Tag: travel

Oregon’s Sparktacular Renaissance

For those who get excited when they hear the cork being popped on a bottle of Sparkling wine, the amount of time and labor that goes into producing this treasure is often not the first thought on their wine drinking radar. It’s the seduction…

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…

A Grape Odyssey-Maréchal Foch

“It is the wine that leads me on,the wild wine that sets the wisest man to singat the top of his lungs, laugh like a fool – it drives theman to dancing… it even tempts him to blurt out storiesbetter never told.” ― Homer, The Odyssey  Late…