Antica Terra with Maggie Harrison Maggie Harrison in the Antica Terra Winery, visit August 2012 Two weeks ago, Jamie Goode and I spent the evening visiting with Maggie Harrison, tasting her Antica Terra wines after walking the vineyard. Jamie writes up her Antikythera 2011 Pinot Noir here. A write-up on our time in the vineyard is here. Two years ago,… Read more →
A Visit to Antica Terra w Maggie Harrison with Jamie, Maggie, and Rachel at the top of Antica Terra, July 2014 It’s early evening at the end of a full day of wine tasting. Jamie Goode is driving, my daughter, Rachel in the back seat. I am trying to help navigate our way through country roads where street numbers do… Read more →
Touring the Willamette Valley with Jamie Goode + Jr Jamie Goode and I were able to spend a day doing visits in the Willamette Valley. Jr accompanied us and did some filming along the way. Following our a few photos from our stops. Jamie Goode in Adelsheim‘s Calkin’s Lane Vineyard David Paige, winemaker Adelsheim Adelsheim vineyard designate Pinot NoirClare Carver,… Read more →
A Visit to Noel Family Vineyards Lisa and Michael Noel, Noel Family Vineyards, Chehalem Mountains, July 2014 We’re sitting together at the farm table looking at family photos. Michael and Lisa Noel’s oldest was married this Spring and I expressed interest in the event. They’ve kindly offered me a collection of snapshots to look through. In the album, I’m struck… Read more →
Drinking Eyrie 2000 Marguerite Pinot Noir In the year 2000, one of the founders of a U.S. American wine region celebrated the birth of his first grandchild by creating a special cuvée of Pinot Noir from the best of his vineyards. He named the wine Marguerite, for his granddaughter. A large part of my admiration for wine rests in the… Read more →
Tasting Brooks with Janie Brooks Heuck A couple of weeks ago Janie Brooks Heuck and Revel Wine hosted a Brooks Riesling tasting at 18 Reasons in San Francisco. The event brought together a small group of writers and wine industry folks to taste through four flights including two dry Riesling verticals, one 2012 horizontal showing soil variation, and one off-dry… Read more →
The every-other-week wine and food pairing illustration is up today over at Serious Eats. Check it out here: http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2013/08/pairings-pictured-what-to-eat-with-pinot-blanc-oregon-willamette-valley.html?ref=title Cheers!
In 1965 David Lett planted what would be the first Pinot Gris vineyard in North America, 160 cuttings placed in the ground on their own roots in the Willamette Valley. Today those vines still give fruit, and serve as the source material for all of Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris vines. Jason Lett and I spoke recently about these grapes in… Read more →