The soil at Montinore Estate is loess from the Missoula Floods. The Missoula Floods… well that takes us back a bit further in history, like 13,000 to 15,000 years. Rudy Marchesi, Immediate Past President and Partner at the winery, took us into the tasting room to show us on the map, (the beautiful Willamette Valley map created by the Willamette Valley Wine Association) and paint the picture for us of the floods and the soils that came from these floods.
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