June 07, 2018
The first Seated Tasting with Holloran Wine Pairings took place on May 26, 2018, at the winery, catered by Chef Lauren Carr of Artemis Foods and hosted by Bill and Eve, with help from assistant winemaker Suzy. Set in the newly-appointed kitchen area upstairs at the winery, the northern views of the vineyards were stunning as was the wine and food.
March 26, 2018
If you’ve ever visited our winery on a Saturday or Sunday, you know how frustrating the congestion can be driving on Highway 99 through Newberg and Dundee. But there’s good news—in January, the Newberg-Dundee Bypass was officially opened. This 11 mile road should eliminate much of the traffic, especially big trucks, that can make the trip longer than it should be.
January 24, 2018
The Oregon Tempranillo Alliance held its annual Celebration and Grand Tasting Sunday, January 21 in Portland. Twenty-seven wineries from across Oregon, including Holloran Vineyard Wines, got together to pour a variety of Tempranillos. Bill brought two vintages to share—a 2015 Holloran Tempranillo Eola-Amity Hills and a 2014 Holloran Tempranillo La Chenaie.
December 14, 2017
On Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19, and then again on Friday, November 24, the winery held an open house and party.
There were six wines featured. The white wines included a 2013 Chardonnay Le Pavillon, a 2015 Riesling Le Pavillon, and a Late Harvest 2015 Riesling. The reds were a 2014 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, a 2014 Pinot Noir Le Pavillon, and a 2015 Tempranillo Eola-Amity Hills.
October 04, 2017
It’s harvest time! Oregon weather, particularly in the Willamette Valley, and even more particularly in the Dundee Hills, can be fickle as Summer transitions to Fall. So when the weather is dry, it’s time to get out and pick, sort, crush, and press the grapes.
September 25, 2017
The September 17 pickup party at the winery was a pleasant way to spend a drizzly Sunday afternoon. Driving to the winery through the vineyards heavy with grapes certainly raised expectations for the coming harvest and the wines to come.
September 03, 2017
Bill and Eve hosted a once-in-a-lifetime event on August 20-21, with some great people, great food, and great wine. The 2017 Solar Eclipse Campout took place in their own backyard, or in this case their 100+ acre La Chenaie vineyard!
May 08, 2017
What does “AVA” mean on your bottle of wine? An American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a federally-designated wine grape-growing region in the United States distinguishable by geographic features, including a distinctive combination of soil, climate, and identifiable regional wine character.
February 08, 2017
A glass of Pinot noir wine inspires more rhapsodies—and disappointments—among wine lovers than any other grape.