Category Archives: Willamette Valley

Witness Tree – Willamette

Witness Tree was another one of those places I was recommended to go to, and boy am I glad I did.  There is nothing better than cruising up to a vineyard and sitting and drinking wine with the proprietors on …

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Vista Hills – Dundee Hills AVA – Willamette Valley

Vista Hills is a close partner to Soiree and we could not be happier for that.  Vista Hills makes some extraordinary wines, and when you try them you will recognize an earthiness that is reminiscent of old-world Pinot Noir.  They …

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Styring

Styring was recommened to us and we were happy they let us come in un-announced.  They took us in and showed us all around their facility which is steadily moving along to be a great facility.  As you will see …

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Penner Ash

Penner Ash is set up on a hill with great views and a very well-designed tasting room and winery.  The whole facility is striking in it’s post & beam style architecture – and the wines are not shadowed by this.  …

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Domaine Serene – Willamette Valley

Domaine Serene is a beautiful vineyard and the majestic name is supported by a very regal facility and tasting room.  An emphasis on Pinot Noir, but also have Burgundian style chardonnay and a Syrah.  I hope this video is an …

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Montinore Estate, Tasting & Tour, Willamette Valley

Montinore Estate is a wonderful campus of tasting areas, vineyards, wine production, and of course a tasting room / hospitality center.  Marc Hinton, Director of Hospitality, gave us a wonderful tour of the estate and we got so much great …

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Argyle – Willamette Valley

Who does not love a surprise?  I had always seen Argyle wines & sparkling wines, but the tasting we did just grabbed me.  Argyle is right on the main drag tucked behind a nice garden.  Unfortunately, our video-tasting had to …

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Elk Cove – Willamette Valley

Elk Cove is a beautiful estate and is surrounded by their vineyards.  They have been around a long time and their wines speak to that.  Their facility is very nice and they even host weddings and such.  Due to an …

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Archery Summit – Willamette

Archery Summit is atop a hill like many of the Willamette Valley vineyards, and it has spectacular views.  The tasting room is nice and they are very good about doing tours of the cave and had 4 pinots to taste …

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ArborBrook Vineyards – Willamette Valley

ArborBrook Vineyards is a nice down to earth tasting room.  Their wines are very good and they bring in barrel samples for larger events.  They are quite active in their local community, which has block parties and other fun collaborative …

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Anne Amie – Willamette Valley

Come check out Anne Amie!  Set-up on a hill, Anne Amie  has a spectacular 180 degree view.  The wines speak for themselves and they tasting room has a classical, French, Victorian, feeling – much in spirit with their labels. Please …

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How Wine Is Bottled. @ Montinore Estate

This is a great video to see how wine bottles go from boxes, to sterilization, to blow tests, to filling, to gas, to cork, to foil cap, labeled, and then re-boxed. This made me think of  Leverne & Shirley.   This …

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