
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Amphoras.⁠

This clay vessel showcases the purity of our fruit, helps soften the tannins and creates mineral-driven wines.⁠

Our Pinot is fermented in amphora, and will age in neutral French oak barrels.⁠




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Harvest 2020 is starting up, and we want to celebrate that! We are counting down the days until we can begin picking our first grapes destined for our sparkling wines. 🍾

With these unprecedented times, it’s nice to know we’ll still have the #OregonWine we know and love. We will be partnering with some of our neighbors in the following weeks to #CelebrateOregonHarvest and provide food and clothing for families in need. #FeedOregon
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Chehalem's first-ever sparkling wine was tiraged a couple of weeks ago. The process generally takes 3-5 years before disgorging and release, but we are looking forward to joining the sparkling wine game!




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We recently dug up the manure-filled horns that we buried last fall, the contents of which are used to create BD 501 vineyard prep. A damp June slowed the development of the nutrients, but our recent excavation yielded some rich and potent fertilizer. This will be mixed with water and applied to the vineyard for health and vitality.
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Winemaker, Katie Santora and her dog, Mani headed up to walk the Ridgecrest Vineyard this morning and sample some of the ripening fruit. Planted in 1990, Ridgecrest was the first vineyard in what would be the famed Ribbon Ridge AVA. Located in a cooler microclimate, Ridgecrest tends to be about a week later – from bud break through harvest – than our other estate vineyards. It is planted to seven different Pinot Noir clones. The wines from this site tend to be big and brambly, with black-fruit aromas and flavors like blackberry, and black cherry. A wine club favorite, we can’t wait to see what the 2020 vintage brings!




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Like many of you, I’ve spent the last week listening, reflecting, and challenging myself to do better. As I’ve looked around the landscape of the Willamette Valley wine industry during this time, there have been a few examples of those who are using their platform to support Black Lives Matter and other organizations fighting for social justice and equality with ACTION. Many of these are small, family-owned wineries still reeling from COVID, and yet, they have made no excuses to do the work. 👏🏻👏🏼👏🏾👏🏿⁣

hazelferncellars created a raffle that raised over $4k for four different causes/organizations: eji_or bailproject blackgirlscode theblackmancan ⁣

walterscottwines is donating 25% of the sales of their benefit cases to the naacp for the month of June.⁣

antica_terra has created a BIPOC mentorship program “to support and see real systemic change in the wine and hospitality industries.”⁣

hiyuwinefarm is auctioning six double magnums to the highest bidder with 100% of the proceeds to benefit blackfoodnw. ⁣

domaineroy for the month of June will be donating $10 of each purchase to blackunitedfundor to support the importance of access to opportunities and education.⁠⠀⁣

brookswine has been sharing their upcoming “Read & Sip” event in partnership with lifetimevintage. In support of POC in the wine industry, Lifetime Vintage has offered to donate their entire share of the proceeds from this event to the Association of African American Vintners. Brooks has agreed to MATCH this. 20% of the total proceeds will be donated.⁣

sundayschoolwine is offering its wine education classes at no cost for BIPOC. ⁣

suzor_wines has put together the “I Care Package.” For every package sold, $20 will be equally split and donated to colorofchange and familymealpdx. ⁣

For Black-owned wineries that are local, I have discovered maisonnoirwines and abbeycreekwine. More on these two wineries to come in another post! Do you know of others? Please share in the comments! ⁣

What wineries around the Willamette Valley have you seen take ACTION? Please share in the comments. ⬇️⁣
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We believe that there’s a better way to do business. That’s why Chehalem is proud to be a Certified B Corporation! This means we’ve met the highest verified standard of social and environmental impact. You can follow our community of businesses acting as a force for good at bcorporation




#pinotnoir #wvcommunity #bcorp #votebcorp #wvwines #oregonwine #chehalemwines #gowinetasting #communityovercompetition #thanks
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We told you WV Chardonnay has a lot of fans. #wvwines #wvcommunity 📸 @bigtablefarm ...

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We're excited to unveil our two new guest homes, each located at our estate vineyard locations: Bell Road Farmhouse and Chehalem House. Enjoy 20% off standard rates for non-members; members receive an additional 20% off special rates. This offer is valid for stays of two nights or more in either of the two homes, now through December 31, 2020.
Tour the homes online now! 🔗 in profile




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This rain is a cause for celebration! 🌧️⁠

With over 1 million acres burned in Oregon, our beautiful state may never be the same. We are grateful for our community and how it has come together to lend a hand to one another through these challenging times.⁠

For the month of September, $10 of every online order will be donated to Red Cross Red Shield. Join us in helping to rebuild our community. ❤️⁠


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Jared Etzel, our winemaker.⁠

Jared grew up on the Beaux Frères farm and was schooled in Enology and Viticulture at Oregon State University. ⁠

In Oregon, he worked vintages at Cristom and Brick House Vineyards before traveling to Spain where he worked at Artadi & Clos Erasmus. ⁠

Before developing Domaine Roy & fils, Jared moved to California where he worked with Fisher Vineyards, Kapcsandy, and Blankiet. ⁠

Jared's inspiration comes from organic and biodynamic farming and low intervention winemaking from estate vineyards that make soulful wines specific to their site and vintage. Cheers!⁠



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‼️Hot off the press: NBA superstar CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers will be the 2020 Ambassador for the annual Willamette: the Pinot Noir Auction, the annual trade auction which opens today.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Currently in Orlando, Florida, McCollum is sheltered inside the “NBA Bubble" which, according to ESPN, has been importing wine from the outside world far more than any other refreshment. 3jmccollum has long been a fan of Willamette Pinot noir and is the region’s newest winemaker, having announced the launch of his own wine brand heritage91wine in partnership with adelsheim a few months back.
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The Blazers play the Dallas Mavericks today at 3:30 PM PST, and we'll be tuning in because we have a new favorite player #RipCity 🏀
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The Chardonnay here in Oregon just keeps getting better and better! I can’t wait to see where this varietal goes here in the Willamette Valley in the years to come. One of my favorites is the La Belle Promenade from flaneurwines - apple, something tropical, and toast that’s well-balanced by the acidity. Perfect for enjoying these summer days but also a wine I’d serve at Thanksgiving. ☀️🍗😀
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Our Virtual Visit tasting package is still one of our favorite ways to share the Beaux Frères portfolio during these unparalleled times. ⁣

Let us introduce you to our most superb Hospitality Coordinator, Rachel Feiner, the resident rockstar of our virtual tasting program. Much like an in-person visit with Rachel at our winery, you never know what sort of creature might make a cameo, whether human or otherwise. Makes for a great gift or an excellent way to kick off a sunny summer evening at home — follow the link in our bio for more details, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon!


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Savoring the last bits of the weekend. No Sunday Scaries for me when a glass of Oregon Pinot Noir is in hand. ❤️😀🍷

What’s your go-to way of relaxing on Sunday evenings? ⬇️
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Saturday, June 13 is #nationalroséday 💖 Read a book, call a friend, or find a few minutes to do something to recharge, refuel and renew. Then join us in the tasting room and pick up our newly released Rosé of Pinot noir or take advantage of our June overnight shipping specials. 🔗 in profile - Cheers to the weekend!




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