Holiday Gift Guide: Crave Local’s Best Wines of The Year

For the perfect wine lover gift, enjoy our top 28 wine picks in our seventh annual Crave Local Best Wines of the Year!

Pinot Noir By Youngberg Hill Vineyard Oregon

The Natasha Block is of an altitude of 600 feet and its soil is of dense clay and sand.  The Jordan block is on an even steeper slope, 750 feet, and has soil of volcanic rock.  Only twenty five miles from the ocean, the weather is influenced by patterns coming up the Van Duzer pass […]

Wayne Bailey of Oregon’s Youngberg Hill is Living the Dream

The man I recently had the honor to meet in Chicago was incredibly warm and approachable.  He was smart and savvy, yet humble when talking about his accomplishments.  This man was Wayne Bailey, wine grower, producer, and owner of Youngberg Hill in McMinnville, Oregon. A native Iowan, Wayne loved growing up on a farm in […]

Explore Wines From The Willamette Valley, Oregon

Known for making some of the world’s best Pinot noir as well as a diversity of other cool-climate varietals, Willamette Valley wineries are dedicated to a personal, handcrafted approach to winemaking. In addition to producing world-renowned wines, our wineries have set themselves apart through collaboration, sustainability leadership, and passionate winemaking. A sense of community and […]

Monterey Vintners Signature Series Wine Collection Unveiled

In conjunction with September’s designation as California Wine Month, Monterey Wine Country is releasing a ground-breaking series of wines – theMonterey Signature Series Wine Collection, showcasing four of Monterey County’s nine American Viticulture Areas (AVA). Offering an up-close look at the essence of this burgeoning wine region, the Signature Series’ release includes two Pinot Noir and […]

“Behind The Bottle” Winemaker Dinners Continue At RN74 Seattle

Upcoming dates are set for RN74 Seattle’s popular and frequently sold-out Saturdays with the Sommeliers series which debuted in April. This informative and fun series features guided and focused regional tastings lead by RN74 Seattle wine team Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen, Chris Tanghe and Luke Wohlers. Offered once a month on Saturday afternoon through November, the two-hour oenophilic excursions from 2 […]

San Francisco Urban Winery Now Open to the Public, Offers Wines by The Glass, Flights And More

Dogpatch WineWorks, a 15,000 square foot urban winery located in the historic Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, announces the grand opening of its new collective tasting room today. The tasting room will provide a space for the public to experience a collection of wines at their leisure from a number of boutique wine brands in […]