My Latest in Wine Business Monthly:
Oregon’s Sauvage Celebrates Oregon Sauvignon Blanc
by L.M. Archer
Dayton, Ore. – Over 200 attendees gathered under sunny skies at Durant Vineyards on May 20th for the first annual Sauvage Oregon Sauvignon Blanc Celebration.
The event showcased Oregon’s burgeoning reputation as a high-quality Sauvignon Blanc producer, first reported in the May 2022 issue of Wine Business Monthly.
Cusp of a New Varietal
“I think it’s the cusp of a new varietal for Oregon,” said event host Paul Durant of Durant Vineyards. “You know, we’ve talked about it before – I’m personally fascinated with the wine, and the grape.”
Featured wineries included Division Winemaking Company, J. Christopher, Durant Vineyards, Iterum Wines, King Estate Winery, Laurel Ridge Winery, Matzinger-Davies, Patricia Green Cellars, and Sokol Blosser Winery. Each poured signature expressions of Sauvignon Blanc. Concurrently, Durant culinary directors, chefs Eric Bartle and Sara Kundelius, served small bite designed to pair specifically with Sauvignon blanc.