VOLUME 10, ISSUE 3
January 22, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Kutch Wines: 2013 Vintage Provided Compelling & Transparent Wines Alexana: Prescription for Pinot with Unlimited Refills En Garde: 2012 Pinots Very Promising Black Kite Cellars: Outstanding Pinot Noir in 2012 Dolin Estate: New Central Coast Pinots Offer Exceptional Value MacRostie Winery & Vineyards: Evolving to Embrace Quality Birichino: A Mischievous Pair Craft Unique Wines at Right Price Domaine de la Côte: Whole Cluster Goodness Skewis Wines: Pinot from Vineyards with a Pedigree DANCIN Vineyards: Rogue Valley Wines of Distinction Waxwing: Engaging Pinot from an Urban Winery MacPhail Proudly Releases First Estate Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted White 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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