For Wine Thursday!, we’re solid with Oregon Solidarity 2018 Pinot Noir


 Oregon Solidarity


 You might have heard the story.  

It’s been developing for a year now.

We first wrote about it back in May.





A quick recap: 

last September, a California wine maker contracted

to buy thousand of tons of southern Oregon grapes. 

But just days before harvest,

the California company reneged on its promise,

cancelling the multi-million dollar order. 

The reason:  the wine maker claimed

the grapes were tainted by smoke from Oregon wildfires.

In fact, the grapes were fine. 

Nonetheless, the Oregon vineyard owners

faced massive financial losses.




That’s when a coalition of Oregon wineries

rode to the rescue. 

King Estate, Willamette Valley Vineyards,

Silvan Ridge Winery & The Eyrie Vineyards

bought the grapes in question

and produced three different types of wine

calling their effort “Oregon Solidarity”




They kicked it off

by releasing a rosé in May,

followed up with a chardonnay

and now completed the trio

with a pinot noir release last month.


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For Wine Thursday!

our good-wine-at-a-good-price

that-you-can-find recommendation,

we’re featuring the Oregon Solidarity pinot noir.



This wine is a strong win-win.

Not only is it good pinot…

balanced and smooth with a great combination

of tannin and cherry/berry fruit flavors…

it’s for a good cause.

Net proceeds from the sale of Oregon Solidarity wines

are donated to the Rogue Valley Vintners

to support vineyards in the region. 


We found Oregon Solidarity pinot noir

at Fred Meyer for $19.99,

Whole Foods for $22.99

and at QFC, New Seasons & Safeway

for $24.99. 

You can also order through the website