VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Illahe Vineyards & Winery
Owner Lowell Ford first planted grapes at Glen Creek Vineyard in Salem in 1983. In 2000, he planted the 80-acre Illahe Vineyard property, which was a pasture at the time. Located in Dallas, Oregon, in the Willamette Valley, the vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir and a variety of white varieties. In the 1990s, Lowell helped found the Northwest Viticulture Center at Chemeketa where he worked as Dean of Students and is still on the board of directors.
Illahe is a local Chinook word that has been used to describe "land" for centuries in the Northwest. Comparable to the French word, terroir, in a sense it is the Northwest's word for terroir.
Brad Ford and Michael Lundeen collaborate as winemakers.
Illahe wines may be ordered directly at 503-831-1248.
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