Willamette Valley Wine Country is it Its Prime- 1st Auction is a Success – 2017 Auction Announced

Willamette Valley wine country, just south of Portland, Oregon, is in its “PRiME” having now produced a second generation of winemakers. The Valley just concluded their first barrel auction, which was a smashing success. Catherine Fallis, MS, Master Sommelier, “the grape goddess” and founder of planet grape®,was in Oregon firsthand to witness the event. Catherine notes, “It wasn’t until 1965 that Willamette Valley marked its first plantings when David and Diana Lett planted their Eyrie Vineyard. Last year was the 50th anniversary of this grape growing set in a quiet, bucolic area of the state. To celebrate the milestone, an…

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Willamette Valley wine country, just south of Portland, Oregon, is in its “PRiME” having now produced a second generation of winemakers. The Valley just concluded their first barrel auction, which was a smashing success. Catherine Fallis, MS, Master Sommelier, “the grape goddess” and founder of planet grape®,was in Oregon firsthand to witness the event. Catherine notes, “It wasn’t until 1965 that Willamette Valley marked its first plantings when David and Diana Lett planted their Eyrie Vineyard. Last year was the 50th anniversary of this grape growing set in a quiet, bucolic area of the state. To celebrate the milestone, an inaugural Pinot Noir Barrel Auction was held.”

Janis Miglavs fall in Willamette

Image by: Janis Miglavs

Participants in the 2016 auction included 400 elite members of the trade from major retail,  see Entire Article in PRiME Magazine