Oregon Wine – Illahe Vineyard’s Green Design

illahe-winemaker-200pThere’s a great video online today about Illahe Vineyard and its “Green” policies – complete with Percheron horses and beautiful images of the vineyard.

Visiting the winery for the first time last month, we found the relatively large size of the vineyard impressive, spread across a wide sloping hill for 65 acres. That’s a lot of grapes, at least in the Willamette Valley.

At right, winemaker Brad Ford. Brad has a close relationship with Russ Raney, winemaker and owner of Evesham Wood. Russ says: “An excellent vineyard site and pinot noir, a fine facility, and a dedicated, kind, and talented team… this bodes well for Illahe’s success.”

Only two wines have been released from the winery so far. Their 2007 Pinot noir $19.75/$17.77 is complex and easy drinking. Well worth the price. Fresh raspberries, subtle cedar-tinged spice box, and caramel meld with juicy cherries to create a complex yet easy-to-enjoy Pinot. Illahe’s second vintage shows that their first wine, the 06 Pinot noir, was the start of what we hope is a series of delicious, affordable wines.

Here’s the link to the video:

http://netgreennews.com/illahe-vineyards-deliciously-sustainable-wine/

net green news is a website worth checking back with.

Fresh raspberries, subtle cedar-tinged spice box, and caramel meld with juicy cherries to create a complex yet easy-to-enjoy Pinot.
Illahe’s second vintage shows that their 06 was the start of what we hope is a series of delicious, affordable wines.
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