Crested Butte Wine and Food
Domaine Verdant is a small-scale Oregon winery producing classic Bourgogne-style pinot noir and chardonnay wines that are winning gold medals in global competitions. Domaine Verdant’s 12-acre vineyard in Yamhill, Oregon has a unique combination of soils and micro-climate that gives their wines a highly distinctive flavor profile and intensity that is acclaimed by connoisseurs of pinot noir and chardonnay wines around the world. All Domaine Verdant estate wines are made from classic Dijon clone grapes and undergo extended aging in French oak barrels and in the bottle. Owners Dr. Ron Sanchez and Nina Tanabe explain, "Our wine-making philosophy is to 'let the grapes speak through to the wine,' and then to let each barrel of wine create its own quiet miracle of color, aroma, flavors, and texture. Some say, 'You have to have a story to sell your wine, but we say, 'Our wine is our story.'” The Wine and Food Festival features both Domaine Verdant's estate wines and their Oregon Terroirs, and OBR Oregon Big Reds labels for wines from other AVAs and regions of Oregon that they buy, blend, and age in barrel.