Our newest wine, "The Boss" is a fusion of passion, style and creativity between Cliff and Cameron, as they set out to make a premier Bordeaux wine, together. It is currently resting on beautiful tight grain French oak, where it will remain for a total of three years.
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Inaugural Wine and Dine Rafting Trip
Spend a couple of nights on the river with the winemaker, eating amazing food and drinking great wine! July 10-12
We have teamed up with Richie Outfitters and Andrae's Kitchen to provide a Wine and Food on the River experience. This exclusive trip takes place July 10-12 and will be filled with beautiful wines poured by our winemaker, Cameron Kontos, great dinners from Andrae Bopp, the company of new and old friends, and a 40 mile float down the Wild and Scenic Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers. This is not an ordinary rafting or camping trip. Richie Outfitters provides all essential rafting and camping gear (which includes luxurious 6 man tents, cots, extra thick sleeping pads, and roomy sleeping bags). After a day of absorbing great scenery and mild class II whitewater, we will relax at camp, go for a hike, read a book, enjoy a nap, play some bocce ball, or just enjoy some good company.
Andrae will be preparing multi-course dinners while Cameron pairs them with new release Kontos wines as well as some special reserves from our cellar. We will begin at the Minam Store, a short 60 mile drive from Walla Walla over the Tollgate highway, launch from Minam and take out 40 miles downstream near the small hamlet of Troy, Oregon. Transportation back to Minam is provided.
Space is very limited on these trips and they will fill quickly once open to the public, so reserve your spot today. Call Grant Richie (head guide and owner of the Minam Store) directly at 541-437-1111 or email us your contact information and we will forward it to Grant and he will contact you directly. Feel free to contact Grant about any questions or concerns you might have about the trip as well.
Hope to see you on the river!