Thursday, January 26, 2017
Lest we forget, wine is a farm product. Any winery will tell you that the wine is made in the vineyard. Where that vineyard is located is key to understanding the final product.
When the vine and the land come together in a harmonious way you get a premium wine. An example would be the Willamette Valley of Oregon, where Pinot Noir has found its New World home.
The French call this land/vine harmony "terroir." Basically this is the "place" of the vineyard. This idea gets extended when referring to wine regions, or in the USA; AVA ( American Viticultural Area)
Here in the Bear Creek Valley (Rogue AVA) and the Applegate AVA you can enjoy the wide variety of grapes that are happy to make their home here, not being limited to just Pinot Noir.