2010 Top of the Valley Readers' Choice

Thanks to our local community, readers of the Corvallis Gazette Times and the Albany Democrat Herald voted Tyee Wine Cellars as their number 1 favorite winery in 2010 Top of the Valley. 

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About Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2007, Allen Meadows of Burghound writes; "A cool, perfumed and very pinot nose of red berry fruit and subtle earth notes leads to lighter but delicious flavors that possess good balance and reasonably good depth in a dusty, precise and lingering finish.  Like many Oregon '07s, this is not especially concentrated but the balance is solid and this is an altogether enjoyable wine, particularly for its price."

Oregon Wine Blog

The Oregon Wine Blog says, "Tyee is a must-stop destination if you are in the Willamette Valley. It's the perfect location to bring a picnic lunch and crack open a nice cool white on a summer afternoon. You won't find more welcoming winery owners than the Buchanan's, further epitomizing the great spirit and attitude of the Oregon wine industry."

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Prince of Pinot

The Prince of Pinot in his June 2010 issue of The PinotFile reviews Tyee Estate Pinot Noirs.  About the 2007 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir, he says, "Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass.  Shy, but appealing scents of cherry and berry jam with hints of oak and spice.  Decent red berry core with moderate ripe tannins and some persistence on the elegant finish.  A solid wine.  Good."

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Wines Northwest

Chuck Hill with Wines Northwest recommends Tyee Estate 2006 Barrel Select Pinot Noir as part of his Pinot Noir with Copper River Salmon Tasting.  He writes, "Winemaker Merrilee Buchanan Benson crafted this attractive wine from a blend of Pommard and Dijon 115 clone fruit grown at the winery near Corvallis, OR.  Oak aging in 30% new barrels gives the wine some backbone, as it shows medium-bodied character with aromas and flavors of black cherry, berries, baking spice and smoky cranberry.  It is very food friendly and a good value for a complex Oregon Pinot Noir."

Tasters Guild International

2007 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir and 2007 Tyee Estate Chardonnay both win Silver Medals at Tasters Guild International.

Oregon Wine Press

About Tyee's Nature Trail, "There's much to be said for a place that stands still in time yet can be freely navigated. Tyee Cellars and the Buchanan Century Farm have adapted to the last two generation's love for local wine without losing hold of the pastoral context that brought them to today." - Mark Stock

More about Tyee's Nature Trail in the Oregon Wine Press

National Women Winemakers Competition

2007 Tyee Estate Pinot Noir and 2008 Tyee Estate Pinot Gris both win Silver Medals in the 2010 National Women Winemakers Competition.

Corvallis Alchemist

Corvallis Alchemist Readers vote Tyee Wine Cellars #1 for "Best Winery"

An Independent Weekly Promoting the Arts and Minds of Corvallis

About Tyee's Naked, Unoaked 2007 Estate Chardonnay, "Lively, luscious fruit flavors of green apple and lemon combine with notes of shortbread, talc, anise and walnut. The moderate acids make this a very versatile and food-friendly wine."

— Annette Solomon, Statesman Journal and

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