If you missed it, we’re sorry, as it was arguably the best to date. The third-annual Uncommon Wine Festival drew scores of visitors eager to try the works of micro Willamette Valley producers. Under-the-radar labels like Idealist, Love & Squalor, Leah Jorgensen Cellars, Dreamcatcher, D’Anu, and Xylem Wines were all on hand to pour their rare and enticing wines. Varietals ranged from Pinot Noir, to Gewürztraminer, to Riesling, to Cab Franc, and much more in between. In addition to the wines, The People’s Pig of Portland was on site serving fantastic pork sandwiches from the downstairs patio.
In the spirit of uncommon wines, we poured our 2012 Orange Wine – a skin fermented Pinot Gris Rose – and the 2010 Fourmen Pinot Noir. The latter is our entry level boxed wine that continues to impress, despite its boxed nature. And with camping season still upon us, we continue to push this Dundee Hills estate Pinot as the perfect backcountry wine.
We’re thrilled to host the UWF each year and are constantly blown away by the quality these fine small producers are turning out. It is far and away one of our most anticipated perennial events and a tremendous reflection of Oregon wine country’s heavy charm. It is collaborative, artisanal, and unique. Special thanks to those pictured above and our beloved Treehouse Wine Club members. Until next year!