Oregon Chardonnay Celebration 2023

Last weekend, I attended the Oregon Chardonnay Celebration for the third year in a row, and I have to say, each year has been a …
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Walnut Ridge Vineyard

It’s heartwarming how some of my stories have come about over the years. I am incredibly fortunate to have so many beautiful stories to …
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de la boue is a small Oregon winery you need to know about

My story of de la boue reminds me of how small the world of wine is and starts with Tess. She oversaw day-to-day hospitality operations …
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Did you miss IPNC 2022 in Oregon’s Wine Country?

Last week the launch of Philippe Andre’s podcast episode signified the kick-off for this week’s newsletter focusing on IPNC (International Pinot Noir Celebration). …
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Visiting Bledsoe McDaniels Coulee Estate in the Eola-Amity Hills located in Oregon Wine Country

Many moons ago, I mentioned I would tell you about my trip to Bledsoe McDaniels. Well, today is the day! As I was saying two …
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The Incredible Oregon Winemaker Isabelle Meunier

I am sad my calendar is already full for this next event, and I will have to live vicariously through you. The Carlton Winemakers Studio …
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Oregon Wine History and Siltstone Wines

The newsletter on Dion last week took a solid year to come to life. I have no idea how long this story has been brewing …
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A Stunning Visit to Granville Wine Company

I have noticed a trend with my winery visits this year. It is all about checking off wineries on my ever-growing list. I have no …
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Tasting Historic Brickhouse Wines in Oregon’s Ribbon Ridge AVA

Over the years, I have uncovered many people coming from the world of Tech into wine. I can relate to getting back to an essential …
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A Glance at Dion Vineyard

Some stories take a bit of time to unfold. It’s not because the story isn’t good. There are simply times when you are …
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Podcast Episode #66 – Roots to Riches: Thomas Savre’s Vinous Odyssey at Lingua Franca

Embark on a vinous odyssey with Thomas Savre, the master winemaker behind Lingua Franca, nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. This episode of the Weinnotes Podcast uncovers Thomas’s fascinating journey from his formative…

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Podcast Episode #65 – Dreams Decanted: Susan and Daniel’s Journey to Lonesome Rock

In this heartwarming episode of the Weinnotes Podcast, we uncork the story of Susan and Daniel, the visionary couple behind Lonesome Rock, who turned their youthful dreams into a flourishing reality in the heart of…

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Oregon Chardonnay Celebration 2023

Last weekend, I attended the Oregon Chardonnay Celebration for the third year in a row, and I have to say, each year has been a different experience for me. Every year keeps getting better and…

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Podcast Episode #64 – Bubbles and Dreams: The Sparkling Journey of Arabilis with Kenny and Allison

In this bubbly episode of the Weinnotes Podcast, we’re popping the cork with Kenny and Allison, the spirited visionaries behind Arabilis, as they share their sparkling adventure into the world of traditional method sparkling wines.…

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Podcast Episode #63 – Grapes, Giggles, and Gratitude: A Cozy Chat with Hundred Suns

Join us for a heartwarming episode of the Weinnotes Podcast, where we uncork the stories of Renee and Grant, the dynamic duo behind Hundred Suns. Nestled in the comfort of their winery, this couple shares…

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Podcast Episode #62 – SOMM Director, Jason Wise, Unveils the Secrets Behind Cup of Salvation and Wine Adventures

Prepare for an extraordinary journey into the world of wine and cinema as we sit down with Jason Wise, the visionary director behind the renowned SOMM film series and the upcoming masterpiece, “Cup of Salvation.”…

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Podcast Episode #61 – From Vines to Vision: Kate Ayres’ Winemaking Odyssey at Penner-Ash

Join us in this captivating episode of the Weinnotes podcast as we delve into the world of Kate Ayres, the dynamic winemaker at Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. In this deeply personal and…

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Podcast Episode #60 – Ben Parsons from The Ordinary Fellow and his Journey from London to Colorado’s Wine Revolution

In this episode of Weinnotes, we uncork the fascinating tale of Ben Parsons, the visionary behind The Ordinary Fellow winery in Colorado. From his early days selling wine in London to embracing the unconventional path…

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Podcast Episode #59 – Behind the Vines: Tom Caruso’s Pray Tell Wines – Unveiling an Oregon Hidden Gem

Embark on a journey to the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where the vines are more than just plants – they are the storytellers of the earth, the sun, and the seasons. In this episode…

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Podcast Episode #57 – Guerrilla Wine Company: Love at third sight, Muay Thai, and the Art of Winemaking

Buckle up for a captivating journey as we sit down with Mariel and Michael from Guerrilla Wine Company in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The adventure unfolds with a love story that began at third sight during…

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Podcast Episode #55 – Uncorking the Legacy: Joe Dobbes a Journey through Oregon Wine, and Exploring Iterum’s 2020 Vintage

Join us for an extraordinary journey into the world of Oregon wine with the legendary winemaker, Joe Dobbes. In this captivating interview, we explore the rich tapestry of Joe’s life and career, from planting marionberries…

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Wine Review: 2022 Walnut Ridge Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir

This 2022 Walnut Ridge Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir offers a subtle aroma on the nose, with just a hint of spice that piques your interest. As you take your first sip, bright cherry notes grace…

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Walnut Ridge Vineyard

It’s heartwarming how some of my stories have come about over the years. I am incredibly fortunate to have so many beautiful stories to share. Just last week, I poured a blind wine during the…

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Walnut Ridge Vineyard

It’s heartwarming how some of my stories have come about over the years. I am incredibly fortunate to have so many beautiful stories to share. Just last week, I poured a blind wine during the…

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Podcast Episode #53 – Blind Tasting Oregon Chardonnays with Andy Joly from Capers Cafe

Join us for an extraordinary conversation with Andy Joly, the creative force behind Capers Cafe, as we dive deep into the origins of this remarkable establishment and the fascinating role wine plays in its story.…

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Podcast Episode # 48 – Vintages, Vines, and Vision: Exploring Aaron Lieberman’s World of Iris Vineyards

Join us for an enthralling journey through the world of wine as we sit down with the insightful and talented Aaron Lieberman, the driving force behind Oregon’s acclaimed Iris Vineyards. In this illuminating episode, we…

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