Monday, September 17, 2012

9/17-Michael Horn talks with Katie Shook & Larry Van Aalst

Katie Shook - Office Manage Pyrenees Vineyard and Winery

Oregon vineyards have been producing delicious, award-winning wines since they first started cultivating them in the Umpqua Valley over 40 years ago. Since then,Umpqua Valley Wineries, including Abacela and the Pyrenees Vineyard, have taken full advantage of the rich and varied topography of this region to produce a variety of complex artisan wines.
The Pyrenees Vineyard, an up-and-coming star of Umpqua Valley Wineries, has won accolades for its varietals, taking home a bronze medal for their Chenin Blanc in the West Coast Wine Competition. Besides Chenin Blanc, this 22 acre estate produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Marichal Foch, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and a Riesling. Run by the Apodaca family, the Pyrenees’ winemaking style originated in Basque country and pairs this influence with the lush estate surroundings to produce the best grapes.

Larry Van Aalst Hosts the What's Cookin' On Wine: Sonoma Wine Report from the Equus Restaurant inside the Fountain Grove Inn

Located just 65 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the hotel is close to the Redwoods, the Sonoma Coast and the Russian River. The quaint towns of Healdsburg, Calistoga and Sonoma are within an easy drive as well as the wine appellations of Dry Creek, Russian River and Sonoma Valleys. 

Golf at the private Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club located only a half a mile from the hotel or plan a shopping excursion in nearby charming downtown Santa Rosa. Sonoma Wine Country has so much to offer.

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