Journalist Barb Randall of Pamplin Media Group’s Lake Oswego Review made a return trip to visit us in April during our exclusive media event. She recently published a review of our new #wineporch addition and newly released 2016 Prelude Rosé of Pinot Noir, saying, “It is wonderful, and it will be perfect for sipping all spring and summer.”
The article, “May is Oregon Wine Month,” published on May 4, 2017, also highlights our two upcoming Open House Weekends: Pre-Memorial Day (May 20-21) and Memorial Day (May 27, 28 and 29) from 11:oo a.m. to 4:00 p.m. all five days.
Randall also had an opportunity to sample a 2015 Seyval Blanc made by Dave’s mentor, Joe Henke of Henke Winery in Cincinnati. As we have the Willamette Valley’s first planting of this varietal, we thought it would be fun to share a little preview of the wine we hope to be making from our own vines in the next couple of years. Here’s what Randall had to say about it:
“Before coming to Oregon, Dave honed his winemaking skills in Cincinnati working with Joe Henke of Henke Winery. Dave poured for us a ‘surprise’ wine: Henke Wine’s 2015 Seyval Blanc, made from a hybrid white grape which makes a produces a clean and crisp medium-bodied wine with an herbal fresh flavor similar to Chenin Blanc — refreshing and perfect for summer. Dave has planted Seyval grapes on his property, so watch for it a few years down the road.”
Unfortunately the weather was not amazing that day—rainy and extremely windy—so sampling on the porch was not possible (and photos were a challenge, as you’ll see if you click through to the full article, here). We’re looking forward to hosting her again during warmer weather!