Friday, May 17, 2013

J. Scott Cellars news

J. Scott Cellars
Eugene, Oregon 

May 25 (Saturday) & 26 (Sunday), Memorial Weekend, 1-6 pm, J. Scott Cellar's Winery (520 Commercial St., #G, Eugene):  We are opening up the winery to the public.  Come by and taste the entire lineup of wines, enjoy great food from the Gastro Nomad food truck all day Saturday (25), and see exactly where your wine is made.  It is going to be a great weekend!!
Jonathan is in Yachats, Oregon, on a monthly basis to host a tasting at  The Wine Place.  This lovely little wine shop is great fun to visit!  The schedule for tasting varies, so check with the shop or give us a call for dates.
June 15, South Willamette Wineries Barrel Tour:  Sold Out!
July 4-6, 30th annual Art & the Vineyard, Alton Baker Park in Eugene:  The Northwest's top art, wine, and music festival, staged along the banks of the Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon's scenic Alton Baker Park.  Tickets available at the festival gate or in advance at Maude Kerns Art Center.
Friday, July 26 and Friday, August 30, 2-6 pm, Veneta Farmer's Market, Veneta:  The last Friday of each month the Veneta Farmer's Market, in conjunction with the Oregon Country Fair, will celebrate with music, vendors and wine.  Stop on by and enjoy some fun after work!
Jonathan hard at work at the recent Astoria Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival!
2013 Astoria Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival 
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We would love for you to celebrate with a bottle of J. Scott Cellar's wine!  Of course, you can always order our wine online at J. Scott Cellars, but if you live here in the Eugene area, please feel free to e-mail your order to or call Vicki Piva at (541)232-4225.  We will meet you at the winery, or even deliver to you.  (Yes, it is is that important to have your J. Scott wine!)
Here is a list of current releases for your reference.
2011 Roussanne                    $18.00
2011 Viognier                         $19.00
2012 Pinot Blanc                    $16.00
2011 Blanc de Noir                $21.00
2011 Chardonnay                   $20.00
2011 Sauvignon Blanc           $17.00
2011 Dry Rose of Pinot Noir  $15.00
2010 Pinot Noir                       $22.00
2011 Grenache                       $26.00
2010 Petite Sirah                    $27.00
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon    $28.00
2010 Syrah                               $23.00
2010 Rendezvous Rose        $12.00
*DON'T FORGET the great discount when you belong to the wine club.  Check out club information below. 

We encourage you to become a member of our new wine club!  Quarterly shipments are available for pickup at the winery or direct shipment  (with additional fees) per your request.  There is no contract, you may cancel at anytime.  You can even choose to receive all white or red wines.  Three levels of membership are available:

Crew Club: 

*  2 bottles quarterly
*  2 tickets to our annual event (details TBA)
*  20% discount on all wine purchases

Yachtsman Club:

*  4 bottles quarterly
*  2 tickets to our annual event (details TBA)
*  WINE CLUB only wines
*  25% discount on all wine purchases

Captain's Reserve Club:

*  6 bottles quarterly
*  4 tickets to annual event (details TBA)
*  WINE CLUB only wines
*  25% off merchandise
*  30% discount on all wine purchases for club registration

"The Oregon Wine Awards is the largest and most comprehensive independent Oregon wine recognition program in the world. Founded in 2008 by Executive Director and Court of Masters Sommelier Christopher Chan, the Oregon Wine Awards establishes the highest standards of integrity in the tasting and evaluation of Oregon wines...."  Oregon Wine Awards
2011 Sauvignon Blanc - Double Gold
2011 Roussanne - Double Gold
2011 Grenache - Gold"
Oh, and by the way, Double Gold signifies "Best of the Best" in this prestigious competition.
J. Scott Cellars | | 520 Commercial St., #G
Eugene, OR 97402

541-954-5508 (Jonathan Oberlander) or 541-232-4225 (Vicki Piva)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Harper Voit! You Heard it Here!

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Spring is here, and we're closing in on the first full year in our new winery. May brings us to 3 of our 6 open house days of the year. The 2012 Pinots are resting in barrel, giving us a chance to reflect on what has turned out to be one of the best vintages in memory. We're off to a great and early start to the 2013 growing season, and we welcome you to come and taste with us on these upcoming special event weekends.
The New Winery
We've settled into the new winery now and are enjoying the benefits of having our own space. Most of Drew's 2012 custom winemaking clients will be pouring their wines at the open houses and a few new exciting projects have come on board for 2013. In addition, our good friends from WildAire, Leah Jorgensen Cellars, and Eisold-Smith will be sharing their range of hand-crafted, small production wines.
2010 Last Call
We're down to about 8 cases of the 2010 Strandline Pinot Noir and about 2 cases of the 2010 Old School, so if you want some, give us a call or email and let us know. They might make it to the open houses, or not...If you're coming and want to pick some up, let us know and we can hold the last bit for you. We're down to the last 8 cases of the 2011 Pinot Blanc, too, with the 2012 still aging in barrel until July-August.
The New Releases
This month we will be releasing the 2011 Pinot Noirs. The Strandline cuvee, a blend of several vineyards, shows the bright intensity and balance of the 2011 vintage. We only made a little more than 200 cases of this. Also, the 2011 Old School Vineyard Pinot Noir will be released, which is extremely concentrated and dense, especially from this classic and cool vintage. 45 cases produced.
We're excited to announce a new release from Harper Voit in 2012, an Old Vines Riesling. We secured a small bit of the oldest Riesling vines in Yamhill County, planted at Maresh Vineyard in the Dundee Hills in 1970. Our 90 case production of this beautifully balanced Riesling are released this month. 
We're located just off Laughlin Road, on Ridge Road, between Willakenzie and Colene Clemens just across the narrow valley from Beaux Freres and Patricia Green.
We will be open from 10-4 on May 18th and again on Saturday-Sunday the 23rd and 24th. Pouring with us will be our good friends and winery-mates Wildaire Cellars and Eisold Smith Wines, as well as Drew's new winemaking clients, Toluca Lane, Eminent Domaine, and Rocky Point Cellars. Tasting fee $20 to taste all of these small production wines.
Our New Winery:
22070 NE Ridge Road Gaston, OR 97119
Call or email with any questions or orders:
We hope to see you soon.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Last Chance for Alexana Pinot at Your Thanksgiving Table


The 2010 Alexana Signature Pinot Noir and the 2010 Alexana Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir are now available in time for holiday celebrations.
The lush, juicy acidity and ripe flavors of Pinot Noir make it a natural fit with Thanksgiving dishes. With less than 300 cases produced of both the Signature and Shea Pinot Noir, these wines are extremely limited.
Order by Friday, November 9 to receive your wine by Thanksgiving.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
Signature Pinot Noir

2010 Signature Pinot Noir

The 2010 Alexana Signature Pinot Noir is a stunning selection of the best barrels from the estate Revana Vineyard. Aromas of Asian spice and minerality combine with the fresh blue and black fruit, which is the hallmark of the beautiful 2010 vintage. On the palate, the Signature is forward and juicy, but maintains its elegance. The massive black fruit is balanced with a delicate earthiness and has a silky, sophisticated mouthfeel with a long lush finish. The 2010 Signature is a definite must for your cellar. 236 cases produced.
Shea Pinot Noir

2010 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

The 2010 Alexana Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir is once again a timeless beauty. Classic Shea aromas of blueberries and earthy mushroom integrate with clove, brown sugar and Christmas spice. The silky smooth texture with fine grain tannins is a stunning platform for the black pie cherry, mocha and spice box that usually is associated with the Shea Vineyard. We highly recommend hiding this Pinot in your cellar for quite some time. 263 cases produced.
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12001 NE Worden Hill Road
Newberg, OR 97132


Friday, October 21, 2011

WildAire Cellars Update

Tasting Room: 128 W Main St, Carlton, OR      (503) 851-3689 
                                                              October 2011
Dear Robert

We have grapes!  So we will have crush!  Matt drove up to Washington last Monday and we processed our Syrah, Tempranillo and Roussane on Tuesday.   Maridel and the Fisters were key in helping us get started.    We now have a couple of days of maybe wet, and then another week of sunshine.  Everyone is breathing a sigh of relief and planning on harvesting next week.  The Pinot Noir should be spectacular, if the birds don't see it.  If anyone is interested in helping us next week, let me know.  Sorting grapes is fun! We have 4 more vineyards to harvest. Your efforts will be rewarded with wine. .

Our Friday Night Forum Wine Club pickup party is this Friday, October 21st, at our house.  Please RSVP, if you have not already, if you will be able to make it!  We will have some leftovers for the shop on Friday-Sunday, so if you cannot make it Friday night, stop by this weekend. We would love to catch up with you all!

Carlton'sFriday Night Flights
Every Friday in Carlton, from 5:00-7:00pm
Carlton businesses will now be open until 7pm on Fridays!  Every week a different business will be offering a new fun experience for you!  Friday Night Flights Schedule for October:
 Since our Club party is Friday, 21st, we will close at 5pm on that day.
Oct 21 - Seven of Hearts - with Republic of Jam pairings
Oct 28 - Valley Emporium - NEW antique business!  Open House 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Montinore Mentioned
I was reading the Times on Sunday Morning in Portland when I came upon this mention of Montinore's wine!

News from Vitis Ridge

Winery and Tap Room 990 North First Street - Silverton, Oregon 97381 503.873.9800

We've always strived to make our customers happy- many of you we easily call friends, our relationship with you is important to us.
Since moving to the Tap Room our methods to provide the best tasting experience has evolved- mostly thanks to your feedback.
Overwhelmingly, you love 'Tasting Amongst the Barrels' and we do too! Until further notice Tasting Amongst the Barrels is here to stay.  
When we began Tasting Amongst the Barrels we were looking for a funfilled, intimate atmosphere to pour our wines and struck gold. The Barrel Room is truely where the winemaking process is visiable all around and where wines, conversations and plenty of laughs are the focus.

Now through mid-december the Barrel Room is even more accessible. Read on to find out about our extended tasting hours.
To access the Barrel Room look for signs directing toward the side door located in the SE parking lot, near 2nd St. If you park in the main lot follow the signs to the far end of the building on 2nd Street. Access the building using the side door. 

Bruce, Chris, Sally and Sharon

Vitis Ridge Proudly Supports
 Family Harvest Days
The Oregon Garden's
Harvest in the Garden 
a month full of Harvest Fun at the Garden
Oregon Garden Harvest in the Garden

Every Saturday in October, from 1-4 pm. Featuring fun, festive and educational harvest-themed activity stations throughout the garden. Admission price is only $5 plus your Garden admission and includes pumpkin painting, bowling with gourds and other games, crafts, harvest treats, fun photo ops and free hot chocolate or cider for the kids and a glass of beer or wine for those 21 and over.

The tram will be running through the month of October so hop on and off to get to your next activity or stay on for a tour of the gardens!
Follow these links for more details and to plan your visit
Wine Club Reminder

If you haven't picked up the September installment, there is still time. Swing by the Winery and Tap Room, or contact Sally to make special arrangements. or 503-873-9800

This installment includes
2007 Reserve Pinot Noir and the 2010 Early Muscat
 Regular price $40, Club Price is $32

Sign up and get the 20% savings on all your wine purchases at Vitis Ridge events.


Visit to find out more about information listed here, to sign up for our Wine Club or to purchase wine online.
Tap Room Hours
Share a bottle and a bite
Wed &Thurs 11am-10pm
Fri & Sat 11am -11pm
Sunday 11am - 9pm

Wine Tastings
The Barrel Room is open for tastings

Complimentary Tastings 2nd Weekend each Month 12-5
Special through Mid-December: Tastings in the Barrel Room Wednesday and Thursday 12-3 and Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5

Event Schedule
See us on the road

October 8
Wine Tasting at Oregon City Haggen's 12-5

October 8 & 9
Second Weekend Wine Tastings 12-5 at the Winery and Tap Room, Silverton

Additional Tasting Hours in the Barrel Room Announced

Through mid December the Winery will be open for tastings on Wednesday and Thursday from 12 to 3 and Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5.

Supporting our Oregon Garden is a priority so its with pleasure we provide additional opportunities for guests of the Garden to throughly enjoy their visit in Silverton and taste spectacular local wine. 

Chris's Update from the Vineyard

The growing season continues to be a challenge. Cluster ripening is still 2-3 weeks behind a typical year.  We anticipate harvesting the grapes in mid-October. Until then continue to think sunny thoughts for us and keep those fingers crossed for a late Indian summer.  

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