The great state of Oregon, and specifically the Willamette Valley, has become one of the world's most well known cool climate growing regions for Pinot Noir grapes. It is definitely not and area very well known for growing Sauvignon Blanc. Well, they've been working on that for five years now and believe they can make a solid case for the well known Loire varietal being delicious when grown in both the Willamette Valley and the rapidly expanding Columbia Gorge grape regions.
Myron Redford is a legend in Oregon's wine industry. Always experimenting, sometimes successfully and sometimes not, with grapes like Gamay Noir, Albarino and yes, Sauvignon Blanc. He and his partner Vikki Wetle planted a small 7.5 acre certified organic vineyard on Jory, Yamhill & Woodburn soils at their home property in the Eola-Amity Hills in 2006, which includes the Sauvignon Blanc that makes up about half of their “La Frontière.”
The certified organically farmed Allegre Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from Fruilian clones, their first vineyard in the Columbia Gorge, makes up the remaining half of this cuvée. Jen Kroner and Pat Allegre are some of the Hood River area's finest growers of not only grapes, but premium quality cherries and orchard fruit, all nestled between Mt Hood and Mt Adams, their biggest volcanoes in the region.
Katie and Denny
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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