Exploring Oregon's Deep Roots
The Deep Roots Coalition, founded in 2004, comprises a motley crew of Oregon winemakers who practice dry farming—that is, no irrigation. Make an appointment at Belle Pente
or Brick House
to learn why relying on natural precipitation alone can help wines more fully express their terroir. At Belle Pente, try a side-by-side comparison of the 2009 Estate Reserve pinot noir and the voluptuous 2009 Murto pinot noir made with grapes from the volcanic Dundee Hills. This appeared in the May 2013 issue.