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Another Perfect Oregon Summer
And we are celebrating! The 2012 Pinot Noir just won its first medal, a Silver in the NY International Wine Competition. The Big Apple! My hometown! There were over 1000 entries from 30 countries and the judges are all trade buyers. Only 14 Pinots – and only four from Oregon – took Silvers (and none took a Gold). Yay!
Up here, people are beginning to talk about the 2012 as developing into something even better than the 2008. Very exciting.
That is just one of the lovely pleasures in the Willamette Valley. We get lots of visitors this time of year and it always thrills us to send them home with Oregon wine. Here’s the rundown for July:
- Riesling is a perfect summer wine – taste all three of ours and take them home for $33/three. Read a bit about Riesling below.
- July 12, 19 and 26 – Taste our wines at the Beaverton Farmer’s Market, one of the best in Oregon.
- July 13th – Skip Farmer and Friends bring music to the Patio
- July 13, 20 and 27 – Taste our wines at the Orenco Station Farmer’s Market
- July 19 – WE WILL BE CLOSED TO CELEBRATE THE MARRIAGE OF TESS AND CORY
- July 20 – Ron Sabin brings his beautiful baritone to the Patio
- July 31 – Rosé in the City at Oak Knoll where we will be pouring our Blush “Rosey” and Riesling at this annual celebrations of Blushes and Rosés.
And, now, on to one of Summer’s perfect wines, Riesling. Those of you following Eric Asimov’s Wine School have likely already seen yesterday’s column in which he continued his discussion of dry German Rieslings and included comments from readers. Plus, it had a very cute illustration!
This lesson was about dry – trocken – Here’s the link.Rieslings and a couple of comments stood out. Asimov says that small batches grown meticulously and “vinified with painstaking care” make Riesling prosper. We are definitely a small producer and if you could see the care Jim takes producing wine as I see it, you would understand why that comment resonates. The other point that made so much sense to me is how well Riesling pairs with food. One reader served it with braised chicken with rhubarb and it changed the wine for him, sweetness of the wine (even though trocken) balancing the smart-tartness of the rhubarb.
I just used our 2013 Riesling in a recipe I heard about this week on NPR called Atlantic Beach Pie. I knew I had to try it because I spent one, glorious summer when I was six living near the ocean at Atlantic Beach on Long Island with a family I love and still have in my life. Check the Food Pairings tab for the recipe.
All goes well in the Vineyard. Jim and team are pulling leaves and hedging and he is very happy with the way the way the bunches look. He says they are good sized berries and uniform. The leaves are a dark green that looks like velvet in the sun. They look like dancers reaching for the sky
THE LATEST NEWS
Big news! Jim's 2011 Pinot Noir took a DOUBLE GOLD in the Oregon Wine Awards. We are so proud.
Jim with the winning wines.
Holly and Jim
We got married in 2006 under a beautiful teahouse that Jim built for us. We've known each other for over 40 years … Holly was a not very good secretary to Jim way back in New York in the television production business. Jim was known as "The Myth" for all he was able to accomplish. He ran a scrappy new company that was involved in such notables as Sesame Street and The Electric Company, many of the Central Park Concerts – from Barbra Streisand to George Shearing. Jim was even business manager for KISS! Holly spent her life raising money for good works and writing.
In 2006, after a lot of life had intervened (ask us, we'll tell you), a mutual friend threw his Cupid's darts and urged us to have lunch. We were both living in the Pacific Northwest by then, although 200 miles apart; Holly - a city girl, Jim - a farm boy. Holly drove down to Oregon, had a lovely lunch, drove home and told Jim he was terrific but geographically undesirable.
Jim was persistent….and, suddenly, there we were standing in a beautiful spot in the Willamette Valley getting married! It really is romantic owning a vineyard! Now we are a wedding destination.