Coelho Winery is a family-owned and operated outfit in the tiny town of Amity, in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Coelho – which means ‘rabbit’ in Portuguese – draws on the family’s Portuguese heritage to make exceptional, unique wines.
Typewriters are by no means rare in Oregon. The Smith-Corona in the Illahe Vineyards office is not, however, a hipster accessory. Nor is the chalkboard where someone has scrawled: “Buy more chalk”. Or the phonograph and four-foot high wooden speakers bookending crates of classic rock LPs in the corner of the warehouse.
Maybe the challenge of marketing fine wine to under-40s in the United States is rooted in what they ate as kids.
With its woods, bees, flowers, ponds, grasslands and vineyards, the estate would be a bucolic fantasy, if it weren’t real. The adjacent farm Left Coast bought weaves another thread into the tapestry: “It’s one of the original Oregon Trail properties,” Pfaff says.
David’s scalpel-like curiosity can be unnerving. He has a compulsion to understand how things (and people) work that I’d call ‘childlike’ if it weren’t driven by an imposing, precision-tooled intellect.
A peek into the origins of Oregon Wine Pioneers, as told by author Cila Warncke. Driving through Willamette Valley wine… Read more A Journey into Oregon Wine
Adrian Chitty spent over a year at A to Z Wineworks as an artist-in-residence… a personal transformation as radical as the journey from blossom to bottle.
We have tasted a lot of wine together over the years, often hopping into a car on a Saturday afternoon to head to some fairy-dust sprinkled corner of the Willamette Valley to drink bliss-inducing Pinot Noirs and hedgehog-spiky Pinot Gris. This time, my husband and I were in our living room…
“It was like Mad Men,” Holly Witte says with a smile, recalling the era when she and Jim Witte first met. It was the 1960s. He was a TV producer working with stars like Barbara Streisand, Merv Griffin and the denizens of Sesame Street.
Then The doors glide open and I find myself suspended above a distant floor, staring into a room full of… Read more Rex Hill / A to Z Wineworks Then and Now