For Earth Day, sustainable Pinot Gris – 2018 Montinore Estate


When it comes to sustainable farming, Oregon winemakers

have long been walking the talk.

No wine region in the U.S. has a greater commitment to

this eco-friendly process. 

More than half of Oregon’s vineyards are sustainably farmed.

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It’s Wine Thursday!, our weekly good-wine-

at-a-good-price-that-you-can-find recommendation,

just in time for the weekend. 

This week, we’re focused on a Pinot Gris

produced by a sustainability pioneer.





Montinore Winery partner Rudy Marchesi began adopting

biodynamic practices at his Tualatin Valley vineyard

way back in the early 2000’s. 

Montinore is now one of the country’s largest producers

of estate wines made from biodynamic grapes. 

Included in Montinore’s biodynamic portfolio

is the 2018 Pinot Gris.   


What a pleasant surprise this wine turned out to be.  

It immediately comes at you 

with a unique combination of flavors

including lemon-lime, Asian spice

and honey. 

The acidity is bracing,

the body is full and

the finish is long. 

This is one of the best examples of

sub-$15 Pinot Gris I’ve had in some time.


At retail, we found Montinore 2018 Pinot Gris

at QFC for $12.99. 

Both Safeway and Fred Meyer carry it for $13.99. 

You can order it online from 

Empire Wine for $12.45

at Wine for $12.99 

and at Gramercy Wine for $14.99