Congratulations to all of Oregon’s Willamette Valley wineries featured in the Feb 2016 issue – my photos from the current issue:
“Going Live: Certification program sets science-based standards for greener, greater good” I’ve spent more time in vineyards around the world than any other area of the wine industry and really resonate with the efforts of the wineries to not only reduce impact the environment but improve the land – a teaser to a future documentary film project
A memorable International Pinot Noir (IPNC) dinner at Penner-Ash winery, featuring dishes by the 2015 Top Chef winners to benefit children’s cancer association.
Prolific summer gardens at the entrance to Penner-Ash Winery
Ron & Lynn Penner-Ash with the 2015 Top Chef winner Chef Mei Lin of Los Angeles and runners up Chef Doug Adams, Imperial & Chef Gregory Gourdet, Departure, of Portland, Oregon
Chef Mei Lin & Chef Doug Adams picking a few items from the garden at Penner-Ash winery
It was hard to believe this was Oregon’s winter with sunny, warm temps in the mid 60’s. I’d forgotten how charming this coastal town and surrounding area is, and was delighted to see how many local high quality seafood restaurants were thriving like Local Ocean with fresh locally sourced seafood caught daily.
A perfect three days at Mt. Hood – endless fresh tracks of fluffy powder at Timberline, Ski Bowl, and Mt. Hood Meadows. A special dinner at Timberline Lodge personally prepared with Oregon wine pairings by executive chef Jason Stoller-Smith with the photo editor of Wine Spectator Magazine and her friends from New York. Cozy cabin surrounded by snowy woods & river with fireplace, hot tub, and more wine. I should enjoy these pleasures in my own backyard more often.
Additional photos of Mt. Hood & Oregon on my gallery http://bit.ly/andreajohnson_oregon