Category: Travel

A Visit to Ayres Vineyard & Winery

Ending Oregon Wine Month with a visit to one of my favorite wine producers-Ayres Vineyard & Winery. The term “Boutique Winery” is a classification that’s often used in today’s wine industry. Some would say that the phrase is becoming too cliché, but for wine…

Spring Release Party at Alexana Winery

Continuing to Celebrate Oregon Wine Month with an Introduction to Alexana Winery in Newberg, Oregon. Alexana Winery began with the purchase of 80 acre property in the Willamette Valley by Dr. Madaiah Revana in 2005. With a love of the great wines of Burgundy,…

At Soter Vineyards the Journey extends the Impression

Continuing to Celebrate Oregon Wine Month with an Introduction to Soter Vineyards. The Soters Return Home to Oregon Tony and Michelle Soter both grew up in Oregon, and after a long career in Napa they returned to their home state to start a new…

The Bells are in the Air at Bells Up Winery

During my recent visit to Willamette Valley we spent four days exploring the region and were able to visit 10 wineries. A private tasting at Bells Up Winery was a perfect way to begin our first full day of wine tasting. Sometimes what you…

A Rendezvous with Willamette Valley

May is Oregon Wine Month and in celebration I will be sharing stories all month long about my recent trip to the Willamette Valley Wine Country. When traveling through the wide open meadows, rolling hills and acres of vineyards in each unique seven appellation…