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One benefit of being back on the East Coast, is that you can find wines from around the world again! And if Oregon thinks it owns Pinot Noir (outside of Burgundy), think again …  (at Ashby Inn & Restaurant)

One benefit of being back on the East Coast, is that you can find wines from around the world again! And if Oregon thinks it owns Pinot Noir (outside of Burgundy), think again … (at Ashby Inn & Restaurant)

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David gave the site a trim while I was in DC. Nice!! The cover cropped vineyard area is towards the left (South-East). (at Niew Vineyards)

David gave the site a trim while I was in DC. Nice!! The cover cropped vineyard area is towards the left (South-East). (at Niew Vineyards)

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Getting ready to so some homework | #niewvine #bordeaux  (at 2011 Kalorama)

Getting ready to so some homework | #niewvine #bordeaux (at 2011 Kalorama)

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More blending trials today to determine what we should do for Vigne de Niew ‘14 | #niewvine #bordeaux (at 2011 Kalorama)

More blending trials today to determine what we should do for Vigne de Niew ‘14 | #niewvine #bordeaux (at 2011 Kalorama)

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A bottle of 2010 Vigne de Niew has made it into a CSW class in Singapore! Photo courtesy of Wai Xin Chan

A bottle of 2010 Vigne de Niew has made it into a CSW class in Singapore! Photo courtesy of Wai Xin Chan

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The vines have been moved outdoors for the summer … and have worked their way through the heat! | #niewvine #orwine  (at Countryside Nursery)

The vines have been moved outdoors for the summer … and have worked their way through the heat! | #niewvine #orwine (at Countryside Nursery)

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Hand-harvested according to the lunar cycle, organic, vegan, gluten-free, care-free Black Walnuts. There is a Chinese dish that requires walnuts just before they are ripe. Taking these to my mum-in-law to check if I caught them at the right phase of the moon. (at Niew Vineyards)

Hand-harvested according to the lunar cycle, organic, vegan, gluten-free, care-free Black Walnuts. There is a Chinese dish that requires walnuts just before they are ripe. Taking these to my mum-in-law to check if I caught them at the right phase of the moon. (at Niew Vineyards)

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Hand harvested according to the lunar cycle, organic, vegan, gluten-free, raw, care-free, *WILD* blackberries. | #natfarming #niewvine #orwine  (at Niew Vineyards)

Hand harvested according to the lunar cycle, organic, vegan, gluten-free, raw, care-free, *WILD* blackberries. | #natfarming #niewvine #orwine (at Niew Vineyards)

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The lineup for dinner tonight @Nostranapdx | #champagne #burgundy #barolo (at Nostrana)

The lineup for dinner tonight @Nostranapdx | #champagne #burgundy #barolo (at Nostrana)

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Oh boy … | #friedchicken #pdx #pdxrocks  (at Son of A Biscuit)

Oh boy … | #friedchicken #pdx #pdxrocks (at Son of A Biscuit)

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Took a break from digging to unpack my @joeljitsu nose-rider which came up from Malibu. Talk about commitment to Oregon! | #orwine #niewvine #surf #stoke (at Niew Vineyards)

Took a break from digging to unpack my @joeljitsu nose-rider which came up from Malibu. Talk about commitment to Oregon! | #orwine #niewvine #surf #stoke (at Niew Vineyards)

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Blackberry feast | #niewvine #goatpack #orwine (at Niew Vineyards)