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Italy in Oregon

January 2018

Happy New Year!

We're starting 2018 off with an exploration of Italian varietals grown in Oregon.

There are a growing number of innovative winemakers who are challenging the ideal of the typical Oregon wine. They know that Italian grapes are unique in this land of Pinot Noir and are food-friendly, versatile wines. 

For wine lovers looking to explore different styles right here in our own backyard, this is a great chance to try some unique, exceptional Italian style wines with an Oregon twist.

Our first red is a Primitivo, the Italian cousin to America’s Zinfandel, from Cana's Feast in Carlton. Our second red is a Sangiovese from Apolloni Vineyards in Forest Grove, an Italian winemaker by birth carrying on his family's passion for wine here in Oregon. 

Our first white is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Moscato Giallo, and Pinot Grigio from Viola Wine Cellars, an urban winery in Portland. And our second white is a traditional Italian grape, Vermentino, made in a distinctly Oregon style from Southern Oregon's Troon Vineyard.

Alla Tua Salute!