Taste Oregon chardonnay while staying at the Feathered Nest!
Among oenophiles, Chardonnay isn't always the wine of choice. Just as merlot got a bad rap in the movie Sideways, Chardonnay is also often mischaracterized as being not very complex or sophisticated. While the Willamette Valley is justly famous for its pinot noir, there are many winemakers here who are turning around Chardonnay's reputation with some of the finest Chardonnays in the country.
Sharon Freeman's luxuriously appointed farmhouse, with its wrap-around porch and glorious views of wine country, is the perfect place to begin your exploration into this underrated wine. If you'd like to visit tasting rooms and meet the winemakers, spring is the perfect time to book a weekend via listing number #71170 on VRBO.com or "Country Charm 2-acre Vineyard Views" on Airbnb.com.
Some famous wineries include Bergstrom Wines, whose 2014 Sigrid Chardonnay is widely considered to be one of the best in Oregon, if not in the United States. Other possibilities include Brick House Wines and Roco Winery's Knudsen Vineyards Chardonnay, which was an Editor's Choice of Wine Enthusiast with a score of 94. Lesser-known, but equally fantastic, wineries include Chardonnays from Chehalem Wines, Utopia Vineyard and Keeler Vineyard in Amity, Oregon.
Find out why many Oregon winemakers are planting more and more acres of this versatile grape. After your tastings, return to the comforts of home at the Feathered Nest and perhaps pair some of your finds with a gourmet meal prepared by owner Sharon Freeman, who is a private chef and certified sommelier. Book your stay at the Feathered Nest online today!
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