This year, the OAEP wine tour will return to the Columbia River Gorge to visit three excellent wineries : Marchesi Winery, Viento Winery, and WyEast Winery.
Dr. Scott Burns, Emeritus Professor of Geology at Portland State University, a long-standing OAEP Board Member, and our resident Terroirist will host the annual tour. Terroir is a French term used to describe the relationship between geology, soils, climate and the differences in wines. It is a taste of the place. Dr. Burns, who has been studying terroir since the 1970s.