Abbey Page 'Columbia Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
The B & B is located on our 82 acre working farm in the middle of Yamhill county's wine country. We chose this particular farm largely because of the memories it evoked of those in Europe that I experienced in my childhood. The surrounding landscape is so reminiscent of the countryside of my youth growing up in places like England and Germany the son of a US military man.
After purchasing the farm in March of 2003 we needed to create a plan of action and decide what our "crops" would actually be. We wanted, of course, to integrate what was already in place together with some new enterprises. The property came with 2 acres of Queen Anne Cherries, a delicious variety used principally in the making of maraschinos, so that choice was simple. Next, with 60 acres of open ground it seemed appropriate to consider a low maintenance perennial like fescue grass. Today, grass seed has become Oregon's primary field crop. The side benefit is that we now have what amounts to a huge lawn!