Led by wine-maker Elena Rodriguez, Alumbra Cellars is forges new connections between the Hispanic community and wine culture.
Maysara is a work-in-progress that began in 1997 when Moe and Flora Momtazi bought 500 acres of disused wheat farm to create a vineyard. Their journey to that point had been anything but ordinary. The couple fled their native Iran in 1982.
From Oregon to China, Jerez to Provence, travel the world one glass at a time with Vinediction’s June reading list.
Pattie and Mark Bjornson on building a winery and a legacy in the Willamette Valley’s Eola-Amity Hills (with a little help from Thor).
Blackbook Winery’s Sergio Verrillo’s guide to London plus the ‘masochistic challenges’ of making fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
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.
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…