Willamette Valley – Amity Vineyards

Amity Vineyards, the genesis for the whole road trip. Two years ago I found and purchased a bottle of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Amity was its name. I loved it so!

I have yet to find another in the liquor store in my town.  But my enjoyment stuck with me. A deep garnet fuller-bodied ripe Pinot Noir.   Very different from our cold climate Pinots bracing with minerality. Which I love. Don’t get me wrong.

We had such a great time here, it was the last tasting of the day and so relaxed and welcoming, our hostess stayed an hour later on her shift unbeknownst to us at the time(or we would have moved along).  Amity Vineyards was our favourite, hands down.

Fermented in stainless steel tanks, the wines take on the true characteristics and flavors of their varietals and flourish as easy-drinkers.

Myron Redford a pioneer in Oregon wine, started making wine at Amity Vineyards in 1974.  Made famous on his  Pinot Noir, the vineyard is known for its high-quality, fruit forward wines. The tasting room is located in Amity, Oregon.

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Pinot the vineyard cat

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Pinot and Noir….yes!  how could they not be?

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Smoky haze from the forest fires in the central and western part of the state .  I only realised upon returning home that we should have been able to see Mt Hood from Portland but we missed it because of the haze.

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The only winery to serve us snacks!

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