Left Coast Cellars
Left Coast Cellars estate - situated on the 45th parallel - consists of 306 acres, 104 of which are devoted to the cultivation of grapes. Steep hills facing west, north and south, creating a natural amphitheater surrounding a large meadow and spring fed lake, central to the gravity-fed irrigation of our vines. Planting on varying soils, elevations and slopes contribute to the complexities and subtleties of our wines. The cool Pacific Ocean breezes driven into the Willamette Valley through the Van Duzer Corridor, ending just west of our vineyards, moderate our sunny summer days. It is this precise combination of geography and geology that gives our wines a distinct sense of place.
Disappointment due to a group expected to come. We arrived without a reservation and there were four other people there. Primarily at the wine bar. We wanted to get a pizza or two, but we were told they were not able to make us a pizza (expected wait was an hour and a half for a pizza) - even though the expect parties of six and five were not going to arrive for another 15 to 20 minutes. They did offer to have us sit down and taste wine, but that wasn't the only reason why we wanted to go there. Signage at the road seemed inviting, but call ahead. maybe a day or so, maybe a week. I couldn't believe they couldn't - or wouldn't - make a pizza or two in the time they were expecting the other parties. Honestly, we will not be going back because I think they could have handled this quite differently. One star because it is a beautiful drive up to the location, but the lack of being able to try the food and the staff's inability to even consider making a pizza was crazy.
Phenomenal every time. No disappointments. Great wine selection. The whites are spectacular and fruity aroma that pleases the senses. The reds are full body and perfect acidity. Bob is the ultimate owner, host, friend to have in the wine business. See you at the Oct 1st event.
Friendly staff, delicious pizzas, and good wine. There is plenty of places to sit, you can easily walk around parts of the vineyard's beautiful views. Some days, the $10 tasting includes an extra wine tasting (normally 5 wines, the last time I visited, we sampled 6 wines). I just wish they had more tasting options (a white flight, red flight, etc.) because they have so many different wines! There are many special events throughout the year, such as food pairings, etc.
We thoroughly enjoyed our wine tasting here! Learned about concrete pods for storing wine...a new one for us, and we loved the minerals in the wine it brought out. Even got to chat and compare hazelnuts with Bob. Be warned Bob, we'll be back!
Love this place! Great wines, really friendly staff and gorgeous area with a little veggie/herb garden, lots of tables under old oaks, ducks, chickens and pathways to hike. Didn't try the food this time but it smelled wonderful. Left Coast Cellars is at the top of my favorite wineries.