Winderlea’s Deep Roots in Biodynamic Farming
Dundee Hills
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3w ago
Produced in partnership by Travel Dundee and the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association. In the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley lies Winderlea Vineyard & Winery, where owners Bill Sweat and Donna Morris proudly steward the land and champion sustainability by farming biodynamically®. Reflecting on their journey, Bill shares, “We’ve been allowed to do things we believe businesses should do. Sustainability in the vineyards and the winery was the first step.” They purchased the vineyard in 2006 and the commitment to sustainable farming was necessary from the outset. With Phylloxera present ..read more
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Dundee Hills Sommelier Series: Springtime Brunch
Dundee Hills
by dhwalisting
1M ago
(Looking for more of our Dundee Hills Sommelier Series? Go here). Mike Duffy remembers the moment he fell in love with wine and the aromas, stories and tasting notes that unfolded in front of him. Early in his time working in some of New York City’s leading restaurants, Mike opened a bottle of Northern Rhône Syrah with flavors reminiscent of black pepper and smoked meat. The aromas were so stunning, he had to pause and remind himself, “It’s just grapes!” This experience led him on a journey through Sommelier certification and across the globe, eventually landing him in Oregon’s Dundee Hills as ..read more
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Recipe: Doc’s Heart Healthy Shakshuka
Dundee Hills
by dhwalisting
1M ago
Dig into a delish brunch dish from Doctor Madaiah Revana, owner of Alexana Estate. Featuring savory ingredients and baked eggs, you’ll enjoy every flavorful bite! Serves 2-3 as a main and 5-6 as a side. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 large red bell pepper or roasted red bell pepper, chopped ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon smoked paprika ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, reduce or omit if sensitive to spice 1 large can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted ..read more
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Bree Stock’s Vibrant World of Wine at Artist Block
Dundee Hills
by dhwalisting
2M ago
Produced in partnership by Travel Dundee and the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association. Bree Stock is unafraid to break with convention. With an ethos of “Let’s Try” and a wine education and resume that would make many vintners blush, she infuses creativity, whimsy and a brash dash of sass into the premium-quality wines she crafts for Artist Block Wine, in partnership with owner, Anna Sweet. Bree’s passion for wine ignited at a young age, fuelled by the stories woven into each bottle. “I fell in love with the world of wine and the stories that come,” she reflects. “I felt I was being transport ..read more
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Dundee Hills Sommelier Series: Wine & Truffles
Dundee Hills
by dhwalisting
2M ago
If you’ve heard someone referred to as a “sommelier” and wondered what, exactly, the term means, you’re not alone. Is it a restaurant position? A certification someone can earn? A self-declared title? The truth, as it turns out, encompasses all these dimensions and more. Joseph Cuvo, the Tasting House Supervisor at Argyle Winery, describes a sommelier as someone in a hospitality-focused position who specializes in beverages and engages directly with guests. A sommelier is trained to recommend beverages based on what a table has selected for their meal, to recommend adjacent wines to a suggeste ..read more
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Dundee Hills Magic: Turning First Dates into Forever Stories
Dundee Hills
by dhwalisting
3M ago
When the stars align and you find yourself across the table from someone special, magic happens. The swirl of Pinot Noir, the aroma of a cherished family recipe, or the symphony of laughter can create memories that linger. Some of life’s most gratifying moments unfold around food and wine. A visit to the Dundee Hills isn’t just for the seasoned couple; it’s also the perfect locale for a memorable first date. In fact, we’d argue wine tasting is a perfect first-date option most haven’t considered. As you immerse yourself in our world-class wines, you’ll be captivated by the unhurried pace, our u ..read more
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Recipe: Truffle Arancini from Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Dundee Hills
by dhwalisting
3M ago
Celebrate Truffle Month with us by making Domaine Drouhin Oregon’s Truffle Arancini recipe. These tasty bites are packed with flavor and we hope you’ll enjoy them alongside a Dundee Hills Chardonnay. Bon Appetit! Serves 4 as an appetizer. Full recipe at Domaine Drouhin Oregon INGREDIENTS 2 cups arborio rice 2/3 cup finely grated parmesan 6 egg, lightly beaten Vegetable oil for deep frying 1/2 cup plain flour, seasoned 1 cup breadcrumbs Truffle Gorgonzola Filling  4 oz Gorgonzola Dolcelatte, coarsely chopped 2 tbsp fresh black truffle, finely chopped INSTRUCTIONS: Cook the rice in a l ..read more
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Wooden Heart Pizza Opens in Dundee
Dundee Hills
by dhwalisting
3M ago
Produced in partnership by Travel Dundee and the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association. Welcome to Wooden Heart, a new – yet familiar – gem nestled in the heart of Dundee Hills, where passion for pizza and a love for their local community come together in a delightful family-run establishment. Owned and operated by husband and wife team, Ryan and Yvette Clark, Wooden Heart is more than just a pizza joint – it’s a true family endeavor. While Yvette manages the restaurant’s operations and catering wing, Ryan and his sister, Shannon, handcraft every pizza that graces the Wooden Heart menu. Their d ..read more
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Dundee Hills Chardonnay Featured in Decanter Magazine
Dundee Hills
by dhwalisting
4M ago
Clive Pursehouse of Decanter writes of the storied history of Pinot Noir in the Dundee Hills from the 1960s onward, but notes that recently “Chardonnay is on the rise, with the Willamette Valley producing some of the best examples of the variety in the United States and beyond.” He shares 18 of his favorite Chardonnays from the valley, ten of which come from Dundee Hills member wineries. Anderson Family Vineyard: 2017, 2019 and 2020 Chardonnay Domaine Drouhin Oregon: 2021 Arthur Chardonnay Domaine Serene: 2019 Clos du Soliel Chardonnay, 2019 Etoile Vineyard Chardonnay, 2019 Triple Crown Viney ..read more
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Uncorked: 3 Tips for Introducing the Next Generation to the World of Wine
Dundee Hills
by dhwalisting
4M ago
In the Dundee Hills, wine isn’t merely a beverage; it’s a tradition passed down through generations. These rolling vineyard hills were planted decades ago by families who instilled in their children and grandchildren a love for tending the vines and crafting exceptional wines from the fruit. Today, many of our winemakers are individuals who learned the tricks of the trade at the side of their parents and grandparents. For those who savor their favorite varietals and collect prized vintages, the world of wine is a place of joy and immense satisfaction. However, many who are not familiar with wi ..read more
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