Some people travel the world in search of the grandest and most famous of all wines only to find themselves seduced by the modest carafe of table wine at the neighborhood restaurant. If they?re in Vienna, eating schnitzel, that carafe is likely filled with Gr?ner Veltliner (grooner velt-LEEN-er).
Others search the shelves at their favorite wine shops, seeking a wine so versatile it?s as enjoyable at the dinner table paired with challenging vegetables like artichokes and asparagus as it is without food, slipping easily through your lips as you relax into a peaceful evening.
Despite its protean nature, not many are familiar with it, especially in this part of the world. Yet Oregon winemakers are trying to change that for the white they simply call Gr?ner. You can read the rest of the article on Oregon Gr?ner Veltliner here at Oregon Wine Press.