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Sharing the passion and the journey of creating world-class Pinot Noir.

Alexis Truitt
 
June 30, 2016 | Alexis Truitt

Our Favorite Customer Instagram Photos

We love sharing photos of our vineyard and tasting rooms on social media and seeing you post your photos of adventures here too! Today we selected a few photos to feature from the many that our customers post. 

Photo courtesy of @youoregon1 - Robert Ostrochovsky

Photo courtesy of @tannindactyl - Dino-Mite Wines Miami

Photo courtesy of @bellabevanda - Jet Gehlen

Photo courtesy of @gregkdonohue - Greg Donohue

Photo courtesty of @picsxericpdx - Eric Haskins

Cheers!

Alexis Truitt

Social Media and Marketing Assistant

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Time Posted: Jun 30, 2016 at 6:39 AM
Alexis Truitt
 
June 23, 2016 | Alexis Truitt

Celebrate National Pink Day with Rosé!

We like to think that Rosé is a wine that can be enjoyed all year long, but it has certain charms in the spring and summer when temperatures are warm and something crisp and fresh is the desire of the day. And what better day to drink pink than on National Pink Day?!

Take today to enjoy a glass of your favorite rosé or stock up on your favorite. We'll be drinking Torii Mor's of course!

Cheers!

Alexis Truitt

Social Media and Marketing Assistant

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Time Posted: Jun 23, 2016 at 6:36 AM
Alexis Truitt
 
June 16, 2016 | Alexis Truitt

A Summer White Wine Round Up

Summer brings to mind smoking BBQs, plenty of time outdoors, and bright sunshine. And there isn't a better pairing for the activities of summer than chilled white wine. 

Regardless of your summer activities, we have a wine that will perfectly compliment wherever your summer adventures lead. June is the start of summer in most areas of the country so we thought we'd kick off the season with  our white wines to help make summer easy, breezy, and your favorite one yet.

 

2014 Pinot Gris

Hosting a summer salmon bake or enjoying an evening on the beach? There isn't a better pairing than our Pinot Gris. Refreshing with a light acidity, our Pinot Gris tastes just delicious with salmon or other seafood and the salty sea at your feet. 
 
 

 

2014 Pinot Blanc

Looking for summer in a glass? Look no further than our flowery, lemony Pinot Blanc. With a light acidity and sweet floral note, this light and breezy wine pairs easily with risottos, gazpacho, and loaded summer salads. 
 

 

2014 Viognier 

Here is your summer evening wine of choice regardless of location, food or ambiance. Pairs well with good conversation and friends. When you can't decide what to drink, our Viognier can be your fall back. Rich and oily on the palate with stone fruit notes, it pairs well with even seafood and poultry or just a sunset and good conversation.

 

 

2014 Riesling

This Riesling is full of minerality and herbaceousness with just a touch of fruit. With notes of dried herbs and peppercorns, this bone-dry Riesling is as casual as picnics by the lake or a hike through the woods. 

 

 

2014 Chardonnay

This spicy and warm Chardonnay lends itself to the more special nights of summer: dinner parties, celebrations, and just when you want an event to feel a bit elevated. The Chardonnay will also be a versatile pairing, and good for most dishes of summer.

 

 

2015 Rosé

The perfect spring and summer sipper...and will last into the holiday season for Thanksgiving dinner too! Wildflowers, red berries, and a bright acidity give the Rosé the traits of a summer treat. 

 

Cheers!

Alexis Truitt

Social Media and Marketing Assistant

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Time Posted: Jun 16, 2016 at 6:18 AM
Alexis Truitt
 
June 9, 2016 | Alexis Truitt

Father's Day Gift Guide

Dad's can be one of the hardest people to shop for, so we rounded up a set of fun and unique gifts to please any wine-loving father in your life. Treat them to a fancy picnic backpack, aerating wine glasses, or wine barrel staves for the BBQ

1. Picnic at Ascot Wine and Cheese Cooler Picnic Backpack - $54.40

2. Stemless Fountain Aerating Wine Glass Set - $56.00

3. Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Wine Barrel Stave Bundles - $35.85

4. Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World's Top Wine Professionals - $21.67

5. USA Oregon Wine Map - $25.00

6. The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That - $11.89

Cheers!

Alexis Truitt

Social Media and Marketing Assistant

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Time Posted: Jun 9, 2016 at 6:43 AM
Alexis Truitt
 
June 2, 2016 | Alexis Truitt

Oregon Wine Month Round Up

As I'm sure you've heard, May was Oregon Wine Month and all the wineries in the state turned out to celebrate. We had our own little celebration on social media and highlighted our favorite moments from Torii Mor's history all month long. I'm rounding them up here for you, just in case you missed them all. 

We started way back at the beginning: Our vineyard was planted in 1972 by Jim McDaniel, a pioneer in the Willamette Valley wine industry. His daughter wrote a great article for Oregon Wine Press about Jim's and other's experiences in the valley early on and even published a book with stories of the valley's first growers. 

Our owner, Dr. Don Olson bought the vineyard in 1985 and started Torii Mor Winery with 1993 as our first vintage. Our first ever wine with a screw cap was our 2005 Pinot Gris. Now all of our white wines and our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Deux Verres Reserve Pinot Noir are all under screw cap. While the debate rages on, we'll walk the line. And if you ask Jacques, he'll tell you that screw cap is the way to go. 

In 2007 we completed construction on our winery. With solar panels on the roof, our gravity flow vineyard was awarded two sustainability awards. We produce all our wine in this winery and if you ever join us for a club event, cellar tour, or holiday weekend, you can see our facility up close. Here's a picture from 2006 when the winery was still a work in progress!

In 2012 we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the planting of Olson Estate Vineyard. The luncheon took place in the vineyard, of course, with a variety of gems from the library.

In 2014 we expanded! We started a tasting room in Woodinville, WA, just a few miles away from downtown Seattle. People love Pinot Noir in Seattle! We've loved experiencing and being a part of a new wine country.

During Oregon Wine Month we also joined Roco, Purple Hands, Four Graces, Thistle, and Lange for a special Memorial Day Weekend event: First Sip of Summer. The purchase of a tasting card gave you a map of the tasting tour and a special discount on all wine purchases at the five wineries. We loved partnering with our friends to celebrate the start of summer! 

Did you do anything to celebrate Oregon Wine Month? Even if you weren't in Oregon, enjoying a bottle of Oregon wine still counts as a celebration! 

Cheers!

Alexis Truitt

Social Media and Marketing Assistant

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Time Posted: Jun 2, 2016 at 2:24 PM