With a new chef, Chris Smith, and wine director, Jody Petit, this longtime Oregon wine-country fave is full of fresh energy. While Oregon wines are an obvious focus, France is also strongly represented, creating an interesting dialogue between the Willamette Valley and Burgundy.
From The Sommelier: “In addition to the world-renowned Pinot Noir, I’m excited for the progression and potential of Chardonnay in the Willamette Valley. Growers and winemakers are placing new focus and energy into Chardonnay with a style that nods to Burgundy but has a unique expression that is already turning heads. Events such as the ‘Oregon Chardonnay Celebration’ at The Allison Inn & Spa and ‘Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction’ give me a sense of humility and allow me to be part of a wine region that is still budding, with plenty of room to grow and define itself.” —Jody Petit, Jory at The Allison Inn & Spa
Dish We Loved: Columbia River sturgeon, braised heirloom beans, root vegetables, cranberry mousseline, pickled peppers, ham consommé