Fun with Science and Oregon Bubbles; 6 Picks For the Holidays

December 22, 2021 - The Oregonian, Michael Alberty

This historic estate’s first sparkling wine is so good you have to wonder what took them so long... Read More.

Nine Great Wines for Thanksgiving, Your Family, and the Planet

November 23, 2021 - Bloomberg News, Elin McCoy

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. But what binds everyone on that day, beyond all the eating and drinking, is that we share this planet—which is why I’m thankful that more wineries than ever are taking sustainability seriously... Read More.

The Only Awards You’ll Care About This Season Are the Cosmo Wine Awards

October 11, 2021 - Cosmopolitan

“Somehow, this sparkling blend of grapes tastes like honey without being overly sweet? Could be magic, but the hints of citrus and ginger def work to keep it more”... Read More.

Montinore Estate’s Pinot Gris Crowned Best of 2021

July 15, 2021 - Los Angeles Drinks Guide

Celebrating quality wine making, Pinot Gris 2019 by the Montinore Estate was awarded best Pinot Gris of the year at the Sommeliers Choice Awards 2021. Read More.

Why Verjus Has Become The Darling of Nonalcoholic-Drink Makers

June 8, 2021 - The Washington Post, Julia Bainbridge

Verjus, the juice of unripened wine grapes, is a treasure made from what some might consider to be trash. Grapes can struggle to develop the fully ripened, concentrated flavors... Read More.

Standout Rieslings From The Willamette Valley

April 29, 2021 - Forbes, Elizabeth Brownfield

Most wine drinkers associate Riesling with Germany, Austria, and the Alsace — and often, with sweetness. These impressions aren’t unfounded... Read More.

10 All-American Rieslings for $26 or Less

April 28, 2021 - Wine Enthusiast

From the East Coast to the West Coast, American Riesling is the perfect companion to any picnic. Riesling’s high acidity matched with various levels of... Read More.

How Biodiverse Vineyards Make for Better Wines and Better Ecosystem

March 22, 2021 - Mold Magazine, John Kazior

Advocates and practitioners of biodynamic farming, have long believed that agriculture needn’t be as rampantly destructive to the environment as it has been for the past century... Read More.

13 Best Natural Wines for the Discerning Drinker in 2021

February 25, 2021 - Glamour, Erin Parker

Natural wine answers to those aiming to be more mindful about what they drink, while biodynamic wine answers to those concerned with how the entire winemaking process—from the vine to the bottle—affects the ecosystem in which it operates... Read More.

Montinore: Skin-Contact Whites Cast ‘L’Orange’ Glow

January 25, 2021 - The Vintner Project, Linda Whipple

Pinot Noir earns its fair share of well-deserved accolades. But Montinore Estate, a 200-acre winery in the northern Willamette Valley, knows that region is also ideal for... Read More.

Montinore Vineyards Then and Now

January 8, 2021 - Vinediction, Cila Warncke

Outside, rhododendrons, lilacs, roses, cypress, oak, weeping willow channel the exuberance of the earth into great bursts of foliage and color. The concrete walls of Montinore’s... Read More.

The Ultimate Holiday Wine Gift Guide

December 16, 2020 - Food & Wine, Ray Isle

Oregon’s Montinore is one of the largest biodynamic vineyards in the country. Adventurous gift recipients will enjoy this crisp, juicy sparkler, made from a range of... Read More.

The 50 Best Wines Under $50

December 6, 2020 - Bloomberg, Elin McCoy

Picking my annual 50 under $50 list was extremely difficult this year. There are more delicious value wines than ever from around the globe. And I should know: I sampled... Read More.

Building Vineyard Biodiversity to Combat Climate Emergency

November 26, 2020 - The Buyer, Michelle Williams

Walk into a vineyard and what do you see? Vines and soil, sun and sky. This is a snapshot of place, a moment in the vineyard’s lifetime. The ecosystem here is influenced by... Read More.

My Favorite American Sparkling Wines

November 25, 2020 - Wander With Wonder, Susan Lanier-Graham

Montinore Estate Vivacé is a sparkling wine that reminds me of German sparkling wines, known as sekt. It's a blend of Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Gris, and... Read More.

17 Rieslings That Show Off Everything the Grape Can Do

October 26, 2020 - Food & Wine, Tammie Teclemariam

You might know Montinore for their Pinot Noir, but the whites from this biodynamic Willamette Valley winery are consistently... Read More.

How to Buy Wine in a Pandemic

October 16, 2020 - Do Bianchi

The Montinore (Estate) winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, one of our favorites, just sent out an email that they’re waiving shipping fees for a year for anyone who... Read More.

Booze-Free Beverages That Are Anything But Boring

October 6, 2020 - Refinery29, Julia Bainbridge

Verjus is the juice of grapes that aren't yet ripe enough for wine production. Between three and five weeks before grapes are ready for harvesting, winemakers thin... Read More.

Celebrating National Orange Wine Day

October 6, 2020 - Forktrails

If there is ever a versatile orange wine that will pair with just about anything, the Montinore Estate L’Orange is it. The wine is made from biodynamic grapes and has... Read More.

What’s The Deal With Orange Wine?

September 25, 2020 - Forbes, Michelle Williams

What exactly is orange wine? To place orange wines in the proper context, let’s back up and review the general process of making white, red, and rosé wines...Orange wines are made similar to red and rosé wines, whereby the skin stays in contact with the... Read More.

Yes, You Can Drink Wine and Live Your Best Keto Life!

September 15, 2020 - Parade, Lisa Marcaurele

I hear this question a lot: “Is it okay to drink wine on a keto diet?” When switching to a low-carb lifestyle (and eating plan), many wonder if they... Read More.

How to Drink and Cook with Sweet-Tart Verjus

August 4, 2020 - Wine Enthusiast, Sarah Daniels

Pronounced vair-ZHOO, but also known as “verjuice” in American English, verjus is made from unripe (green) grapes harvested early-on in the growing season... Read More.

The 7 Best Orange Wines to Drink in 2020

July 30, 2020 - The Spruce Eats, Céline Bossart

Depending on who you ask, orange wines are on the rise, possibly poised to be the new rosé. New York-based sommelier and natural wine expert Doreen Winkler, who also founded orange wine club Orange Glou, is among those... Read More.

Oregon Wine, What We're Drinking - 2018 Pinot Gris

July 18, 2020 - Winerabble, Michele Francisco

The grapes that went into this wine were grown in seven different vineyard blocks, each harvested and fermented separately in stainless steel. Once in the winery... Read More.

Italian Grapes of Northern Italy Reside in Oregon with Montinore Estate

July 17, 2020 - Vino Travels, Jennifer Martin

If you’ve been following along my wine journey, you’ll notice that I also enjoy seeking out wineries outside of Italy that are growing Italian grapes. It’s interesting to see... Read More.

Rudy Marchesi, Chairman, Demeter USA - Biodynamics

July 16, 2020 - All About Wine Blog Talk Radio, Ron Hunt

Tonight's Guest: Rudy Marchesi - Chairman, Demeter Association, Inc. - certified biodynamic. We will talk about biodynamics and more... Read More.

Drink of the Week: Montinore Estate Vivacé

July 3, 2020 - Imbibe, Penelope Bass

I first tasted wine from Montinore Estate, a smallish operation in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, at a dinner featuring Demeter-certified wineries. Functioning in 50 countries... Read More.

Oregon Wine, What We're Drinking - 2018 L'Orange

July 3, 2020 - Winerabble, Michele Francisco

Head winemaker Stephen Webber left the Pinot gris used in the l’Orange on its skins for 24-36 hours to impart just the right amount of color, then pressed the grapes... Read More.

Podcast #390 – Stephen Webber, Winemaker, Montinore Estate

June 29, 2020 - Life Between the Vines, Ray Fister

Wine education should be fun. You swirl, you sniff, you taste and you smile. Stephen Webber, Winemaker at Montinore Estate in the Willamette Valley likes to keep things... Read More.

Oregon Gains Two Wine Appellations

June 19, 2020 - Wine Spectator, Tim Fish

Oregon wine country has gained two new appellations. The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the Laurelwood District and Tualatin Hills as American Viticultural Areas. The two viticultural areas are located adjacent to each other... Read More.

Oregon Wine, What We're Drinking - 2017 "Red Cap" Pinot Noir

June 16, 2020 - Winerabble, Michele Francisco

This wine is an overflowing basket of red fruit aromas– strawberries, raspberries and cherry tart! A second smell reveals earthy notes of cigar box, forest floor, white pepper with... Read More.

Italian Style Comfort: Food and Wine for Uncomfortable Times

June 1, 2020 - Wine Predator, Gwendolyn Alley

This week we’re taking a deep dive into sangiovese, the quintessential red wine of Italy, better known simply as Chianti, the place in Tuscany that made sangiovese famous... Read More.

UNCORKED: Organic, biodynamic, sustainable wines explained

May 27, 2020 -, Lorri Hambuchen

Organic, biodynamic and sustainable are not exactly new terms in the wine world, but they may be new to many consumers. And with these terms showing up on more... Read More.

Willamette Valley Visit for Pinot Noir: Sustainable, Biodynamic Estate Wine

May 25, 2020 - Wine Predator

What makes Oregon wine so good? For one, Oregon is a national leader in sustainable, salmon safe, and biodynamic winemaking; and many winemakers embrace... Read More.

10 Best Red Wines Made in the United States to Buy in 2020

May 24, 2020 - Prevention, Devin Tomb

A good glass of red wine is one of life’s great pleasures. It’s also one of the healthier alcoholic beverages to choose. Red wine has less natural sugar than white, and it boasts.... Read More.

Oregon’s Willamette Valley Makes Rosé Like No Place Else On Earth

May 18, 2020 - Forbes, Leslie Kelly

In a state known for its exceptional Pinot Noir, it should come as no surprise that there are some gorgeous Rosés made from that noble Burgundian varietal... Read More.

Oregon's Top Eco-Friendly Wineries

May 12, 2020 - Travel Oregon, Jen Anderson

Many of Oregon’s wineries produce world-class wines that are not just delightful to drink — they also have a lighter footprint on the environment. In fact, Oregon... Read More.

How To Explore Tualatin Valley Wineries

May 5, 2020 - Travel Oregon, Jason Notte

Encompassing roughly 300 square miles just west of Portland, the Tualatin Valley includes some of Oregon’s oldest wineries, its most eco-conscious vintners and its newest... Read More.

Biodynamic Agriculture: Farming in Service of Life

May 1, 2020 - Kiss the Ground

A few voices of Biodynamic Agriculture share their view of the beautiful harmonies that exist within nature and how following Biodynamic practices can heal the land... Read More.

10 Planet-Friendly Wines to Drink On Earth Day

April 20, 2020 - Food & Wine, Markham Heid

Consider this guide your Earth Day wine shopping list. Each of the wines on this list is produced using methods that limit their impact on the planet... Read More.

6 Oregon Pinot Noir Wines Under $20

March 16, 2020 - MassLive, Ken Ross

Pinot Noir has a problem. The problem is far too many wine lovers think you have to spend a fortune to find a great Pinot Noir... Read More.

Drink of the week: Montinore Estate Roulette Pinot Gris

March 6, 2020 - Imbide

On 200 acres in the northern end of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Montinore Estate grows varieties like Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer... Read More.

In a beer town, a growing taste for wine

October 16, 2019 - The Astorian, Lucy Kleiner

Montinore Estate in Forest Grove is one of the valley’s wineries connecting communities like Astoria to the world-renowned vineyards on the other side of the coastal range... Read More.

Biodynamic vineyards go beyond organic

October 9, 2019 - Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Lorri Hambuchen

We are seeing more wine producers adopting sustainable and natural approaches in the vineyard. In addition to the familiar organic growing practices some winemakers are taking it further with biodynamic farming and... Read More.

The Rise of Italian Grapes in American Vineyards

September 20, 2019 - Wine Enthusiast, Kathleen Willcox

After decades of planting primarily French grapes, American producers have started to embrace Italian varieties. About 2,000 native grape varieties are cultivated in Italy... Read More.

20 Sustainable, Socially-Conscious Wines and Spirits to Fill Your Liquor Cabinet

September 17, 2019 - Food & Wine, Brian Freedman

Consumers increasingly want to support producers whose products are healthier for the environment and fairer to the people responsible for them, and producers are seeing the benefit to their businesses as a result of increased consumer attention and respect... Read More.

Discover Oregon Wine

August 22, 2019

You're not a true Oregonian if you haven't tasted the fruits of Oregon's wine country. The vineyards of North Willamette Valley contain some of Oregon's most blissful scenery─and some of the nation's finest wines... Read More.

The Best Wines to Pair With Chicken

August 8, 2019 - Men's Journal, Markham Heid

Some people knock the simplicity of PG, but it’s a great, cheap, do-it-all wine pairing for white-meat dishes—from spicy chicken tacos to casseroles and Asian-inspired chicken dishes. You can’t go wrong with Montinore Estate Pinot Gris... Read More.

Next up…a BIG visit at Montinore Estate

July 1, 2019 - Joe & Jean's Willamette Valley Biodynamic Wine Adventure

I've got to tell you straight off...for months now...we've been SO looking forward to visiting Montinore. This was a highlight of our trip from the early stages of researching and planning... Read More.

Why you should catch Oregon biodynamic wine expert Rudy Marchesi at Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands

May 28, 2019 - Dale Robertson, Houston Chronicle

One of the world’s leading proponents of biodynamic farming practices in the vineyard, the wise man from Montinore Estate intends to explain why treating the soil right is the only... Read More.

Cow Horns Stuffed with Manure Used by Oregon Winery to Fertilize Vineyards

May 14, 2019 - KGW8

Instead of using pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers, the vineyard uses only natural ways to grow its grapes. Read More.

Five Impressive Oregon-Made Sparkling Wines

May 9, 2019 - Katie Kelly Bell, Cool Hunting

Oregon is known for its award-winning Pinot Noir, but its success with sparkling wine might very well change the conversation. The numbers speak volumes... Read More.

Wines for Spring

April 15, 2019 - Jade Helm, Tasting Pour

I believe you can drink any wine you want any time of year. But there are certain styles I tend to crave with the season. Check out the suggestions I shared on KGW 4 o’clock news... Read More.

Celebrating Biodynamic Wine with Montinore Estate Pinot Noir

April 12, 2019 - Pull That Cork

Today we are sharing a biodynamic wine from the well-known Oregon producer Montinore Estate. We have tasted several vintages of Montinore’s stellar... Read More.

Biodynamic Wines from Montinore Estate with Dinner Tonight

April 12, 2019 - The Swirling Dervish

Our Wine Pairing Weekend crew is back in action this week, shining a light on wines crafted according to biodynamic principles. If you’re confused as to exactly what... Read More.

When Simplicity Can Be a Winemaking Virtue

March 28, 2019 - Eric Asimov, New York Times

The Montinore pinot noir is bright, with flavors of red fruits and an underlying earthy, forest-brush quality. It’s taut and pure, and it tastes like Willamette Valley pinot noir... Read More.

Q&A with Stephen Webber, Head Winemaker, Montinore Estate, Oregon, USA

March 21, 2019 - WSET Global

Englishman Stephen Webber takes us on his wine journey from working in a high street off-licence in the UK to running a large biodynamic, organic winery in Oregon... Read More.

Biodynamic Production Offers a Look at the Future of Fine Wine

March 20, 2019 - Geoff Nudelman, Barron's Penta

Taking a walk through the vineyards at Montinore Estate in Oregon’s Willamette Valley isn’t so striking for what’s there, but more for what isn’t... Read More.

Maialata — Celebrating, Food, and Old-World Traditions

March 12, 2019 - Kelsey Graeber, Experi

On a perfectly frigid Sunday under clear blue skies, dozens of guests expectantly arrived at Montinore Estate in Forest Grove, Oregon for a day of feasting and celebration... Read More.

Tracing the Origin Story of Biodynamic Wine

March 4, 2019 - Hannah Wallace, SevenFiftyDaily

Biodynamic wines are gaining visibility—and popularity—in the wine world. Though they still make up only a small part of global wine production, there are more than... Read More.

Back to the Supermarket: Looking for the Good

February 28, 2019 - Eric Asimov, New York Times

Is it possible to make sizable amounts of wine, say an annual output of around 200,000 bottles or more, while staying true to relatively simple methods of production... Read More.

Biodynamics At Montinore Estate

January 5, 2019 - Crushed Grape Chronicles

In our conversation with Rudy Marchesi of Montinore Estate, we asked him about biodynamics. The winery was Certified biodynamic in 2008. Rudy had set this process up while... Read More.

Organic vs. Biodynamic vs. Natural Wine—What's the Difference?

December 26, 2018 - Ray Isle, Food & Wine

Interest in organic, biodynamic, and natural wines is at an all-time peak. But what do those terms really mean? Read More.

Montinore Estate – The Deeper History

December 9, 2018 - Crushed Grape Chronicles

The soil at Montinore Estate in the Northwest corner of the Willamette Valley, is loess from the Missoula Floods. The Missoula Floods… Read More.

Montinore Estate – A Recent History

November 30, 2018 - Crushed Grape Chronicles

It was overcast the morning we headed out to Montinore Estate. That’s not unexpected in Oregon. What was unexpected for me was how vivid the colors were under the cloudy sky. Read More.

A different way to farm, as heard through the grapevine

November 16, 2018 - Mark Miller, Forest Grove News-Times

Montinore hosted an all-day intensive for winemakers, farmers, nursery-owners and other agriculture professionals from across the country. Its topic: "biodynamic winemaking." Read More.

Thanksgiving Wines: A Last-Minute Checklist

November 15, 2018 - Eric Asimov, New York Times

Go American. Many people like to celebrate this American holiday with American wines. Why not? Montinore, in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, makes a very good... Read More.

Biodynamic Winemaking Takes Root In Oregon

September 25, 2018 - Tom Mullen, Forbes

The practice of biodynamic winemaking is also increasing on the world stage. Biodynamic wine production avoids artificial chemical fertilizers or pesticides and instead... Read More.

Biodynamics Goes Big

September 17, 2018 - Betsy Andrews, SevenFiftyDaily

How wine companies are scaling up an agricultural method thought to be hands-on and highly personal... Read More.

The Joys of Oregon Wine Beyond Pinot Noir

August 29, 2018 - Ellen Bhang, The Boston Globe

Winemakers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley win critical acclaim for their vibrant expressions of pinot noir. As the state’s flagship grape, it’s the varietal most associated... Read More.

Montinore Estate: Biodynamic Wines For A Healthier Planet

August 20, 2018 - Kurt Jacobson, Mother Earth News

With consumers demanding more access to organic and biodynamic produce, it’s good to know that wineries are listening. In the Tualatin Valley, just minutes from downtown Portland is where Montinore Estate is located. Montinore is cranking out the most Demeter certified... Read More.

Riesling Renaissance - Germany’s Darling Varietal Makes a Comeback in Oregon

July 20, 2018 - Julie Arnan, 425 Magazine

In the beginning of the Northwest wine industry, most people thought only white German varietals would thrive here. Thus, many of the first plantings were riesling, which... Read More.

5-Minute Arugula Pesto

June 12, 2018 - Platings+Pairings

I paired this arugula pesto with Montinore Estate’s Borealis an easy drinking white blend of Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris... Read More.

Five $20 wines good enough for a millionaire like Steven Mnuchin

May 11, 2018 - Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

I’m a fan of this winery in the northern reaches of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Montinore practices biodynamic viticulture and produces wines with verve and sophistication... Read More.

The 9 Most Beautiful Biodynamic Wineries in the World

April 20, 2018 - Charu Suri, Architectural Digest

With the increasing spotlight on conservation around the world, more vineyards are committed to sustainability and becoming biodynamic now than ever before, adhering to the principles of the philosopher Rudolf Steiner. He believed that the position of the moon and stars... Read More.

We Asked 10 Winemakers: What's Your Favorite Wine-and-Cheese Pairing?

March 9, 2018 - Christine Clark, Vinepair

While most wine and cheese pairings are going to be pretty darn O.K., there’s a special kind of magic when the flavors and textures of your wine and cheese are well matched. And who better to match them than someone who made one of them? So, we asked 10 winemakers... Read More.

At Montinore, Maialata Celebrates Food and Life

February 28, 2018 - Willamette Valley Wine

For six years now Montinore Estate has recreated this tradition as owner Rudy Marchesi and Nostrana owner and chef Cathy Whims partner up for an event that includes a live butchery demonstration, sausage stuffing class and other workshops, great wine, and a feast in... Read More.

Montinore Estate

January 26, 2018 - Katrina, Wine Tasting AF

Oh Montinore, my sweet, sweet Montinore. You will always have a dear spot in my heart and will always be my first love. Montinore was one of the first real wine tasting rooms that I visited. I fell in love pretty quick. Taste their wines and you’ll understand why.... Read More.

The 131 Best Organic Wines for 2018

January 24, 2018 - Donna Sozio, Organic Authority

It’s been a banner year for organic, biodynamic, and wines made with organic grapes. Bottles are winning awards, topping lists, and taking the spotlight. Whether you are new to organic and biodynamic wines or a seasoned aficionado, this guide will help you curate... Read More.

Montinore Vineyards - Deep Roots in Oregon Biodynamic Farming

January 3, 2018 - Ryan Gaughan, People's Food Co-op

In October of 2017 I had the great pleasure of visiting Montinore Vineyards, producers of several wines carried by People’s Food Co-op. Montinore is a 200-acre vineyard estate that finds itself in the northernmost end of the Willamette Valley wine growing region... Read More.

Exploring the Joys of Fine Oregon Rieslings

December 28, 2017 - The Sommelier Files

As much as I enjoy writing about new wine trends, I’m always happy to hear about the resurgence of classic grape varieties that suddenly come back in style after years of being overlooked. One of the exciting cases in point is the recent Oregon Riesling Revival.... Read More.


November 26, 2017 - MUST Wine Blog

Montinore's Roots Collection of wines is the embodiment of versatility in domestic wine. High in acid and food-friendly but unique and full of character, each bottle delivers great value and an authenticity and transparency that is rare at this price point.... Read More.

Montinore Estate: Wine Made with Biodynamic Grapes

November 22, 2017 - Pull That Cork

When a recent opportunity to receive tasting samples of Montinore Estate wines presented itself, I was quick to respond in the affirmative. I recognized the Montinore name immediately. Last August I enjoyed a bottle of 2015 Montinore Pinot Gris we received through... Read More.

Wine of the Day, No. 312

October 14, 2017 - Bigger Than Your Head

It’s always easy to toss around the word “unique,” especially in the realm of the world’s wines, since an infinite number of grapes, blends, regions and styles exists in a dazzling and confounding array. Still, I will venture out to the tip of the twig here and assert that the Borealis... Read More.

Orange Crush

October 1, 2017 - Oregon Wine Press

Pure elegance in a glass, this Pinot Gris has a hint of amphorae-aged Gewürztraminer, adding exotic notes of Mandarin orange, orange rind and roses to the aroma and finish. If a wine could deliver happiness... Read More.

Basics of Biodynamic Agriculture

September 26, 2017 - The Grapevine

Working with a small vegetable farm, [Rudy] Marchesi implemented biodynamics and saw dramatic results. After experiencing such an effective change, he decided to move forward and bring it to the vineyard... Read More.

Biodynamic Basics

September 1, 2017 - Oregon Wine Press

Rudy Marchesi, president and chief viticulturist of Montinore, organized the seminar for several reasons, including “[the continuation] of Biodynamic education; improving and enhancing grape growing and winemaking; sharing information with those... Read More.

15 Great Pinot Noirs for Less Than $50

August 21, 2017 - Bloomberg Pursuits

A surprisingly satisfying pinot for the price, this Oregon bargain is made from 100 percent certified biodynamic grapes. It’s a drink-me-now version of the state’s bright, fresh, red berry and spice style... Read More.


July 3, 2017 - Martha Stewart

#29. Sip a new white. -- Our food editors are loving Borealis, from Montinore Estate in Oregon’s North Willamette Valley, a crisp, justsweet- enough blend of Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Gris, and Riesling grapes. Read More.

Is Affordable Pinot Noir Becoming A Unicorn Wine?

April 14, 2017 - Forbes Magazine

Today it seems that delicious handcrafted pinot noir at a decent price is pure fantasy--some might even call it "unicorn" wine. The varietal is costly these days; I regularly see pinot noir wines that run $50-$85 a bottle. Granted, they taste amazing and at that price point... Read More.

12 Oregon pinot noir wines that prove a 50-year-old gamble paid off

February 14, 2017 - Dispatch Argus, QC Online

You could say that Oregon is a pinot noir bridge. The state's most celebrated and successful wine style generally could be classified as somewhere between the heady, earthy pinot noirs of Burgundy — the grape's ancestral home in France — and the fruity, jammy pinots of... Read More.

Putting Together the Details of Oregon Pinot Noir

October 13, 2016 - New York Times

Montinore Estate is in the cool northern Willamette near the town of Forest Grove, and this wine comes from its biodynamically farmed estate vineyard. As you may expect with a good cooler-climate pinot noir... Read More.

Your Next Lesson: Oregon Pinot Noir

September 15, 2016 - New York Times

After a string of summery rosés and whites, it’s time to get back to red wine. Not that I am a seasonal stickler. I drink plenty of whites in cold weather and reds in warm. But the onset of autumn... Read More.

20 Wines for Under $20: The Spring Edition

April 21, 2016 - New York Times

Another perennial favorite and great value. This pinot noir from Montinore is grown biodynamically. Its dark, earthy fruit flavors are interlaced with savory, meaty herbal tones that make... Read More.