Cheers to our Aunt Mary Marchino
We celebrate the passing of our great Aunt Mary on November 3, 2017. She was the image behind the caricature on two of our wines - Muscat Love and Blanco. At her birthday party last month she turned 100 years of age. After her son informed me of her passing this morning, I decided to make a special batch of Sangria and dedicate it to her. The Sangria is a blend of the red lees from our 2016 vintage and currently fermenting pinot gris - a first. I greatly appreciate and relish the memories of an innumerable amount of gatherings with her at her home with Uncle Charlie and the fabulously delicious food she cooked from scratch for me and our family for so so many years. Cheers with much love to you Aunt Mary and the best of journey's through those pearly white gates. For any of you coming to our winery Saturday or Sunday, we'll be giving out complimentary samples of this Sangria and toasting Aunt Mary.
Releasing Lady Bugs in our Organic Vineyard July 1, 2017
So many wonderful things this time of year. A child's delight and a farmers friend - the release of ladybugs in our vineyard. Our first release of the year amounted to 18,000 ladybugs. Winemaker, Doug Maragas, and his daughter Samantha just released this first round of beneficial insects into their organic vineyard. Pictured are ladybugs in the vineyard getting acquainted with their new habitat - chardonnay leaves.
Summer is here and fruit set is abundant! Along with our established vines that have earned us great accolades among wine experts and our wine club, we've again reached into the experimentation arena with the current planting of two clones of Nebbiolo.
Stop in and enjoy our current releases. Take in one of several paintings from the resurrected Lattavo Gallery at home on the walls of our unique barrel room. Enjoy a tasting flight or make yourself comfortable with a bottle on the patio overlooking vineyard, pastoral farm land, Smith Rock, and the Cascade Mountains. We have a great venue for you to relax and enjoy the flavors of our award winning wines!
With your wine, try one of our carefully selected (for their amazing qualities) local, regional, and international cheese, charcuterie, and chocolates. And, we have unique items to take home or for gifts such as marble coasters adorned with vintage Lattavo caricatures.