In The News: Introducing Coopers Hall

About two years ago, we began putting our wines in kegs for restaurant and catering companies in the NW. Over the the past year, we’ve been developing a relationship with a diverse group of entrepreneurs seeking to open a flexible wine making space and restaurant in the Southeast Industrial Corridor in Portland Oregon and last [...]

In The Winery: Bottling Whites + New Releases

We bottled our 2013 RIesling and 2013 Cascade White Blend in late May and had several new releases in the tasting room in April: an Applegate Red Blend, 2009 Estate Pinot Noir Reserve, 2012 Malbec, 2012 Riesling and 2012 Gewurztraminer. Wine Club members got an early taste of our 2012 Nuages Cabernet Franc and Merlot [...]

Thanks Oregon City!

The summer festivals are keeping us busy … thanks to everyone that stopped by the booth for the First City Festival in Oregon City last weekend. It was fun to see familiar faces from the tasting room and meet a lot of new faces too. You all put our Malbec in short supply, so if [...]

In The News: Bubela’s Blend 2011

    In June, The Oregon Wine Press tasting panel did a blind tasting to select their favorite rose’ and white blends that are inexpensive and reflect skillful winemaking. Our Bubela’s Blend 2011 made their favorites list. “Burnt sugar and spice, and everything nice may not be a wine saying but those flavor notes add [...]

AlexEli Events: Tasting Room Season Opener

SATURDAY, APRIL 6th & SUNDAY, APRIL 7th. NOON – 5:00PM. We’re opening the doors of our tasting room for the season on April 6th. Stop in for a tasting of our newly released 2010 Nuages Syrah-Grenache Cuvee and our 2010 Pinot Noir Reserve! The tasting room will be open Saturdays & Sundays from Noon – [...]

From the Vineyard: March

We’ve spent the last month in the vineyard; pruning, tightening wires and laying down canes, and we’re just days away from having all the vines in position for the 2013 growing season. Seeing the geometry of the vineyard in this stage is always a beautiful site. We’ll move into the winery at the beginning of [...]

AlexEli Kosher Pinot Noir for Passover

  Passover is right around the corner, how about some of Oregon’s only kosher Pinot Noir? Our 2010 kosher Pinot Noir is now on sale for $24/bottle, order today! CLICK HERE TO ORDER:¬† Aromas of raspberry and pomegranate lead the way to flavors of oriental tea, chocolate, black pepper, vanilla and a hint of maple [...]

From the Vineyard: February

We’re well into pruning over here in the vineyard and it’s an amazing thing to see last year’s vineyard improvements taking shape. In 2012 we began the long process of turning over portions of the vineyard from a double curtain system to a single wire to reduce fruit from bud break. This year we’re beginning [...]

In the Winery: Bottling

We bottled our 2011 Malbec and our 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir in January. Both have aged beautifully and we look forward to releasing them when the tasting room re-opens in April!

AlexEli Wine Pairing: Braised Short Ribs

A dear friend of ours (and fabulous cook!) made this for us during harvest last year and it was out of this world delicious! For those of you in Wisconsin, Jon is in the process of opening his own farm to table restaurant, Morel, in Bay View next year. AlexEli 2009 Pinot Noir Braised Short [...]