Oregon Wine Month Kicks Off with Vintage Oregon April 28 in Portland

March 15, 2013

May is Oregon Wine Month and the kick off is happening on April 28th with Vintage Oregon, an Oregon wine event featuring 75 wineries and 25 restaurants at Portland’s Left Bank Annex.
Sunday, April 28th 3 – 6 pm
$30 Advance Ticket includes commemorative wine glass

Look for other Oregon Wine Month events and promotions in May!



2011 Marsanne Roussanne Oregon Wine Press Value Pick for March

March 5, 2013

2011 Marsanne Roussanne Oregon Wine Press Value Pick for March

At $22 a bottle we consider our 2011 Marsanne Roussanne to be a great value for a full bodied dynamic white. We are glad others others agree!

Check out the full list of Value Picks on the Oregon Wine Press Online Edition.


“Decant This!” Wine Review by Bill Ward

January 23, 2013

“Occasion: I’ve been hankering to try wines from southern Oregon for a good while now, and the 2006 Cliff Creek Southern Oregon Syrah ($25) only heightened that desire. Dark and meaty but beautifully balanced, this is the kind of wine that could kick-start a long-overdue syrah movement on these shores. The fruit is ripe but not too, the midpalate hearty and smooth, the finish elegant and almost boundless. Like the best syrahs from any continent, it almost cries out for lamb, including a longtime favorite, this classic treatment of a leg (a k a gam of lamb).”

Bill Ward is a James Beard Award winning wine writer who writes the column “Liquid Assets” for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Check out his blog Decant This!


Two Silver Medals from the San Francisco Chronicle

January 18, 2013

2007 Claret and 2007 Syrah were both awarded Silver Medals from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
To see a complete listing of competition results go to http://winejudging.com/medal_winners_2013/awards_by_winery.php


Newberg Tasting Room Open Extra Late on First Fridays

January 4, 2013

The city of Newberg celebrates the first Friday of every month with an evening Art Walk downtown. The tasting room will be open until 9 pm, featuring $1 tastes and a featured artist.

Check out the details here: Newberg Art Walk


Vineyard Tasting Room Now Open Sat & Sun

December 21, 2012

The Vineyard Tasting Room will now be open Friday and Saturday in the month of January. Come out and visit the vineyard. The vines may be hibernating, but the wines are alive and the views are serene this time of year.


Newberg Tasting Grand Opening Thanksgiving Weekend

November 21, 2012

Join us in the new tasting room in Newberg as we christen the new space with a Grand Opening Thanksgiving Celebration November 23 & 24. Join us for food, wine, music and good company The new space will be open 11-7 pm Friday and Saturday with music starting at 4 pm.

214 E First St Newberg, Oregon


•Cliff Creek Receives Silver at WOW

August 20, 2012





Claret, Syrah and Merlot all receive Silver at the 2012 World of Wine Competition August 20.

For a complete list of results:



• Examiner Highlights Cliff Creek for our Unique Events

August 12, 2012

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• 2006 Claret Wins Silver at Los Angeles International Wine Competition

July 3, 2012

Setting the Gold Standardlogo  • 2006 Claret Wins Silver at Los Angeles International Wine Competition
For 73 years, the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition has showcased the finest domestic and international vintages through a wine-tasting event that is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious in the United States. An esteemed panel of judges uses a blind-tasting method, maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism that has remained the competition’s foundation for seven decades.

Additionally, the Competition is the platform for an extensive wine education program available to the nearly 1.5 million visitors at the annual L.A. County Fair. The Fair’s wine education center features consumer-driven classes, tastings and displays of the award-winning wines. With the L.A. International Wine & Spirits Competition committed to educating the public about wine, the Fair’s wine education program features industry experts with extensive knowledge about wine growing and selection, wine tasting as well as wine and food pairings.
Read more here: http://www.fairplex.com/wos/wine_competition/