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Let’s Talk DIRT-Y with viticulturist Rudy Marchesi
July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm$25
|Let’s talk DIRT-y and open bottles with Oregon’s person of the year Rudy Marchesi from Montinore Estate. Rudy Marchesi, owner of Montinore Estate in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, is a first-generation Italian American from a family of farmers originating in Lombardia. He has been growing grapes and making wine since the early 1970s. In search of wines “Holy Grail,” he arrived in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 1998 to consult for and eventually purchase Montinore Estate, where he converted the farm to certified organic and Biodynamic and has become a leader in Oregon’s Biodynamic community. Come join us to hear about his story and just how far he had to go in order to convert 230 acres to a self-sustaining farm.
Taste wines from Montinore Estate including 2017 Pinot Gris, NV Borealis, 2018 Almost Dry Riesling, 2017 Red Cap Pinot Noir, 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir and 2014 Graham’s Block 7 Pinot Noir.