We're honored to be featured in a new book by Susan Gehringer, knitting and food aficionado (and a wine club member!). Her book Northwest Knits and Eats features five wineries in the Pacific Northwest, each with a paired recipe and knitting pattern. It's a fun book, filled with fun knitting patterns, delicious recipes, and several fantastic wineries from Washington and Oregon; we're so excited to be one of them!
Susan's theme for the Torii Mor chapter was the coast. The book features a beautiful shawl pattern and a delicious salmon dinner paired with our 2011 Olson Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir, perfect for a seaside dinner at the Oregon coast.
You can buy the book from Susan's website, Grist Creative and be sure to stop by our tasting rooms for a special book signing and knit-a-long! Join us at the Dundee tasting room on Sunday, Oct 2, 5-8 pm, and Thursday, Oct 20, 5-8pm, in Woodinville.
And in celebration of this fantastic new release, we're featuring a special recipe from the book!
This delicious rice pilaf will pair nicely with salmon, chicken, and of course a glass of your favorite Torii Mor Pinot Noir!
Wild Rice with Cranberries from Northwest Knits & Eats
1 c. wild rice
2 Tbl. butter
½ c. sweet onion, finely chopped
2½ c. water
½ c. dried cranberries, chopped
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. cracked black pepper
zest of ½ lemon, minced
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Toast wild rice in a pan over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, remove from heat and place in bowl, set aside.
Melt butter and add onion, cooking until translucent.
Add rice, water, cranberries, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender, approximately 60 minutes or as instructed by the package directions. During cooking, add more water if needed to keep rice from scorching.
When rice is finished cooking, stir in lemon zest and lemon juice.
craving more? get the book at www.gristcreative.com
There are a million reasons why every home cellar should have a few single vineyard Pinot Noirs. Not only are they a unique addition to your cellar, they're the sort of wine that can easily elevate a weeknight dinner or the perfect pair for a fancy dinner party. With a chameleon-like ability to pair with most any event, single vineyards should be a necessity in your cellar. Today, we're highlighting five reasons why you should have these special gems in your home cellar.
And what single vineyard wines does Torii Mor make you might ask? We have a great variety! Whether you love the funk of the Alloro, the bold Olalla and La Colina, or the ever-changing Nysa, we have something for you.
Torii Mor welcomed a new baby this June! Nichole, our Woodinville Tasting Room Manager, welcomed her first child, an adorable baby boy named Gabriel. Enjoy the photos and be sure to congratulate her when you see her in the tasting room!
It's been one year since we started our blog for Torii Mor. We've had so much fun sharing our inspiration, our antics, and special sneak peeks to you all year long. Today we're doing a roundup of our favorite blog posts from the past year.
We've had a variety of posts on this blog, from wine pairings to vintage reviews, from event details to gift guides, we've posted a little bit of everything.
One of the most loved blog posts was our Halloween Wine and Candy Pairing post. Who doesn't love an excuse to enjoy Halloween candy and wine together?
Our gift guides were also a huge hit. Whether you needed ideas for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or Father's Day. We had you covered.
Do you love the technical knowledge of the wine world? We had posts on everything from filtration to harvest, but the posts on Aging Wine and Big Bottles were the biggest hits.
And we can't the vintage posts. Oregon is special for many reasons, but something that makes our wine so distinct is the variety our vintages bring to every bottle. We detailed the 2013 Vintage and the 2014 Vintage last year!
And of course, we had to do a few travel posts for out of towners. Get Outside in the Willamette Valley offered ideas for a variety of activities to explore everything the valley has to offer.