Haunted Wineries

As we move into the darker, colder days of fall, the leaves start falling from the trees, and the last of the grapes have long been harvested. We begin to think about Halloween, and what better way to get into the spirit of the season than to pour…

CA Wine: The Earliest Days

California is well-known globally for their wines.  A long, rich history is the backbone of the operation.  Although much of the global stance got it’s footing post-prohibition, European immigrants long before modern winemakers saw gold in the soils and climate of modern-day CA. Although the official birthdate of…

Decoded: Oregon Chardonnay

While Chardonnay takes a distant third place in plantings in Oregon (behind Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris), more interest, investment and development has continued to be behind growth and plantings of the grape to develop its market presence and the potential diversity of its stylings.  Oregon Chardonnay runs…

Decoded: Eola-Amity Hills

While we’ve dedicated most of the month to decorating the Pinots from Oregon, Chardonnay is the third most grown grape in the Willamette Valley, and routinely compared to the Chardonnays of Burgundy – which can be credited to Robert Drouhin who “discovered” the potential of Oregon soil in…

Decoded: Chehalem Mountains

Last month saw the release of our Lot 627 Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir, a sub appellation of the Willamette Valley in the northwestern reaches of the region.  As always, Cam’s notes will speak well towards the wine, but let’s look deeper into the region itself. While Papa Pinot…

Decoded: Dundee Hills

In March of this year we released our Lot 586 Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills sub-appellation of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.  While Cam’s video can tell you about the wine itself, let’s look at the AVA that pretty much started it all in Oregon. As stated…