Et Fille’s Jessica Mozeico and her daughter.
Et Fille’s Jessica Mozeico and her daughter.

We’re always happy to share good news, and the news is in: Reader’s Digest loves Oregon wine, and they really love the Yamhill-Carlton region! You can read the whole article here, or keep reading to see who was highlighted and why (and why we think they’re right!).

Out of twelve wineries chosen, the national magazine chose three Yamhill-Carlton members, a full quarter of their list! The article features Yamhill-Carlton wineries Soter Wines, Et Fille Wines, and Ghost Hill Cellars.

The writer Jill Schildhouse chose the Willamette Valley as the best region in Oregon to visit, and although we love all Oregon wine, we have to agree! There are a lot of wineries in Oregon, and Reader’s Digest explained that they “zeroed in on Oregon wineries that featured excellent wines, impressive scenery, sustainable farming practices, hospitable staff, great customer reviews and unique food pairings.”

Soter Vineyards: Jill highlighted Soter’s farm-to-table focus, and mentioned spring as the best time to visit. Why visit in spring? Because that’s when the wildflowers are blooming, and it’s the best season for cute baby animals. We think spring is a wonderful season to visit Yamhill-Carlton wineries because it’s not as crowded, and the vineyards have bright shoots of green above grass covered hillsides.

Et Fille Wines: The Fille (daughter) of Et Fille, Jessica Mozeico, now runs the winery herself, focussing on sustainability. Jill was excited to learn that Et Fille was one of the few B Corp wineries in the state, and we love that Jessica raises money for STEM education for girls and young women.

Ghost Hill Cellars: Jill loved Ghost Hill’s tasting room, built to recall the gold rush days that influence the winery’s name. We love the fact that this farm has been in the Bayliss family for five generations, since 1906. And the tasting fee is only $10 per person, which is hard to find in any other area in the Willamette Valley!