Situated among rolling hills in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Cana’s Feast Winery produces expressive and approachable wines inspired by Old World heritage while celebrating Oregon’s communal spirit.
Based in scenic Carlton, a one-hour drive from Portland, this close-knit crew of winemakers handcraft small-lot wines from varietals originating in Italy and France — particularly the regions of Piemonte, Tuscana, Puglia, Bordeaux, Southern Rhone and the Bourgogne. But even as they honor centuries of European tradition, Cana’s Feast takes a decidedly unpretentious, down-to-earth approach to winemaking.
“More than anything else, gathering and celebrating has always been at the heart of what we do,” says Patrick Taylor, head winemaker at Cana’s Feast. He explains that the ritual of gathering for a meal inspires each wine they produce. “It’s a sacred thing, people sharing a meal together, and we make wines that complement the food, enhance conversation and elevate the entire experience.”
Since different occasions call for different wines, Cana’s Feast offers a myriad of varietals, styles and blends that perfectly pair with a hearty meal and good company. “Our wines exhibit a lot of vibrancy and expressiveness, each meant to occupy a different time and place at the table,” Taylor says. “In a lot of ways, we’re not just making a beverage, but something people can gather around.”
Visitors to the Tuscan-inspired winery witness firsthand this spirit of hospitality. The tasting room (open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) lets guest sample the vibrant varieties on offer. And Cellar Club members experience the heart of the winery, taking part in food and wine pairings in addition to other exclusive events.
Find Cana’s Feast Winery at 750 W. Lincoln Street in Carlton, Ore. (503.852.0002, CanasFeastWinery.com).
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