Oregon Wine

This email came in from a reader asking for your help to select a local wine that will be brought to a party in Los Angeles. I'm not much of a wine drinker, but I know that the Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley is superb. Your input would be appreciated.

Hi Salem Man,
Just a quick Thank You for creating this blog. I would've never discovered some of the hidden treasures without your site. I checked around and I don't know if I just didn't see it but I was
wondering if you have a request section. Long story short, we are heading down to L.A. on business and while there we are attending a cast and crew party and we wanted to bring a local wine, but we don't drink alcohol so I have no idea how to pick one out or even which ones are from a local winery. I would love to get recommends from people and thought maybe this would be an interesting section to include on your blog, if it doesn't exist already.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


KandN said...

I would tell Carolyn to go to one of the shops in town (Grand Vines on High St., Santiam Wine Co. on S Commercial) and tell them what she said in the letter. They love a challenge like that. Especially since there are so many excellent Oregon wines. Be sure to tell them your price range.

Anonymous said...

You can try Roth's. They always carry the "best" local items that you cant find anywhere else. They also have very helpful wine steward's and a great selection.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little partial to Willamette Valley Vineyards. It's almost like my mortgage depends on it:). Go to the tasting room (11 am-6pm 7 days a week) 8800 enchanted way turner oregon. Very helpful staff, they will help you pick out the perfect wine. Huge selection. Plus the view from the tasting room is reason enough.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful suggestions. Without all of these great choices, I would've had no idea where to even start!

Melina Tomson, MS said...

Tori Mor is stellar, they are out of Dundee and you can get their lowest level wines at Roth's and Freddies.

Evesham Wood's reds are also top notch.

WVV makes great everyday wine, but I wouldn't call it top notch. Those other two...top notch.

Anonymous said...

Willamette Valley Vineyards Reisling can't be beat- it has the perfect amount of sweetness.