June 11, 2014
FEATURED: Oregon Soil...It's what's for dinner.
Jay Somers is a man of many passions—his dogs, his guitar, and—where this matters to his devotees, who are legion—his soils.
As proprietor of J. Christopher Winery, Somers hand crafts wines that are so deeply zeroed in on place that he eschews the term “Oregon wines” as too broad. What he makes are Willamette Valley wines, and good ones: Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc that show a Burgundy and Sancerre influence while showcasing the nuances of the AVAs in Willamette Valley.