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Summer Wines

July 2018

The sun is out and it’s time to get outside on the back porch, in the park, on the river, and in the woods. Summertime is why Oregonians suffer the rainy months. There’s no better place on earth than summer in Oregon.

And summertime means easy-drinking white wines and reds that complement whatever you’ve got on the grill. In the lingo of the wine biz, “porch pounders” are uncomplicated wines that go down easy and are affordable. Too often, the mass-market porch pounders are silly, overly sweet, entirely forgettable wines.

But here’s the good news: These days, top winemakers are making high-quality and complex wines that are perfect complements to your summer.

Our reds are deep, dark and luscious – and perfect for anything that comes from your grill. Our first red is a unique blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot from Flying Trout in the Walla Walla Valley. Our second red is a lighter style blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay from Portland’s Teutonic Wine Co.

Our first white is an Albarino from long time club favorite, Rallison Cellars down in Sherwood. And our second white is an addictive Pinot Noir Blanc from a new winery, Chris James Cellars high out in the Chehalem Mountains.

Take these wines to the park, to the beach or to your next BBQ and celebrate summertime in Oregon!