Rallison Cellars was our first stop of the day. Enjoying a Pre-release of Sparkling wines made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and then a blend of both. Jared is the winemaker at Rallison Cellars and I have to say that his wines are among some of my favorite. He has a quaint tasting room, but is only open by appointment. It is well worth the phone call to him. Each year Jared adds a few new wines and vineyards to his portfolio.
Domaine Roy & Fils was our next stop on this day. This is a new winery to the Dundee scene. There was a write up about them in Wine Spectator and we just happen to find them. We stopped in to their beautiful tasting room which eventually will be for private wine tasting. The tasting room will actually be downstairs in their production area. Because they offer a personal tasting staff person to every group, plan for at least an hour to taste and visit.
Barrel Fence Cellars tasting room is a quaint little place. Herb is the owner and winemaker. Herb makes 2 different types of wine from 2 different locations. He makes an Oregon Pinot Noir, a New Zealand Pinot Noir and a New Zealand Style Sauvignon Blanc. All were very yummy, which is why I bought them all. Herb has property in New Zealand where he makes his two New Zealand wines and then has them imported back into Oregon. I really enjoyed my time there. I highly recommend the visit.
Erath Winery is one of the oldest vineyards in Oregon. Dick Erath planted his first vines in 1965 and becoming one of the pioneers of the Oregon Pinot Noir. The tasting room is a very warm and comfortable place. I enjoyed all the wines and the staff was very entertaining. Thanks for making this a special visit. Erath has a Rose' of Pinot Gris which I thought was very interesting and good.