Grape Stomping Championship Willamette Valley Vineyards 

Today I traveled to the 2017 Grape Stomp at the Willamette Valley Vineyards. The 27th annual Oregon Grape Stomp Championship  & Harvest celebration is on September 23 and 24th at their estate tasting room. I enjoyed wine tasting, music, food and grape stomping.  The cost is $15 for admission, $10 for Grape stomping. I -5 … Continue reading Grape Stomping Championship Willamette Valley Vineyards 

Pure Sangiovese in the Heart of Italy

The estate is located on the southern slope of the Montalcino territory and is an integral part of the Orcia Valley, the Val d’Orcia. The Val d’Orcia is a unique territory that was declared part of the Patrimony of Humanity in the year 2004. UNESCO explains as follows the reasons for this: “The Val d’Orcia … Continue reading Pure Sangiovese in the Heart of Italy

Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley near McMinnville, Oregon- Patton Valley Vineyards

  In The Beginning Patton Valley Vineyard got its start in Chicago, in the early 1980′s. Graduate students Dave Chen and Monte Pitt divided their time between their studies at Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School of Management and the windy city’s great wine shops, all the while dreaming of starting a winery together. After graduation … Continue reading Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley near McMinnville, Oregon- Patton Valley Vineyards