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Sip at Ambar Estate’s new tasting room on the summer solstice

The Willamette Valley’s first Regenerative Organic Certified vineyard is hosting a grand opening on Thursday, June 20, featuring elegant vintages and scenic vistas.

A rendering shows Ambar Estate's new tasting room at its Newberg, Oregon vineyard. The architecture is moder and light, with lots of glass.

The new tasting room complements the subtle landscaping of Hoichi Kurisu, known for his designs in the Portland Japanese Garden.

Photo via Ambar Estate

Terroir is a term in winemaking that denotes the unique qualities imparted by natural elements that make each vineyard unique, like the composition of the dirt and other environmental factors.

When you uncork a bottle at Ambar Estate outside of Newberg, not only do you taste the undeniable excellence of the Dundee Hills, but you also learn how much respect for the land goes into the production process.

It holds the distinction as the Willamette Valley’s first Regenerative Organic Certified vineyard, given for efforts to “promote soil health and biodiversity, enhance carbon sequestration, reduce carbon emissions, and improve the lives of farmworkers.”

On the summer solstice (Thursday, June 20), Ambar Estate will debut its new main tasting room, two spaces dedicated to private tastings, and a kitchen/administrative office, all centered around a massive redwood tree. Aesthetically, the structures evoke modern Japanese sensibilities, with clean lines and glass walls. Tastings start at $50 per guest.

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