Learn About Laurel Ridge
First founded in 1883 by a German winemaking family, the original "Rueters Hill Winery" was replanted in 1966 and is today owned by David and Susan Teppola. Winemaker Pascal Valadier came to the winery in 1996 bringing a long history of French Cote du Rhone winemaking skills. The winery is planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, White Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, and Semillon. Laurel Ridge is one of a handful of Oregon wineries making sparkling wines in the traditional Frech "Method Champenoise"; their current sparkling releases are a 1994 Vintage Brut and a Non-vintage Cuvee Blanc.
Learn About Willamette Valley
Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...
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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc
One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety
that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire
Valley of France to Marlborough
in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique
and delicious flavors.
Sauvignon Blanc's home...
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