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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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Love to learn about wine? Me too! Save this post for go-to website I love to visit to expand my wine knowledge. 🤓
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I’m just starting to study for WSET 3. But you don't have to start a formal wine education to learn about wine. The beauty of the internet!
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In no particular order, here are some of my fave wine websites:
🍷 jancisrobinson.com
🍷 daily.sevenfifty.com
🍷 jamessuckling.com
🍷 vinepair.com
🍷 decanter.com
🍷 winefolly.com
🍷 sommjournal.com
🍷 guildsomm.com
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I'm also big on regional websites; currently and frequently on
🍷 vins-bourgogne.fr
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Tell me your faves, too!
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Can you name the variety pictured here?
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And the next chapter of the farm begins...

Yesterday we started planting the first vines for our own vineyard on an acre we have been prepping for more than a year.

This weekend we’ll finish planting a half acre each of Gamay and Aligoté.

This is part of the 30 year plan for the property. It’s really freaking hard to see that far into the future and plan for it now but at same time it’s so exciting to think about what could be and the state of the world.

What we do know is that we’ll still be here, God willing, farming this land and seeing the beautiful rewards of stewarding it well. And I’ll be grateful I snapped this photo of Bubba crawling through the dirt planting the first of his vines to remind our kids and grandkids of the journey we started.
#godspeed #willamettevalley #oregonwinecountry #oregonwine #godspeedhollow #gamay #ilovegamay #wvwines #newbergoregon #biodynamicfarming #biodynamicwine #regenerativefarming #regenerativeagriculture
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Let’s raise a glass to Friday, shall we?! ⠀⠀
This weekend is going to be a busy one in the Willamette Valley, jam-packed with tons of fun Pre-Thanksgiving events and opportunities to stock up on wine for the holidays. I’m having a hard time narrowing down the list of events I want to attend, though these are my top contenders:
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• Flâneur Thanksgiving Wines, Saturday & Sunday 11-4 at the Grain Elevator. Flâneur will be pouring their ‘16 Couvee Constantin Pinot Noir (and others), which was named one of the best wines for Thanksgiving by foodandwine Magazine. Entry is $30, or complimentary for club members.
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• Beauxfreres Pre-Thanksgiving Open House, Saturday from 10 to 3. This annual event is a rare opportunity to drop in to the normally by appointment only winery, and one of the only times that you can also taste sequiturwine & coattailswine at Beaux Fréres. $25, complimentary for club members.
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• delancellottiwines Pre-Thanksgiving Open House Friday & Saturday 11-4, pouring new releases. $30, free for club members.
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• hundredsunswine Fall Tasting, Saturday 12-3 at their winery - Gamay, Grenache, and hats!
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Are you headed to any fun events this weekend, in the Willamette Valley or elsewhere?
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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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5 of the World's Top Wine Regions Where Women Are Leading the Scene - Sip the finest vino in the world's best women-led wineries. Cheers to our own Katie Santora and Stoller's Kate Payne-Brown for their amazing wines and trailblazing spirit 🍷read article from departuresmag 🔗 in bio •



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Happy wine Wednesday wine lovers!

We continue to introduce Oregon wine to you. The wine of the day is viognier we discovered on our most recent visit to Willamette Valley winery Dominio IV

Viognier Still Life 2019 by dominio4 reflects the winemaker's artistic personality. Patrick Reuter, the winemaker, and the co-owner of Dominio IV, not just makes wines, but designs labels for each bottle as well. 

"Still Life" 2019 is made with the Viognier grapes sourced from Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley. It was aged in 100% neutral barrels.
Typically, we taste the wine first and later check the back label for the winemaker's wine notes. We were surprised how close our description was to what we read on the label.
We sensed the aromas of tropical fruits, lemon flesh, white flowers, and apricot skin. On the palate, it's dominated by peach, orange, and lemon.
"Still Life" Viognier has a substantial body, higher acidity than we expected, and an orange aftertaste. 

The orange-like profile of "Still Life" calls for appetizers and salads with oranges, tomatoes, and parsley. And we paired it with fish dish accompanied with parsley (see the previous post)

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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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Which list will Santa have you on this year - naughty or nice? 🎅🏼

Nice list for me...I’ve shared good wine with friends. 😀
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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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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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The best pairing... 😏 Wine & books 🍷📖 My favorite season is around the corner... ...

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Did you know that there are two new AVAs in Oregon?
Tualatin Hills and the Laurelwood District are located in the northern end of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, in the heart of Oregon’s Pinot Noir producing zone.

The 33,600-acre Laurelwood District AVA covers the northern slopes of the Chehalem Mountains AVA, including Cornelius, Scholls and Sherwood.

Laurelwood soils consist of a fine windblown soil called loess. It consists predominantly of silt-sized sediment formed by the accumulation of wind-blown dust and was produced by the grinding down of basaltic and other volcanic rocks by glaciers during the last ice age.

This soil produces Burgundian styled Pinot Noir wines with flavors of cherry, blackberry, and spice. These wines are lighter and elegant with well-defined tannins. They are different than the earthier, more robust, black fruit centered styles of Oregon’s sedimentary soils.

The 144.000-acre Tualatin Hills AVA is the northernmost location within the Willamette Valley.

The AVA petition, filed in 2015, was led by Alfredo Apolloni of Apolloni Vineyards, Rudy Marchesi of Montinore Estate and Mike Kuenz of David Hill Vineyard and Winery.
The petition to the TTB to recognize the unique geology of the area and its iconic wines, was made in 2016 by Ponzi Vineyards and Dion Vineyard.

We have tasted wines from both AVAs, but now we plan to make a tasting comparing them to other sub-regions of Willamette Valley.

What is in your glass today?

(the photo was taken in a different part of Oregon)

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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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Has your wine club membership ever been rewarded with a custom etched 3 liter bottle of wine? Last year we drove down to Carlton Oregon for the Ken Wright Cellars Ten Year Anniversary Party. Surprisingly, our membership was rewarded with this bottle of wine. 💥 For real!!! That is the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine. When the hubby first saw this, though, he was a little worried that it had his name on it instead of mine! 😂 ⁠
Even though this year is a little different without big celebrations, we're so happy for the great memories. Today on the VinoSocial blog, I write about our experience as members. Read more via Linkin.bio and leave a comment about your fave wine club!⁠

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It’s December 1st...

Which means this will be our second Christmas in this amazing building.

We’ve gotta get working on our Christmas decorations but it might be hard to top last years tree from our Flanerie vineyard.
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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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Can we just pretend that summer’s not over yet? 🙈🙈🙈

🍅🍃 Heirlooms, burrata, pistachio basil pesto, and sea salt. With 2018 La Chenaie Vineyard Pinot Noir! 🍷
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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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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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First checking of individual barrels after primary fermentation of our Chardonnay Estate 2020. Very vibrant! ...

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It is a beautiful time of year for a drive through wine country. Tasting appointments and curbside pick up for Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays 12-6pm taken online (🔗 in bio) or by calling 503.538.2900. Photo courtesy of carolyn_wells_kramer •



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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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Our son Louis finished harvest in Burgundy last week and just came back to start harvest on our Estate on Ribbon Ridge.
Two harvest seasons this year!
Welcome back to Oregon, Louis!
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What happens in the Vineyard....well...a beautiful surprise happens while on a wine tour! 🍷🎉 A new life was born while my wine guests were on a winetasting tour at Youngberg Hill Vineyard💕 They have beautiful views, Mt. Hood And Mt Jefferson, amazing wine, staff and a new girl! They were asking what ideas to name her? 🍇🎉💕 .Any suggestions? 💕
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There it is! Our new Crémant Rosé of Pinot Noir 2017.
Very fresh with vibrant and delicate floral notes.
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May we interest you in a glass of sunshine? Soak up the bright flavors of strawberry, cherry and watermelon, with hints of grapefruit. No tannins and a clean and fresh finish make for the perfect balance of succulent fruit and mouthwatering acidity. The Rose´for those who don't like Rose´and it's just $25 a bottle! http://ow.ly/GbhQ50ALpfd

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