Tips for Everyone #1

1. Try a wine from a region you are not familiar with
2. Try a grape that you are not familiar with or try a grape you know that is grown in a completely different region than what you are used to
3. Don’t go for the ‘big name’ producers just based on the name
4. Don’t rely on the ratings from the wine magazines. If you want to buy it, do so and try it.
5. Never buy the least expensive wine on a restaurant wine list. You find the greater values in the $60-$90 range
6. Share all your wine ‘discovery’ and knowledge with your friends

Featured Vineyard/Farm

Bridgeview Winery

4210 Holland Loop Road (view map)
Cave Junction, OR 97523
Phone: 541 592-4688

Bridgeview, one of Oregon’s largest wineries, produces moderately priced, gracious wines in the varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Chardonnay and Riesling. Most of the grapes are grown on our 85-acre, estate vineyard in the Illinois Valley and our 80-acre Applegate Valley vineyard.

In 1979, when Lelo, along with Bob, a Miami air freight executive, decided to retire in the Illinois Valley (due to excellent fishing), Lelo recognized the area’s potential for growing European varietals. “Every German dreams of having a vineyard,” laughs Lelo and soon her hobby outgrew the two-acre yard.

Thus, they purchased a hayfield and created Bridgeview Vineyard and Winery. Bob’s grandson oversees the Applegate Vineyard and Lelo’s son, Rene, came from Germany in 1980 to have a hands-on role in the family business as well; the first crush was in 1986. Visitors can taste an array of fine wines and picnic on the estate while enjoying views of the vineyards and lakes.

Bridgeview Vineyards Winery and Tasting Room
4210 Holland Loop Road
PO Box 609
Cave Junction, OR 97523
Tel. (541) 592-4688
Fax (541) 592-2127

Applegate Valley Tasting Room
16995 N Applegate Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527
(541) 846-1039

June 30 - Blue Moon Dinner

Join us Saturday evening beginning at 6 pm to indulge in an elegant five course meal prepared by Kate Dwyer Catering to compliment our wines. Dinner will be served on the deck at Bridgeview in Cave Junction surrounded by the vineyards under the full moon. Seating is limited. Make reservations by calling 541-592-4688. $75 per person.

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