Willamette Valley Vineyards


So far we have had the pleasure of visiting two of the tasting rooms for Willamette Valley Vineyards. If you have ever driven I-5 between Portland and Salem I am pretty sure you have noticed the Estate Vineyard and tasting room.

We attended a fabulous event there, the “Pinot and Chocolate Festival”

Pinot and Chocolate, two of my favorite things.

They also have a good selection of food on the daily menu such as this Artisan Flatbread

And the Charcuterie board is delicious and perfect to pair with a flight of wines

Local Chocolate makers set up tables in the main tasting room. There is a whole list of events through out the year. You can visit the web site here.

We also visited the tasting room in McMinnville.

Our Sip & Stay film for the tasting room in Mcminnville

The wines are excellent and a good value. It is no secret I am a big fan of Oregon Pinot Noirs. We are looking forward to visiting the other tasting room in Tualatin very soon.

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Tony and Terri-Lynn met in 1987 as teenagers. In 1991 they were married.  Tony has been a professional musician his entire life and spent the 90’s touring and releasing albums.  In 2001 the couple left the cities and moved to a small community on the Oregon coast. This is where they fell into television production and film making. In 2004 Makai Ohana Productions was founded and the couple produced advertising and creative content for hundreds of tourism related businesses and government entities in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Realizing the industry was evolving towards the internet they re-branded the business in 2012 to Xplore Film.  This company would now be an international business producing films world wide as well as an NGO in West Africa where the couple provides clean water boreholes, scholarships and even a prosthetic hand project.

In 2018 Tony and Terri-Lynn with their dog Bisque Kitt packed the belongings they could carry on their backs and flew to Spain. They bought a home and planned to spend equal time between the two countries running the business.  Then Covid hit and the world closed.  By 2020 they realized Spain, and specifically Torrevieja was now home.  They bought a sailboat and started to create a life on the Costa Blanca of music, film, events and community.


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