Introducing Wines from Illahe Vineyards

August 6, 2013.  It is true that my heart is in France and that many of my favorite wines are French.  But in my former life as a retailer, and as an enthusiastic, interested wine drinker, I am happy to enjoy wines from other regions as well.  I am thrilled to announce the arrival my first-ever domestic wines — Pinot Noir, dry Riesling, and Grüner Veltliner from Willamette Valley’s Illahe Vineyards.

A couple of months ago, Nick Craig of Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar in Iowa City —
— asked me about Illahe Vineyards.  I contacted the winery, they sent a few sample bottles, and we tried them.  In short, we liked the wines.  We liked them a lot.

It’s a very small, family-run operation.  In every sense of the words, these are authentic and conscientiously farmed wines.  They are also incredibly affordable.  You can learn more about Illahe at their website:
Better still, try the wines.  They’re terrific.