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(FROM TOP): A toast to fall harvest; Coventina Vineyards features certified organic wines.

Fall Harvest

Oregon’s penchant for Pinot Noir is celebrated at top wineries and tasting rooms. COVENTINA VINEYARDS (STEVENSON). Located near the

Rogue River, Coventina Vineyards sits on lush land with an ideal slope for a successful vineyard. Three times the industry standard of locally-sourced organic compost is incorporated into the soil, while water for the irrigation system comes from the Rogue River. As of 2015, all Coventina grapes are certified organic by the Oregon Tilth. The vineyard uses a v-type trellis system to provide small amounts of shade (even with the sun is at its peak), which is vital in growing yummy Pinot Noir grapes. This vineyard’s meticulous attention to detail is evident in the balance and darker fruit notes in their 2016 Pinot Noir Reserve, with notes of spicy black cherry and currant. --coventinavineyards.com 59

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OSWEGO HILL VINEYARD AND WINERY (LAKE OSWEGO). Located half way between Lake Oswego and

West Linn, the Osewego Hills Vineyard graces a quiet rural area. The farm and its buildings had been neglected when the Marshall family bought the property in 1996; however, today’s restored structures boast a beautiful setting. The current vineyard was planted in 1997, and the popular 2014 Oswego Hills Pinot Noir has layers of cherry, blackberry, plum, and blueberry, with a silky texture, a hint of smoke, and a long-refined finish. The tasting room is open each Sunday. --oswegohills.com NOBLE ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY (EUGENE). The vineyard tasting room is located two miles southeast of Eugene, and the winery’s urban tasting room can be found in West Eugene. Enjoy a full wine tasting or a glass of Pinot Noir alongside local cheese and chocolates. The 2013 Pinot Noir Vineyard Select has notes of cassis and vanilla layered over a lush baked cherry core. The urban location hosts live music on Friday and Saturday nights, and tasting rooms are open daily. --nobleestatewinery.com

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Windermere Living Fall 2018  

The Fall issue of Windermere Living showcases residences and destinations from across the West. Windermere Living is the exclusive listings...

Windermere Living Fall 2018  

The Fall issue of Windermere Living showcases residences and destinations from across the West. Windermere Living is the exclusive listings...

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