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Memorial Weekend at Illahe Vineyards

Saturday May23rd-Monday May 25th

11am-5pm

Kick off summer at our Memorial Weekend Open House!  Tasting futures of our first ever Estate Lagrein and our newly released whites along with our Bon Sauvage pinot noir, paired with light nibbles, and wood fired bread from the Breadboard in Falls City.  Talk with our winemaker Brad Ford, enjoy relaxing on our patio with a view, play a game of corn hole with friends, and take a peek in our new wine cave. 

Tasting Fee is $10 refunded with a $50 purchase
Cellar Club members and up to 4 guests are FREE!

We hope to see you!

After Memorial Weekend we will be OPEN regular hours, Friday-Sunday, 11-5 for the entire summer.  

$10 tasting fee

*tasting fee refunded with a $50 purchase

Free for our Cellar club and up to 4 guests


You can also email Louisa Woodworth, Tasting Room Manager to schedule an appointment: louisa@illahevineyards.com.

We reqiure 24 hourse notice for all appointments.  We do our best to honor all requests, but sometimes we are busy making wine or out of town.  

$10 tasting fee *tasting fee refunded with a $50 purchase. Free for Club Members

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Monday
Oct032011

American Art Icon James Siena Designs for Illahe




James Siena is not a household name in Oregon, though he is a household name if your house is in Manhattan and you have an interest in art. His work appears in the Museum of Modern Art, the Met, the Whitney, the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, the Hammer in LA, and many other of America’s great museums. And now it also appears on the Illahe label.

How so? All thanks to our friend Dan Schmidt, also a New York artist, a few bottles of the earliest Illahe products showed up at James’s studio lunch table on Canal Street. Now, James is a huge fan of Burgundy and Bordeaux, but it was the viognier that he enjoyed so much that he offered to design a label for us.

He worked with Ruth Lingen at Pace Prints (Pace Gallery represents James), and they came up with a label, now our reserve label, that incorporates letterpress fonts from the 19th century and a ‘necker’ with the vintage. Ruth, the “Letterpress Queen of Brooklyn” found a beautiful font designed by Emil Rudolf Weiss to type ILLAHE. Don’t try to find this font on the internet—it comes directly from the antique type, perhaps from the famous Bauer type foundry.

We love how the label matches what we’re trying to do at the winery. It is an old American design to match our Oregon terroir; simple, not showy; and, on James’s insistence, it emphasizes vintage variation in the necker’s circle.

Best of all, James redesigned our logo based on the word Illahe from the Duployan script that Merry Young found for the winery. James is still drinking Illahe and hopefully he enjoys our output as we transition our label.

Thank you, our sophisticated friends!

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