What style of Pinot Noir are you?

  • Monopoly
  • Risk
  • Backgammon
  • Connect Four
  • Apples to Apples
  • Tripoley
  • The Portland Art Museum
  • An Indie Rock concert
  • A day away at the coast
  • Any and every professional sporting event
  • A poetry reading at the local coffee shop
  • A drink at Happy Hour
  • A vintage juice glass
  • Crystal glasses
  • I can't be trusted with glass. I prefer something that won't break, like GoVino glasses
  • Oregon Pinot Noir glasses
  • Shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, shots
  • Beer hat
  • Dating
  • Basketball
  • Ping Pong
  • Soccer
  • Fencing
  • Petanqué
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • What a dumb question...
  • Do all of them count?
  • Forest
  • City
  • Tropics
  • River
  • End of the Hood to Coast race
  • Couch

A to Z Wineworks was started in 2002 by four friends, Oregon wine industry veterans, Deb Hatcher (Eyrie), Bill Hatcher (Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Sam Tannahill (Archery Summit) and Cheryl Francis (Chehalem).  The two couples worked in the Hatcher’s kitchen to build the original blend honored by Food & Wine Magazine as the Best American Pinot Noir under $20, and the A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir has twice been named to Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines of the year.

www.atozwineworks.com

REX HILL has been making elegant Pinot Noirs for over 30 years in Oregon’s Willamette Valley at the gateway to Oregon’s wine country. REX HILL honors exceptional single vineyards and continues a legacy of singular Pinot Noirs that reflect their origin. That sense of place is paramount to the way we farm our land and make our wines.

www.rexhill.com

Francis Tannahill was founded in 2001 by Cheryl Francis and Sam Tannahill to make wines that balance power and concentration with integrity and elegance. Select growers, vineyards and blocks are chosen and carefully tended to purely express unique terroirs using old fashioned techniques and impeccable winemaking.

www.francistannahill.com
or www.rexhill.com/shop-wines/family-brands

Not having paid attention on Career Day, my occupational choices upon leaving my fourteen year post as Managing Director of Domaine Drouhin in 2001 were winemaker and accordion repairman. Doing a bit of market research, I found that Oregon was already saturated with accordion repairmen (2) but there weren't nearly enough winemakers (250). Thus, William Hatcher Pinot Noir came to fruition in a manner of speaking. Because Deb thought paying the bills was a good idea, I joined her, Sam & Cheryl in building A to Z Wineworks, perhaps a rare example of the dog actually catching the bus.

www.williamhatcherwines.com
or www.rexhill.com/shop-wines/family-brands

Oregon is home to many breweries throughout the state, located in Portland, Bend, Eastern Oregon, Cascade Locks, and the Columbia Gorge just to name a few. Some of our favorites include Deschutes Brewery (Bend, Oregon), Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene, Oregon), and Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland, Oregon).

www.oregoncraftbeveragecouncil.com

As the self-proclaimed food & beverage capital, it is a must for Oregon to have distilleries. There are approximately two dozen craft distilleries across the state producing gin, vodka, whiskey, brandy, liqueurs and more. Two of our favorite local producers are Bull Run Distilling Company (Portland, Oregon) Clear Creek Distillery (Portland, Oregon).

www.oregoncraftbeveragecouncil.com