Amity gets the gold
Amity Vineyards was awarded a gold medal at this year’s Oregon State Fair for their 2006 ECO Pinot noir. This is the first time that the State Fair has awarded a gold medal to a wine certified as “Organic and No Detectable Sulfites.” Amity Vineyards has joined a growing number of wineries throughout the nation that produce organic wines without additional sulfites. For people who have adverse reactions to sulfites these wines are gaining popularity. To find out more, visit or stop by their tasting room located at 18150 Amity Vineyards Rd., Amity.

Springtime in Tuscany
Eola Hills Winery is taking reservations for its 4th Annual “Eola  Hills Does Tuscany” event. The trip takes place May 14 – May 23, 2008 and the itinerary includes Florence, Sienna, San Gimignano, Orvieto and the wine regions of Chianti, Brunello de Montalcino and Nobile de Montepulciano. Days and nights are filled with special wine tastings, samplings of regional foods, guided walking tours, a gourmet wine dinner and farewell reception and options to add cooking classes or other tours. The tour fills up quickly so reserve your spot now. For more information visit or contact Tom or Doug at (800) 291-6730. Eola Hills Winery is located at 501 S. Pacific Hwy, Rickreall.