The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 500 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world.
Alloro Vineyard-Elevee Winemakers
Alloro Vineyard is 78 acres of uniquely contoured, loess-derived, Laurelwood soil. Located on a southwest-facing slope in Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains AVA, within the Willamette Valley, this very special place is the heart and soul of Their wines and is personally cared for by Founder, David Nemarnik.
The Alloro is an artisan, limited-production producer and are 100% Estate, crafting all their wines from this single vineyard. Their Burgundy trained, UC Davis educated Winemaker, Tom Fitzpatrick, is focused on producing elegant wines of balance, with character and soul, that capture the distinct personality of their terrior, the purity of its fruit, and that delight and inspire.
They took a tour around the vineyard, the guider explained how the grape grew in the yard and made into high quality Alloro wines.
After the tour, Mr. and Ms. Zhang came into the tasting room to try some signiture wines.
Natalie’s Estate Winery
Natalie’s winery is nestled in the quiet foothills of the Chehalem Mountain AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine growing region. Its family-run operation was founded in 1999 with the first commercial single vineyard wines released in 2000.
They are committed to excellence and dedicated to handcrafting small quantities of premium wines that combine excellent viticulture with traditional European winemaking techniques. By selecting the finest grapes from outstanding vineyards in the Columbia, Yakima and Willamette Valley appellations, they create rich, powerful and balanced wines with intense varietal character. Their wines are produced in small quantities, between 50 to 200 cases depending on crop yield.
Cana’s Feast Winery
Cana is a small winery of devoted individuals who care deeply about the quality of the wines they make and the genuine hospitality they offer.
In one word, their wines are decidedly uncommon. They are making Pacific Northwest wines with Oregon sensibilities. Be it blends, stand-alone varietals, or vermouth, their wines are varied and unique.
They make wines from varietals originating in the regions of Piemonte, Tuscana, Puglia, Bordeaux, Southern Rhone and of course, the Bourgogne. While Their wines are definitely inspired by their “Old-World” origins and traditions, they are also unique expressions of the Pacific Northwest environment where they are rooted, and the frame of mind that characterizes Their life in Oregon. Some of Their wines are light, expressive & easily approachable, while others are less restrained, showing great depth and ageability. Whether they are bright & quenching or juicy & full, all are accessible.
By tasting some famous Cana’s Feast wine, this meaningful trip in Willamette Valley came to the end.