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Miso Mushroom Arancini with Black Garlic Aioli

Savory and crispy arancini with black garlic aioli for dipping. A crowdpleaser in our tasting room, the flavors of the arancini and aioli marry wonderfully with both Fairsing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Download a .pdf version of Miso Mushroom Arancini with Black Garlic Aioli

By |2022-10-23T12:02:26-07:00October 23rd, 2022|Fairsing Recipes|Comments Off on Miso Mushroom Arancini with Black Garlic Aioli

Fairsing Monster Cookies

Fairsing Vineyard honey and a protein-packed mix of peanut butter, oats, and chocolate bits make these cookies a monster treat. Ideal for hardworking cellar teams, crush pad crews, and hospitality professionals in need of a handy snack to power them through harvest season. Download a .pdf version of Fairsing's Monster Cookie recipe

By |2022-10-23T11:57:01-07:00October 23rd, 2022|Fairsing Recipes|Comments Off on Fairsing Monster Cookies

Yucatan-inspired Guacamole

Recent travels to the Yucatan Peninsula inspired this take on a region classic guacamole. A delirious union of ripe avocado, white onion, fresh garlic, jalapeno, and Persian lime. Top this creamy mixture with crabmeat, queso fresco, and roasted pablano peppers to make this guac even more Fairsing wine friendly   Download a .pdf version of Yucatan-inspired Guacamole

By |2022-10-23T10:43:55-07:00May 5th, 2022|Fairsing Recipes|Comments Off on Yucatan-inspired Guacamole

Fairsing and the Willamette Valley’s Original Land Stewards

Reverence and Sanctity In August 2021 the European Union (EU) granted Oregon’s Willamette Valley Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). This designation makes the Willamette Valley the second American wine producing region to attain the coveted status. Napa Valley was first in 2007. A distinct mark of authenticity and regional quality, the Willamette Valley’s PGI designation caps a near-20-year effort and speaks to a collective reverence and sanctity of place held by growers and producers [...]

By |2021-11-15T16:26:53-08:00November 10th, 2021|Fairsing Blog, News|0 Comments

Fairsing Celebrates 15 Years with Sustainability and Biodiversity

CELEBRATING SUSTAINABLY As Fairsing marks its fifteenth year on this incredibly beautiful estate, we do so with a continued commitment to environmental stewardship and conservancy. As a sustainable grower in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Fairsing has held LIVE and Salmon Safe certificates since 2006.  With over 43 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines nestled within a l00-acre forest, the focus is biodiversity and the enduring health of the estate's ecosystem. Healthy Ecosystem [...]

By |2021-11-15T16:20:18-08:00November 8th, 2021|Fairsing Blog, News|0 Comments

Holistic Farming Enriches Fairsing Vineyard

Full Circle with Earth's Bounty Fairsing Vineyard is founded upon three fundamental pillars— Family, Earth and Smile. Our one hundred eighty-acre estate of vines, temperate rainforest and oak savannah maintains a stewardship philosophy echoing these tenets, and in honoring a commitment to conservancy, Fairsing introduced holistic farming to the estate in 2018. Globally referred to as “bioactive farming”, our efforts further strengthen the health of the vineyard ecosystem while complementing our existing L.I.V.E. [...]

By |2021-11-10T04:10:51-08:00September 9th, 2021|Fairsing Blog, News|0 Comments

Fiber Flax and Fairsing – Planting and Harvest within 100 Days

FLAX AND FAIRSING VINEYARD In March of 2021, next to a block of our mature Chardonnay vines, nearly an acre of fertile Fairsing soil welcomed our first plot of fiber flax.  Tended by Meara McNally Butler, Fairsing’s manager of Finance and Admin, the variety of fiber flax chosen for planting is taller than flax grown for consumption (flax seed). Select flax cultivars are renowned for their tall, unbranched stalks, resulting in luxurious bast [...]

By |2021-11-10T04:55:14-08:00August 8th, 2021|Fairsing Blog, News|0 Comments

Progress at Fairsing with the Willamette Valley Oak Accord

TAKING ROOT Progress continues at Fairsing Vineyard as participants in the Willamette Valley Oak Accord. The Oak Accord, led by the Willamette Partnership, is a voluntary conservation agreement by landowners in Oregon's Willamette Valley to protect and restore native oak habitat on their property. Fairsing Vineyard is a founding signatory member of the Oak Accord and completed initial phases of the ecological assessment.  Since the launch of the project in 2017, all initial [...]

By |2021-11-10T09:04:54-08:00June 1st, 2021|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments