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.