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Kristin Marchesi, General Manager

Willamette Shakespeare Returns

“But be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

Find out if love conquers all in "Twelfth Night" performed by the Willamette Shakespeare Theater Company here, outside on our back lawn August 8, 9 and 10. The Willamette Shakespeare Company is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing classic theater free of charge to audiences of all ages in and around Portland and the Willamette Valley wine country and we're happy to welcome them back to Montinore! These plays are free to attend, although donations are greatly appreciated. The performance starts at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday and 6 pm on Sunday.

Of course wine will be available for purchase by the glass and bottle; please, no outside alcohol, wine or beer. You are welcome to bring a picnic or treat yourself to dinner from 1910 Main - An American Bistro which will be available for purchase before and during the show. These special shows are outdoors so pack some mosquito repellent, warm clothes, a blanket to sit on or some low seated lawn chairs and a flashlight to help you find your way back to your car at the end of the night.

For more information you can visit, or call or email us at

It is going to be a very special weekend; we hope to see you all there!

Time Posted: Aug 5, 2014 at 2:59 PM
Kristin Marchesi, General Manager

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Tasting Room
September 30, 2013 | Tasting Room

Crush Party Wrap-Up

Although the weather was a bit more blustery than we had anticipated, it in no way dampened the fun that we had on Saturday. We were pleased to see so many people out to celebrate the start of our Harvest, the release of the 2012 "Red Cap" Pinot Noir and, of course, to stomp their hearts out. 

For a full album of photos from the Party, please visit our Facebook page

Time Posted: Sep 30, 2013 at 6:00 AM
August 23, 2013 |

Weekly Wine-Up

1. @mowwyyrose enjoyed one of our whites this week after a long day. 
2. Excited that we are starting to get info for Oregon Wines Fly Free! September 10 - November 20, Alaska Airlines passengers will be able to check a case of wine for free & when you show your boarding pass, you will receive free tastings here and all the other participating wineries.
3. We are always happy when our friends stop by (in this case it was our broker, Dendor Wines) because it gives us an excuse to enjoy a long lunch full of special items from Rudy's garden.
4. Our Pinot Noir blocks have clusters that have almost completely changed.
5. @mvhedges0 said "Leftover panzenella magically transformed into pasta sauce by @christophehedges, Sarah and Deborah. Amazing with this 2012 Pinot Gris from the amazing#montinore family. I am a happy camper." And we are excited to hear from our other Northwest winery friends!
6. Rudy was happy to show a group of Japanese visitors our winery and vineyards. Always great to share more about biodynamics.


Here is some links we clicked this week:

- Woah. We knew that Oregon was the place to be, but this just proves it. France is coming to the Valley. Burgundy's Louis Jadot has just purchased a vineyard in the Valley. 
- We love Wine Country restaurants and I love kickstarter, so it makes me really excited to see Ruddick/Wood moving rapidly towards the end goal to be funded. I can't wait to stop at what will be the newest restaurant in Newberg. 
- Now that the team has actually recouped from the events of IPNC (International Pinot Noir Celebration) it is fun to look back at Portland Monthly's Slide Show of the weekend. 

This weekend we will:

Be pouring wine at Roth's in Salem today (Friday, August 23rd) at 2:00-5:00 - Stephen Webber, our winemaker, will be there. 

Also, we will be at the New Seasons on Hawthorne in Portland Saturday, August 24th at 3:00 pm. 


Time Posted: Aug 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Montinore Estate
August 22, 2013 | Montinore Estate

Willamette Valley is coming to LA!

The Willamette Valley is coming to Los Angeles this September! Pinot noir takes center stage at this tasting, but you'll also find other cool-climate whites like Chardonnay, Pinot gris, and Riesling that thrive in the Willamette Valley. A smattering of lesser-known varieties such as Pinot blanc and Viognier will also make an appearance.

Winemakers and owners present the wines, making this a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet the faces behind the labels of 65 top Oregon wineries.

Your ticket is all-inclusive of wine, Pinot-friendly appetizers, and a logo glass with artwork by John Fisher. For more information about the event, go to Pinot in the City's Facebook page or here to purchase tickets

Time Posted: Aug 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM
August 16, 2013 |

Weekly Wine-Up

1. Willamette Shakespeare was here last weekend and preformed a lovely rendition of Romeo & Juliet
2. @colette_e joined us for Romeo & Juliet and enjoyed a picnic on our lawn. 
3. Our Pinot Gris blocks are starting to get some color too!
4. @vonringkamp had a nice visit with our friendly estate goats
5. We bottled the 2012 Reserve Pinot Gris & Reserve Muller-Thurgau on Thursday - the Reserve Muller will be the first of the two released, coming next Spring. 
6. Lovely photo of Graham's reservoir, courtesy of @seadspaul


Here is some links we clicked this week:

- Wine Folly helps to break down some of the challenges and differences in the lovely Riesling grape. 
- A new app for all wine lovers - Drync has developed "The Shazam for Wine", where you just take a picture of the label to purchase. 
- It is Hatch chile season after all, so this weekend I will be enjoying Joy the Baker's Roasted Tomato and Hatch Chile Salsa in the backyard with some Borealis. Just the right amount of heat. 

This weekend we will:

Be visiting our neighbor, Elk Cove, for Hog Wild. What is bound to be an epic battle of Memphis chefs and an ultimate Rosé lineup. It should not be missed. Memphis Magazine did a write up on the line up that will be attending. 





Time Posted: Aug 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM