Wednesday, January 6, 2010
A big thank you to Katherine Cole of the Oregonian for not only mentioning Illahe, but the Salem-Dallas-Richreall corridor in the lastest Food Day "100 things we love." We are nestled in the hills of Dallas, Oregon, along with Amalie Robert, Freedom Hill, and Croft Vineyards.
"Wines from the Salem-Dallas-Rickreall corridor: Talk about a wine country sweet spot! There's no denying that the Salem area has tons of top vineyards, with Bethel Heights, Cristom, Evesham Wood, Seven Springs, St. Innocent, Temperance Hill and Witness Tree among the standout producers. This year, my tastebuds have been dragging me slightly westward to the Dallas/Rickreall region's producers, such as Amalie Robert, Illahe Vineyards and Johan Vineyards. Blame it on the Van Duzer Corridor, which channels cool Pacific winds through these vineyards at the end of hot summer afternoons. It's only a matter of time before this quality swath of the Willamette Valley gets its own official subappellation." Katherine Cole