Willamette Valley is often referred to as the "Burgundy of the West.” This reference stems, in part, from the vintners' zeal in the Willamette Valley to make Burgundian-style wine. For many years Oregon growers depended on Swiss and California clones of Pinot Noir, however, the resulting wines lacked a certain panache. Then, in the late 1990s, many growers began planting Burgundian clones which, resulted in more depth of flavor, some savory notes and better structure for the long term.
Pinot noir is not the only varietal being produced successfully in Oregon, however; pinot gris and Riesling have long shown real distinction and promise in Oregon.
Join us on Thursday, September 22nd at 7pm as we explore a few of the wonderful wines that the Willamette Valley has to offer. The hand-selected wines will be paired with a specially created 5-course dinner prepared by the Piccolo kitchen. Tickets are available at www.tempotickets.com/piccolo.