On Saturday February 15th, the Heart of Willamette Winery Association is hosting it’s 4th annual Barrel Tour.
You can sit back and relax on a guided bus to tour and taste great wines from the Heart of the Willamette Valley. This year six wineries will be showing off their wines paired with the winery’s favorite appetizers. Learn from the winemakers how the nectar of the gods is made on the day after Valentines Day. In fact, make it a Lover’s Weekend! Spend the night at a B&B in Corvallis and enjoy dinner at any number of excellent restaurants.
The participating wineries are:
Spindrift Cellars, Airlie, Benton-Lane, Brigadoon,
Emerson Vineyards & 3 Fools.
Take advantage of this excellent offer by stopping at any Heart of Willamette Winery to purchase your passes or buy them in person or on line at Visit Corvallis.
Step into the Heart of the scenic Willamette Valley and experience Oregon Wine Country the way it was meant to be. The small, boutique wineries of the region are friendly, family-owned destinations that reflect the natural beauty and diversity of the Willamette Valley. Nestled in the foothills of the Coast Range and Mary’s Peak, our sustainable vineyards enjoy the most favorable grape growing conditions in the valley.
Visit us, meet our farmers, winemakers and their families. Learn the unique stories of our wineries and see the vineyards where are grapes are grown. We are dedicated to producing high quality wines at affordable prices. Our many varietals earn plentiful awards annually. From Salem to Monroe, experience the Heart of Willamette Wineries, a prime destination for wine lovers. Relax at our venues, taste our wines, we know you’ll come back!
Three Crows Media: Vino Veritas: An American Wine Movie
Below is an inspiring video “Vino Veritas” from Three Crows Media. Three Crows Media is an independent film production collective based in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. They tap into the rich talent and spectacular locations of the Pacific Northwest to produce intelligent, audience-driven features, shorts and documentaries. We hope you enjoy their teaser…. As the film is set to come out in 2013….
“Revision to the Vino Veritas film teaser. This is the story of wine in America and the people who give up everything to pursue new lives in the wine industry. Thank you to all of our backers on Kickstarter who helped fund a portion of Vino Veritas! Because of your support, we’ll be able to increase the scope of our film.”
There are plenty of obsessions in the world: sports, money, sex, politics and religion. But few endeavors attract as much devotion as wine. Aficionados will shell out hundreds of dollars for a single bottle and travel the world over to taste new vintages.
But some are called to wine on another level. They have that peculiar American quality that convinces them that they can leave everything behind and redefine themselves. They risk it all, giving up careers, families, friends…everything they’ve ever known…to reinvent their lives in wine.
This film is the story of ordinary people with an extraordinary passion. It’s the story of the moment they fell in love with wine. It is a film for dreamers: anyone who has ever loved a bottle of wine or stood in a vineyard, closed their eyes and imagined a different life. It is the story of success and failure, and the mystery that turns a humble batch of crushed fruit into a lifelong obsession.
Vino Veritas: an American wine movie is a feature-length documentary with planned production in 2010-2012.” From Three Crows Media Website