Crushed Grape Chronicles in association with 42 Aspens Productions releases “The Scenic Route”.
This series of 10 episodes takes you into wine country to visit wine regions, speaks with winemakers, and creates pairings to taste with their wines, all while taking in the beautiful scenery of a region.
We are launching our new video series “The Scenic Route”. Episode 1 will feature the Ribbon Ridge AVA and our visit with Dan at Utopia. This episode will release on March 3rd.
Future Episodes and Release Dates:
Episode 1 Willamette Valley Featuring Utopia Vineyards March 3, 2022
Episode 2 Willamette Valley Featuring Lenne Estate March 17. 2022
Episode 3 Willamette Valley Featuring Youngberg Hill March 31, 2022
Episode 4 Walla Walla Featuring Caprio Cellars April 14, 2022
Episode 5 Walla Walla Featuring L’Ecole No. 41 April 28, 2022
Episode 6 Sonoma County May 12, 2022
Episode 7 Applegate Valley Featuring Troon Vineyards May 26, 2022
Episode 8 Santa Barbara June 9, 2022
Episode 9 Australia Jun 23, 2022
Episode 10 Yakima Valley July 7, 2022
Episode 11 Bonus: Biodynamics through Regenerative agriculture the growing trend.
A few years back we started taking extended trips driving to wine country. While wine country was the draw, the fact is that to get to wine country, you often can drive through some beautiful places. We planned our travel on the scenic highways and byways along the way, allowing us to soak in some beautiful scenery. In 2018 we attended the Wine Media Conference in Walla Walla and did a Pre-Conference Excursion to the Yakima Valley. We met Barbara Glover who runs Wine Yakima Valley and she introduced us to many of the local winemakers. The visit was just enough to whet our appetite, and we planned to return.
This two-week road trip was packed with multiple wineries and some amazing scenery as we traveled from Las Vegas to Washington State.
This was where “The Scenic Route” began.
We found delicious local food, stunning scenery, and our days were filled with Wine and stories. We were able to soak in the sense of place in each of these regions. Our Scenic Route trips have allowed us to visit so many wineries with stories to tell and we wanted to tell them in more depth.
So, we decided to create an expanded version of “The Scenic Route” visiting and exploring the area in and around wine regions. These are beautiful places because good grapes enjoy a view. We will be stopping to hike, explore, relax, and eat all while exploring wine regions around the world. We invite you to come along as we visit wine regions in California, Oregon, Washington & other places around the globe.
There are some wonderful untold stories to share with you from our Aussie Wine Adventure in 2019. We will be making stops in Santa Barbara Wine Country as well as to Napa and Sonoma, and we have only hit the tip of the iceberg in the wine regions of the Columbia Gorge, Yakima Valley, Walla Walla, and the Willamette Valley.
Join us as we take “The Scenic Route”