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Secret Somm: Chehalem Mountains Appellation

February 16th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Secret Somm: Chehalem Mountains Appellation The one commonality shared by the many diverse winemakers from all around the Willamette Valley is their fierce pride in their craft.  The Chehalem Mountains AVA is no exception.  “From Parrett Mountain to the south, and running northwest across Bald Peak and Ribbon Ridge, the Chehalem Mountains were formed by uplifted […]

Secret Somm: Eola-Amity Hills Appellation

December 10th, 2013 | No Comments
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Secret Somm

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Secret SommEola-Amity Hills Appellation This week’s entry from the Secret Somm is an informative look at the Eola-Amity Hills appellation in Oregon.  Eola-Hills is entirely contained within the greater Willamette appellation and covers a relatively large 15 mile long, 6 mile wide stretch of land west of […]

Secret Somm: Regions within Willamette Valley

November 20th, 2013 | No Comments
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Secret Somm

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Secret SommSecret Somm: Regions within Willamette The map above illustrates the sub-regions within Willamette Valley. The distinct differences between the wines in this region ultimately boils down to the soil.  More than anything, soil affects the grapes the most in this wine region.  There are no […]

Secret Somm: Sharing Pinot in Willamette

November 10th, 2013 | No Comments
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Secret Somm

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Secret SommSecret Somm: Sharing Pinot in Oregon Probably the one varietal and region that has recently put Oregon on the wine map has been Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley. Oregon grown Pinot Noir has become a hot commodity and it is taking off.  With every […]

Secret Somm: Oregon’s Surging Wine Country

October 28th, 2013 | No Comments
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Secret Somm

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Secret SommOregon’s Surging Wine Country Who’s ready for a fun filled wine weekend getaway in Oregon? Once you land in Portland you are only 45 min North of the astonishing Willamette Valley (pronounced Will-am-et) There are actually a  few amazing wine regions in Oregon but […]