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An Oak Accord Update

Fairsing is happy to share an update on our endeavors as participants in the 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, [...]

By |2020-07-06T15:09:13-07:00June 20th, 2020|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

Willamette Valley Oak Accord

As a founding member of the Willamette Valley Oak Accord, Fairsing Vineyard is deeply-rooted in a commitment to environmental stewardship. Administered by the Willamette Partnership, a local 501 c(3), the Oak Accord is a voluntary pledge by landowners to nurture and preserve the native Oregon White Oak habitat, providing vitality and diversity to our dedicated ecosystem (and not to mention healthy and balanced vines). The fundamental keystone to biodiversity is oak [...]

By |2020-06-20T15:21:58-07:00June 20th, 2020|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

Smoked Salmon Tostada with Goat Cheese, Capers, and Jalapeño Tartar Sauce

A flavorful and easy appetizer or light meal from Chef Rebecca Clarke. This crispy and spicy tostada is complemented beautifully by our 2018 Fairsing Vineyard Rosé of Pinot noir.  Share what you have cooking (or your take out selections) with any of our estate wines and tag us: #whatscookingwithfairsing. Download a .pdf version of Smoked Salmon Tostada with Goat Cheese, Capers, and Jalapeño Tartar Sauce. Sláinte! 

By |2020-05-05T07:47:33-07:00May 5th, 2020|Fairsing Recipes|Comments Off on Smoked Salmon Tostada with Goat Cheese, Capers, and Jalapeño Tartar Sauce

Pan-Seared Halibut with Chive Buerre Blanc And Roasted Baby Beets

A wonderful, quick, and flavorful main dish from Chef Rebecca Clarke. Ideal served with your favorite Fairsing Vineyard Chardonnay and a warm baguette. Share what you have cooking (or your take out selections) with any of our estate wines and tag us: #whatscookingwithfairsing. Download a .pdf version of Pan-Seared Halibut with Chive Buerre Blanc And Roasted Baby Beets Sláinte! 

By |2020-05-05T07:38:15-07:00April 17th, 2020|Fairsing Recipes|Comments Off on Pan-Seared Halibut with Chive Buerre Blanc And Roasted Baby Beets

Pancetta-Wrapped Scallops with Lemon and Thyme Pan Sauce and Cauliflower Puree

A delightful pairing for your favorite Fairsing Chardonnay. Enjoy Chef Rebecca Clarke's Pancetta-Wrapped Scallops with Lemon and Thyme Pan Sauce and Cauliflower Puree. A thin-sliced bacon may be substituted for the pancetta. Share your appetizer, meal, or take out photos and show us what's cooking at your place #whatscookingwithfairsing. Download a .pdf version of the Pancetta-Wrapped Scallops with Lemon and Thyme Pan Sauce And Cauliflower Puree recipe. Sláinte!   

By |2020-04-17T06:24:57-07:00April 17th, 2020|Fairsing Recipes|Comments Off on Pancetta-Wrapped Scallops with Lemon and Thyme Pan Sauce and Cauliflower Puree

Fairsing Vineyard Chipotle Gratin Sweet Potatoes

A wonderful warm and flavorful side dish recipe from Chef Rebecca Clarke. Ideal with salmon or smoked turkey, this chipotle sweet potato gratin is both simple and a crowd-pleaser. Serve with your next meal or gathering paired with a bottle of your favorite Fairsing Vineyard Pinot noir. Share what you have cooking (or your take out selections) with any of our estate wines and tag us: #whatscookingwithfairsing. Download a .pdf version of the Fairsing Vineyard  [...]

By |2020-04-08T18:35:49-07:00April 8th, 2020|Fairsing Recipes|Comments Off on Fairsing Vineyard Chipotle Gratin Sweet Potatoes

Fairsing Vineyard Roasted Fennel Bulb and Beet Salad

A robust salad from Fairsing's Brandy Grey with roasted fennel bulbs, beets, avocado, and blood oranges.  Ideal served with a warm baguette and glass (or bottle) of a favorite Fairsing Vineyard Chardonnay. Join us and share photos of your culinary creations and wine pairings tagged #whatscookingwithfairsing. Download a .pdf version of the Fairsing Vineyard Roasted Fennel Bulb and Beet Salad recipe. Sláinte!   

By |2020-04-08T17:48:02-07:00March 26th, 2020|Fairsing Recipes|Comments Off on Fairsing Vineyard Roasted Fennel Bulb and Beet Salad

Fairsing Vineyard Smoked Salmon Chowder

Enjoy this hearty Smoked Salmon Chowder recipe from Chef Rebecca Clarke. Ideal with a crackers or warm baguette, this chowder pairs well with a glass (or bottle) of your favorite Fairsing Vineyard Chardonnay. Be sure to share your Chowder photos and show us what's cooking at your place #whatscookingwithfairsing. Download a .pdf version of the Fairsing Vineyard Smoked Salmon Chowder recipe. Sláinte!   

By |2020-04-08T17:59:48-07:00March 22nd, 2020|Fairsing Recipes|Comments Off on Fairsing Vineyard Smoked Salmon Chowder

Crimson Clover Among The Vines

Few sights are more vibrant and beautiful than springtime in Oregon’s Willamette Valley when blankets of blooming crimson clover float along the landscape. Aside from its spring splendor, crimson clover has long been valued agriculturally as the jewel of cover crops for its excellent ability to produce nitrogen and essentially feed the soil in which it is grows. Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum) is a species of annual clover native to Europe. The species [...]

By |2020-06-20T15:32:18-07:00March 20th, 2020|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

Honors for the 2017 Kenney Pinot Noir from Wine Enthusiast

Fairsing Vineyard is honored by Paul Gregutt and Wine Enthusiast with 91 Points for the 2017 Fairsing Vineyard Kenney Pinot noir.  This inaugural release was meticulously crafted from Dijon and Wadenswil selections and is delightful addition to our family of estate wines. With final alcohol of 14.1% and 308 case production, this estate wine has proven popular in our tasting room and with Wine Club members. Available in bottle and magnum format.

By |2020-01-17T07:14:35-08:00November 14th, 2019|Wine Reviews|Comments Off on Honors for the 2017 Kenney Pinot Noir from Wine Enthusiast