By Bentley’s Grill Wine Steward, Mark Jacklich
Left Coast Cellars, one of Willamette Valley’s most beloved wineries, will be in house pouring for our tasting February 26th from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. as part of our Wednesday Wine Tasting series every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.
This local favorite is just 15 miles northwest of Salem, Oregon and boasts a sprawling estate of old growth oak trees, lovingly cultivated gardens, fields of wild flowers and meticulously cared for vines which presents a forest like oasis.
Nestled among the trees, you will find their tasting room/cafe. With an emphasis on fresh and local ingredients, the menu always has something for everyone. Having a Farm Fresh Market Café is always a draw for me while tasting out in the area.
On the sustainability side, Left Coast is one of 14 wineries to complete the Oregon Environmental Council’s Carbon Reduction Challenge and one of 6 to undergo an independent audit to achieve a goal of complete carbon neutrality. Along with a significant solar array and hybrid vehicles, the sustainability is noticeable right out of the gate.
It’s always fun to get one of their renowned Pinot Noirs, Chardonnay, and Rose’ flights that they offer in the tasting room. If you can get your hands on some of the Orchards Pinot Gris or White Pinot Noir consider yourself lucky as these wines move fast and are often limited!
With their phenomenal wines and emphasis on sustainability, Left Coast Cellars is one of the premier wineries in our back yard. Ask me more about them or suggested pairings next time you stop by!