Marks Ridge Winery

(541) 367-3292 29255 Berlin Road
Sweet Home, OR 97386
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Marks Ridge would appear to be Oregon’s newest winery. At least for the moment. Having christened their tasting room during the first week of December 2008, owners Jay and Janet Westly are up and running. The couple call themselves “accidental vintners.” They operated a prosperous millwork and cabinetry business in Southern California for 30 years before coming to Oregon. Finally, after the kids were grown, they decided to make a total lifestyle change. As with many other wine lovers, the mystique of Wine Country captivated them. Weeklong wanderings around Northern California’s Sonoma and Napa regions, in particular the Russian River Valley, whetted their appetite for more, and more often. But it was a European vacation that proved to be the decisive persuader. From Bordeaux and the Loire Valley in France to Germany’s Rheingau region, they drank in Old World pastoral pleasures both literally and figuratively. – Description from Alejandro

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  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

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  • They did manage to get some good ones, Scholium, Lioco, Spottswode, Soliste (yay!), Arnot-Roberts, Hirsch, Littorai...http://www.thedailymeal.com/america-s-101-best-wineries-slideshow Read More

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  • Hey everyone, what are some of your favorite 'everyday' or M-F types of wines to accompany a regular dinner?  I personally have enjoyed the Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, and I usually pick it up from Total Wines out here in Virginia.  This is one of those fruit-forward cabs that isn't too complex for me to appreciate, and it usually cost... Read More

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  • It's not often that I have a plan. Well, a detailed plan at least.. Some sort of a plan not being a requirement for those in this business. But a detailed plan, and over-arching theme for a visit to wine country can certainly come in handy.  This month’s, or rather last month’s theme was, surprisingly enough: Zinfandel. I say surprisingly becaus... Read More

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  • Marks & Spencer Zinfandel Rosé Vino Frizzante NV

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  • Hi, a good friend will be at SanFrancisco next days, we have shared thousands of good bottles and we have plan to use this work travel to find (and buy) some good wines from California. We are not into California wines, just know and taste some world famous names like Mondavi. I'm asking u some advices about really good bottles, price is not a b... Read More

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  • Friuli Grave Marks & Spencer Merlot Bidoli Vini 2004

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  • Hi Everyone,I built my own cellar from a pantry adjacent to my dining room 11 years ago. I insulated it very well, installed a foil vapor barrier, and built mahogany racks to hold 620 bottles. I installed an exterior glass door and recessed lights with a granite floor. It looks great! We get amazing compliments from our visitors. But...I did cut... Read More

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  • Hey everyone, what's the buzz in the US right now about buying Bordeaux 2009 En Primeur?I have never known a vintage to be so 'talked-up' by the press.  Investors are hanging on to Parker's index fingers waiting with drooling tongues and wagging tails for it to spout forth its Midas touch.  This is THE vintage of the last 100 years folks.  Broke... Read More

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