This afternoon, Shane attended a business meeting at the Elk Cove Vineyards through the company he works for (the vineyard is one of the company’s clients). The vineyard is located about one hour away from Portland in picturesque rolling countryside.
He brought home a bottle of their 2015 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir that is one of the best pinot noirs I’ve tasted; a velvety, well-rounded wine with the characteristic notes of cherry and other berries…and a certain je ne sais quoi that makes it all too easy to pour another glass.
After looking at their website, I was very pleased to see that they are also sustainable, using environmentally friendly farming practices, including goats and longhorn cattle to control weeds. The winery was started in 1974, with only 5 acres – they now have about 380 planted acres, with different varieties such as chardonnay, pinot blanc, pinot gris, and riesling. It looks like a beautiful property, and I think I need to taste their other wines (and visit with the goats and cattle), so I’ll be going with Shane next time…
It also looks like they have distributors all over the world, so the wine should be available almost everywhere: https://elkcove.com/distribution-state-country/.
Shane took these photos while he was there today.