Unique Flavor Experiences in Newberg Oregon

The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 700 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot Noir producing areas in the world. If you’re a wine traveler with an appreciation for lush green landscapes, speckled with vineyards that are producing some exceptional cooler climate varietals, then the Willamette Valley wine region is sure to accommodate your oenophile travel desires.

When it comes to discovering more about what the Willamette Valley has to offer, there are a lot of small towns in the region that make a convenient and fun home base while you see, hear, smell and taste your way through this popular wine region. In June I made my first return trip to the Willamette Valley in almost 3 years, so when it came to finding my home base during the first two days of the trip, the choice was easy, Newberg.

Having stayed in Newberg on previous visits I was excited to see what had changed since the last time I was there and I couldn’t wait to explore some new local businesses, wineries and restaurants.

Before I get started, I encourage you to visit Taste Newberg to help with your vacation planning.

Newberg, Oregon – A Great Place to Grow!

Photo Credit: City of Newberg

First Some Newberg Facts:

  • Newberg is 22 miles from downtown Portland, in the northwest corner of the Willamette Valley.
  • Within Yamhill County, Newberg sits in a triangle-shaped valley, bordered by the Chehalem Mountain Range, the Dundee Hills, and the Willamette River.
  • The city is home to George Fox University.

Newberg’s charming, relaxed and walkable downtown is dotted with owner-operated restaurants, cafés, galleries, and shops, as well as the Chehalem Cultural Center, George Fox University, and the Hoover-Minthorn House, the only presidential site in Oregon.

Newberg made it to the top ten in USA Today’s 10 Best Small Town Food Scenes in 2021!

Celebrating the local art community, Newberg also has a First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 pm monthly on the FIRST FRIDAY of the month except January and July.

Just one of the beautiful murals found in Newberg.

Newberg is a place that shares a mixture of “things to sip, savor and enjoy,”

As you ease into the rhythm of this historic small town, you’ll discover it has its own sense of place and plenty of local favorites to uncover. Here are some of the spots to visit that will make your visit to Newberg Wine Country, your all-time favorite getaway.

Good Company Cheese Bar & Bistro….

The cheese case is filled with wedges and entire wheels of cheese, waiting to be sliced and wrapped to order.

Located in Newberg, Good Company Cheese Bar & Bistro is manned by professional cheese mongers who can offer great suggestions for any comforting cheese dish or made-to-order charcuterie.

The shop has a European vibe, so you’ll find plenty of products from there, as well as local Oregon favorites including Briar Rose Creamery in Dundee, Rogue Creamery in Medford, Face Rock Creamery in Bandon.

Inside the store shelves are loaded with wine, jars of jam and honey and an assortment of crackers.

In the shop you’ll find everything you need to build-your-own take along picnic basket. If you want something that’s assembled for you, ready-to-go charcuterie and cheese boards are also available.

Although Good Company is primarily a cheese shop, you can also sit down for a meal. On the menu there’s something for everyone who loves food, especially cheese!

In addition, they offer nice selection of craft beer, cider, a wide variety of wines, a full bar, and a variety of non-alcoholic options.

I opted for a glass of Crémant d’Alsace as part of their Fizzy Friday Special.

A specially made cheese plate and a Pâté Trio served with Dijon, pickles, and crostini made the perfect late afternoon snack.

In Newberg each day, can be a new tasting experience.

Honey Pie….

I’m going to be honest here, Honey Pie can be a little hard to locate at first, my best advice, Follow Your Nose. I could smell the woodfired pizzas before I found this “speakeasy” type space tucked into an alley behind the shops on College Street.

A favorite place to stop for a pie by locals, Honey Pie is serving up Artisan New York style pizzas and salad bowls. Seating is available, but be warned it is ‘first come, first serve’ and in the outdoor only eating area, space is limited.

Honey Pie also offers Takeout and delivery.

Experiencing the sights, smells and flavors of the Newberg food scene is reason enough to stop and spend some time there.

Owned by four locals, Honey Pie seeks to create tasty pie for all people, made with local ingredients and Love. Honey Pie Pizza is proud to function as a community space in support of local schools, farms, and nonprofits.

Feeling hungry from a day exploring Newberg, my husband and I ordered the BIANCA with garlic cream sauce, mozzarella, Italian sausage, Calabrian chili, and kale. As well as the PIG & PINEAPPLE red sauce, mozzarella, pork shoulder, and pineapple. Both were delicious.

Call me crazy, but I think that the cold hard cider and two unique Honey Pie pizzas was even more enjoyable on a rainy Oregon evening.

Chapters Books and Coffee….

Downtown Newberg might be small but it is rich with offerings, especially when it comes to quaint places like Chapters Books and Coffee.

This cozy independent bookstore and coffee shop, Chapters has a curated selection of used and new books, as well as a lovely coffee area that serves up local beans with a selection of fresh baked goods.

Perfect for a leisurely morning and fuel for the rest of the day’s adventures.

Chapters has an open and airy ambiance, with high ceilings, brick walls and plenty of well-spaced tables alongside couches and chairs to sit and rest for a spell.

A great place for a cup of Joe or a latte anytime. Chapters has a relaxing atmosphere that seems to say, “stay as long as you like!”

I enjoyed a White Mocha Latte with a delicious Marionberry Scone.

Newberg has a local go-to for all the important things in life — like delectable pastries!

Sprinkles of Joy….

Who wouldn’t want a Sprinkle of Joy in their life?! When I saw the name, I just had to stop in and see if there were some sweet treats to take with me to enjoy later in the afternoon.

Sprinkles of Joy is a place to find an experience in flavors!

Mother-daughter team Karen and Kelly Pratt opened the Sprinkles of Joy Bakery to bring joy to people with their edible creations.

Located at 621 E 1st Street, just across the street from Chapters Book and Coffee, is a commercially based bakery that makes custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more.

While in Newberg, if your sweet tooth eventually overpowers you, finding joy in the little things, like a scrumptious cupcake, is easy to do at ‘Sprinkles of Joy’.

With such a wonderful selection of treats to choose from it was hard to pick out a delicious baked good, or three, to enjoy with an afternoon cup of coffee.

The experience of flavors, the ambiance of the surroundings is what makes Newberg a unique destination.

Newberg is the northern gateway to Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the first town on Highway 99W when driving from Portland, a popular route to hundreds of vineyards and wineries. In and around Newberg itself there are over 65 wineries, including wineries with countryside estate vineyard sites and seven downtown tasting rooms all within walking distance of one another.

The city of Newberg is the gateway to Oregon wine country where new flavors and experiences await!

Once you’ve gotten your morning coffee and pastry fix done, downtown Newberg has a few more tastes for you to scout out in multiple local wine tasting rooms.

Et Fille….

Et Fille, means “and daughter”

I think any visit to downtown Newberg should include a visit to Et Fille Wines which has a lovely tasting room on First Street. This modern space is bright and inviting, filled with wonderful family photos and geographical information of the vineyards that grow Et Fille’s grapes. The tasting room’s aura sets the stage of Et Fille which was started in 2003 as a father-daughter project of Howard and Jessica Mozeico.

After Howard died in 2017, Jessica kept the winery going and carries on her dad’s legacy by producing delightful elegant wines that perfect expression of the region. Et Fille sources their grapes from L.I.V.E. Certified sustainable vineyards in multiple Willamette Valley sub-appellations including Eola-Amity Hills, Yamhill Carlton, Dundee Hills, and Chehalem Mountains.

Et Fille’s tasting menus provides proof that magic grows from the soil in the Willamette Valley—and this talented winemaker knows just what to do with it.

Before I share my notes, I have to add Jessica’s Winemaker Notes for her Et Fille 2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir as they are spot on and express this wine so perfectly:

“Close your eyes and you’ll think you’re in Provence. Each bottle is a transporting vacation with its pale hue, carefree drinking, and softness. The aroma is white floral, orange blossom, and strawberry, followed by watermelon Jolly Rancher on the palate.”

This is a 100% Pinot Noir from the Palmer Creek Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA and I loved it! Which in all honesty is not something I say about a lot of Rosés.

The luminescent pinkish-salmon hue really catches your eye, and the engaging aroma of strawberries and flower petals kissed by the sun escape from the glass without even a swirl. On the palate, flamboyantly fruit-focused flavors of Rainier cherries, wild strawberries with a hint of lemon balm and minerality float together in perfect harmony. I loved the delicateness of this well-balanced yet crisp with acidity Rosé. Such a refreshing Summer Sip.

In addition to the Rosé, Et Fille produces a number of Pinot Noirs, including this Gabriella, named after Jessica’s daughter.

Et Fille also makes a Sparkling wine and a Viognier which during my tasting were sold out.

I had such a wonderful conversation with Jessica during my visit to Et Fille, I learned so much about her family history, winemaking style, her generous nature and how she is always giving back to her community. I hope to share more of this visit soon.

A thing to remember is that many wineries are only hosting tastings by appointment, so schedule online or call ahead to make sure a place is saved for you. 

For such a small town, Newberg offers a plethora of local flavors with plenty of variety to chose from.

Recipe Neighborhood Kitchen….

If you’re a foodie hoping to stay up with the latest trends, Newberg offers a variety of tasty flavors. This includes a number of restaurants offering menus that change with the season and who are focused on using locally sourced ingredients, like the Recipe Neighborhood Kitchen.

Recipe is located in an authentic vintage Newberg home that has been tastefully transformed into a quaint, comfortable restaurant.

This was my first-time dining at Recipe Neighborhood Kitchen and I had heard many accolades about their thoughtfully prepared wine country cuisine inspired by the seasons. All those accolades were definitely well deserved. Although we had picked out some dishes to try, our friendly and knowledgeable server made some great suggestions for our table.

The sumptuous dinner at Recipe began with the soup of the day and a salad of baby arugula with pumpkin seeds.

Wanting to sample as many dishes as our stomachs would allow, we shared the Bucatini-Cacio E Pepe, A reimagined Shrimp & Grits, and Wagyu Beef Coulotte Steak. All of which were fresh, flavorful and fantastic! We did however make sure to leave room for dessert and loved this amazing almond cake with strawberries.

Although Recipe has an incredible wine list, a local wine with dinner just felt right. What better to go with such a wide selection of dishes than a 2019 Seven Springs Gamay Noir from Evening Land Vineyards.

Bright fruit on the nose with layers of earth and spice this Gamay Noir was delicate and silky on the palate with vibrant bursts of raspberry, rose petal and a lively acidity. A wonderful dinner companion.

If you are looking for local ingredients, carefully prepared and served in a relaxing environment, then I highly recommend Recipe Neighborhood Kitchen.

Newberg small town feel delivers big flavors.

Where to stay in Newberg….

When it’s time to call it a night, let me suggest The Newberg Wine Country Suites; Rose Room nestled in downtown Newberg. The one-bedroom suite, has a great location with plenty of dining options, and winery offerings within walking distance.

This spacious suite is the ideal base camp for your Newberg touring, with a a big couch for long conversations and a well-supplied kitchen for preparing a quick snack or a quiet dinner in.

Rose Room is ideal for two people with 1 plush King bed, but the additional Sofa bed, which sleeps 2, makes it the perfect accommodations for a family of four or a girl’s weekend getaway.

In this designer suite you will find everything you need to enhance your wine country holiday.

I also have to mention that this thoughtful bottle of Oregon bubbly, a charcutier board in the fridge, and a package of local coffee along with some regional wine reading material was a nice welcome when arriving in the ‘Rosé Room’.

An evening glass of wine by the fire, from a local winery, like Ayres Vineyard can be a memorable way to sit back reminisce about your time in Newberg.

Locally owned and operated, Lifestyle Properties is the area’s premier, professional vacation rental management company, you can learn more about the Rose Room and their other properties on their Website.

Wait, There’s One More Stop!! Coffee for the road trip home.

Caravan Coffee….

Before heading home, I had one more “must” stop to make, Caravan Coffee. I first discovered Caravan Coffee about 4 years ago and each visit to Newberg requires a return stop by. I enjoy the atmosphere at Caravan and of course the coffee. Plus, bringing home some bags of coffee beans is a great reminder of my time in Newberg.

Now is the perfect time to experience all the local flavor this small town has you offer. Newberg beckons you to come stay a while and experience the laidback charm of its Downtown. However, there is much more to this area than just it’s charming small-town vibes. Newberg is also home to fruit orchards, hazelnut farms, fruit orchards, flower farms (including numerous u-pick lavender farms), and dairies. Within the surrounding area of Newberg, you’ll discover peaceful, picturesque surroundings that can be enjoyed on vineyard tours, paddling down the river, hiking, playing golf, cycling, on a scenic drive, or just a
simple picnic in the park.

Newberg is one of those destinations that you can return to again and again, all the while discovering new places and revisiting old favorites. You can read more about some of my other favorite places in Newberg on my previous article A RENDEZVOUS WITH WILLAMETTE VALLEY.

On an upcoming blog post ‘A Must Sip Guide to the Willamette Valley‘ I will share a deeper look into more wineries in the area surrounding Newberg.

Cheers and Thanks for reading everyone.

My trip to Newberg was part of a media trip and I was hosted by Taste Newberg and Lifestyle Properties during my stay. While it has not influenced this article or any reviews, as a writer I believe in full disclosure.

All images and content copyrighted by Drink In Nature Photography and Drink In Life Blog.

The Ambiance of Lenné Estate’s Pinot Noir

Ambiance-the character and atmosphere of a place.

Many wine enthusiasts have been in a setting such a restaurant, bar or winery that has characteristic ambiance. These are places where conversations flow a little more easily and the wine somehow just always tastes better. So, here’s the question. Can a wine have within itself that same kind of ambiance? An ambiance that exhibits the setting and atmosphere that it came from? Most wine experts would call that terroir, or a sense of place. Yet, on a recent visit to the Willamette Valley I found wines that not only had a sense of place but also an elegant ambiance that with each sip told its stories of struggles, victories and most importantly the patience that it takes to craft something remarkable. The winery that I’m talking about is Lenné Estate which is located in the north Willamette Valley near the town of Yamhill, Oregon.

The view of Lenné Estate from NE Laughlin Rd in the Yamhill, Oregon

Every story should start from the beginning so before I began my visit and tour of Lenné Estate I asked Steve some questions to get a better understanding of how he came to be a winemaker and learn more about the history of Lenné.

Do you remember the wine that was “the one” that started it all?

The first dry wine that every “clicked for me” was an inexpensive French Chardonnay from Macon. A girlfriend’s brother took us out to dinner and ordered it and for the first time I could see that a dry wine with food was something to enjoy. But I really got into wine after graduating from college.”

Tell me something about your early career in the wine world, how did you got into the wine industry?

“After graduating from University of Oregon I had to leave Oregon because there were no jobs here at that time. I went back to my home state, Colorado, and got a job in an oil company. I really started to learn about wines at that time and one day my boss came to me and told me that there were going to be layoffs but my job was safe and I decided right there and then that I wanted to be in the wine industry. I packed up my VW rabbit and drove to Napa Valley and started my career.”

That nudge to start a new career began in 1984 and Steve’s early days in Napa started with working in the cellars at Beringer Winery. Soon he was working in tasting rooms all the while continuing to learn as much about wine as he could. In California Steve also started a gourmet pizza business called Borolo’s Gourmet Pizza, and pizza is still a passion that he shares when he fires up his woodfired pizza oven at the winery for member parties and other special events.

Fast forward to 1998 when Steve made the move back to Oregon with his wife Karen to pursue his next step in a wine career. After doing consulting work for Chateau Benoit Winery followed by a VP position in marketing and administration at Anne Amie Vineyards, Steve shared with me the story of how he and his wife found the land that is now home to Lenné Estate.

“I was working there and my wife’s dad had died and he left her a little bit of money and she wanted to get some rural property and I said we might as well get some property that’s suitable for a vineyard. After some searching, we came up here on a Sunday in 2000 and within an hour I was on the phone and basically made the guy a full price offer. It wasn’t on the market at that point but he was just about ready to put it on the market.”

Original Photographs of the Lenné Estate property when it was purchased. (Courtesy of Lenné Estate)

When the Lutz’s brought the property Steve explained that there was nothing there. In fact, there were very few vineyards in this area, after about ten years new vineyards were starting to be planted and now the hills around Lenné Estate in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA are full of vineyards.

The road to achieve these now flourishing Lenné Estate vineyards was not an easy one and Steve has a saying that “Oregon Pinot Noir really rewards the patient.” A true statement especially after you spend some time with him and hear about some of the rough times that he encountered while trying to get his vineyards planted.

As we toured the vineyard Steve told me shared some of the reasons that he chose this lot of land and a few of the struggles that certain parts of the vineyard presented. Although most of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA area is comprised of some of the oldest mostly marine sediment soil in the Willamette Valley, the soil that Steve’s vineyard is situated on is home to a different type of soil called Peavine.

A nutrient-depleted sedimentary soil, Peavine is typically found in the mountainous regions of the Oregon’s Coast and Cascade ranges. Peavine is a combination of sandstone, limestone, basalt and shale which is ideal for growing timber but not much else.

Ultimately the patch of Peavine underneath Lenné Estate turned out to be a favorable anomaly for Steve, yet mastering the soil still wasn’t without its hardships.

Steve noted that “Peavine is really a poor sedimentary soil and the county classifies it as the worst agricultural soil in the county. We had a very difficult time establishing it. Now, it makes us who we are.”

One of Steve’s biggest struggles was getting a block that is planted with the 667 and 114 clones of Pinot established. This block now produces their wines called Kill Hill and hearing Steve tell the story behind its name you just have to shake your head and laugh.

“It is called Kill Hill because we just had a ton of dead vines just trying to keep this alive. This is a real difficult spot, although the whole vineyard has poor soil it is particularly nasty in this block. So, when we planted this I was trying to keep them alive by hand watering.”

“I’d pull the doors off the tractor and pull the pull tank and I had the spray tubes and we put everything in grow tubs and we wedged them into the ground so I would go through and just fill up a grow tube and then another and just keep going.” He laughed and added, “I burned out the clutch on the tractor that year. It’s really steep up and getting that tractor to stop and go, it was really tricky!”

Lenné Estate’s 20.9 acres, has 15 1/2 acres which are planted to five clones of Pinot Noir: Pommard, 114, 115, 667 and 777. From these five clones Steve is producing eight unique Pinots, four of which are different single clone wines, as well as Chardonnay that he started making in 2016. Working with a focused and minimalist style both in the vineyard and in the winery, Steve is concentrating on bringing out the precise grape characteristics and flavors that his unique vineyard provides. That once pesky Peavine soil according to Steve is helping to craft an array of complex Pinots with concentrated flavor, prominent aromatics of mocha and delicate tannins.

Extracting the complexity of Pinot varies greatly between winemakers in Oregon, so I asked Steve if there were any lessons he learned in his training as a winemaker that have stuck with him. He stated, “Something I learned in Oregon is to appreciate the variation of vintages. We have had all kinds of different vintages but managed to make great wine in almost all of them. Some don’t show well early on but in the end they have all been good.”

When asked how he would describe his winemaking style and how has that changed over the years? Steve replied, “We try to make very fruit driven wines that are reflective of the vineyard, not of the cellar. We want as many primary fruit characteristics to be intact when we bottle. To that end we believe in pressing early, commercial yeasts and inoculating for secondary fermentation.”

It’s the land itself, the sense of place that brings something specific to a wine, a type of liquid geography that forms part of it’s story. The best way however to learn its true story is to get tasting!

Fun Fact: The name Lenné is a tribute to Karen’s late father, Len, who owned a chicken farm in Wokingham, England. Len’s profile graces Lenné’s labels.

Lenné Estate Side by Side Vintage Tasting

After starting off with a sip of Lenné’s lovely 2019 Chardonnay, Steve decided to do a little something different with my Pinot tasting and he poured three of his wines in a side by side vintage tasting.

Pinot is the hallmark of Lenné’s production and is the big draw for club members and first-time visitors of the Willamette Valley. When you search for Lenné Estate wines you will consistently find five-star ratings, and for good reason. Having the opportunity to taste three of Steve’s most popular Pinots, Eleanor’s 114, Jill’s 115 and South Slope Select in a 2018-2019 vertical tasting was an educational way to really experience the slight to drastic nuances that occur during each year in the vineyard.

Lenné Estate Eleanor’s 114 Pinot Noir

Starting with Eleanor’s 114 Pinot Noir, named for Steve’s mother, I was intrigued to try a Dijon 114 single clone wine for the first time. The 2018 Eleanor’s 114 delighted me with its intoxicating aromatics of red fruit and earthiness. Combined with an incredibly balanced lingering finish that is a little frisky and somewhat rustic in all the right ways.

Then comes the 2019 Eleanor’s almost the complete opposite with a show of blackberry, just picked ripe cherries and threads of floral notes. I really enjoyed the silky mocha splash in this elegant Pinot and the poise of acidity with each sip.

Lenné Estate Jill’s 115 Pinot Noir

Lenné Estate Jill’s 115, is named after Karen’s mother and is a one of their most popular single clone Pinot Noirs, crafted from the best barrels of Dijon 115 each year. “Umber in a glass” is what my tasting notes said for the 2018 ‘Jill’s 115. I know, umber is not a word normally associated with wine but with its boisterous black fruit veiled in rich mocha, umber went from a color to a flavor for me. Really a homey wine that shares so much of what the vineyards at Lenné have to offer.

2019 Jill’s 115 is like the 2018’s little sister in so many ways. With the first sip you get some competitive aromas of the same dark fruits found in the 2018 but with a younger more floral aspect that shows its youth and freshness. Not to be outdone by her older sister, the 2019 sneaks in a long smooth finish with a small tease of “I bet they like me better than you Sis!”. Oh, sibling rivalry, you really can’t pick a favorite!

Lenné Estate South Slope Select Pinot Noir

This is a barrel selection that is predominately composed of the Pommard clone and both of these vintages will have you pulling the glasses a little closer to take in the lively aromatics that float out of the glass. These two vintages are similar in many ways with both delivering aromas and flavors of baking spice, blueberries and warm cherries.

The 2018 has a little more spunk and energy with some well merged soft tannins and harmonious acidity. I appreciated the 2019’s sprightly charm and it was easy to tell that this ‘select’ Pinot will age really well. Both vintages made for some memorable sips.

Lenné Estate cinq élus Pinot Noir

The 2018 Lenné Estate cinq élus Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir was the final wine tasted and one that Steve is extremely proud of, and for good reason. The name, ‘cinq élus’, translates to “five chosen” and this wine is made only in great vintages of a blend of the Steve’s favorite barrel from each one of his five different clone specific vineyard blocks.

I think the heart and soul of many of Lenné Estate wines is the mocha aspect. That little delightful wisp of chocolate in your glass can be so seductive in a Pinot and the ‘cinq élus’ expertly delivers this mocha kiss in both the aroma and palate. This wine is what many Oregon Pinots aspire to be. A perfect blend of expressive dark fruit and warm inviting spices, a serious wine but still playful especially as the wine begins to open up. Though at the higher price point of $85/bottle, if you are looking for a classy Oregon Pinot to take home and tuck away for just the right occasion, this wine should be high on your list.

Before wrapping up my visit I had a couple more questions for Steve that I wanted to share;

Wine is such a personal thing, especially to a winemaker so I was curious what Steve hoped people say about his wine?
“Well I know what people say about our wine because I hear it every day. We often hear that we have the best wine in the valley. I think we heard that a lot early on but the quality of wine is really come up in the last 10 years. We know there are other great producers but we are confident in our site and our style of winemaking and feel we can hold our own with anyone in Oregon.”

I always like to ask winemakers if they have a Favorite Food and Wine Pairing and I absolutely loved Steve’s answer!
“I love duck and lamb with Pinot Noir but also love Alsatian wines with a variety of foods, particularly Thai food and charcuterie. I pretty much love any wine with crunchy Cheetos.”

At the heart of the unique Willamette Valley experience, is exploring the different AVAs, and talking directly with the winemakers who live and breathe this terroir. Being able to sit down with a winemaker and having a conversation about their wines and what makes them unique to the Willamette Valley is always the highlight of my return to this beautiful wine region.

If after reading this story you feel like you want to know more about Lenné Estate and its wines then make sure you add a wine tasting there to your Willamette Valley travel itinerary. Grab a glass of wine and find a spot outside to take in the amazing Willamette Valley views.

There are a lot of new and exciting things happening at Lenné Estate to be aware of when planning a visit:
They are continuing to do a popular series of blind tastings where Steve pours samples of top-flight wines from around the world, including one of his own, without revealing their identities.

You can read more about Lenné’s Blind Tastings in this article published by the Oregon Wine Press, Blind Date: Lenné Estate Pinot tasting a risky but educational experience.

Also, they have finally kicked off a library program so they will have one library wine that will be releases every Memorial Day. They are starting with the 2011 vintage but starting in 2023 they will have the 2013 and each year after they will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the vintage by releasing a ten year old wine on Memorial Day.

Can’t make to Oregon? No problem, visit Lenné Estate’s website at https://www.lenneestate.com to learn more about their current releases and order wines directly.

I’m looking forward to visiting Steve again at Lenné Estate because I know that I’m guaranteed to find amazing Pinots with an ambiance and elegance all their own as well as engaging conversation, some laughs and Oregon wine adventure inspiration. Maybe I’ll see you there!

Cheers everyone and thanks for reading. Leave a comment if you have any questions about Lenné Estate or just want to share your favorite wine from Steve.

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