Categories: Food+Drink

Walter Scott Wines

written by Carrie Wynkoop of Cellar 503


Leaves are turning as we drive through the hills outside of Salem. Look closely, or you’ll pass the small driveway leading to Walter Scott Wines and miss out on a hidden gem. Perched atop rolling hills of vines just starting to show fall’s yellow in the afternoon sun, this is the home of Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon, the husband-and-wife team behind Walter Scott Wines.

Between them, they have more than twenty years’ experience in every aspect of the wine industry. Pahlow helped make wine for some of the Willamette Valley’s best-known producers—St. Innocent, Patricia Green and Evening Land Vineyards—and distributed and sold wine throughout the region. Landon comes from the world of wine education, teaching certification classes for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. She also comes from the restaurant industry, curating wine lists for Blue Hour, Ten 01, and other Portland restaurants.

They dreamed of owning their own winery. In 2012, that dream became a reality. Pahlow and Landon found a perfect plot in the Eola-Amity Hills leased from the Casteel family of Bethel Heights Vineyards. They then secured grape contracts from some of the most sought-after vineyards.

Today, Walter Scott Wines is best known for producing elegant, single-vineyard pinot noir and Chardonnay from the Eola-Amity Hills, and truly representing the terroir from each site. Their blends bring together fruit from multiple sites that complement and highlight each other. Priced affordably, these Willamette Valley blends are named La Combe Verte as an homage to well-known winemaker Patricia Green, who encouraged them to start their own project and housed their efforts for several years.

We are excited to feature the La Combe Verte Chardonnay as one of our December selections. It will be the perfect addition to any holiday meal.

Share
Published by
admin
Tags: Wine

Recent Posts

Home + Design Trending

Connect to the local & regional market with our Home + Design Issue! DURING THESE…

2 weeks ago

Last-minute Local and Sustainable Father’s Day Gifts from the PNW

Father's Day gifts from the PNW—sustainable, local and well made.

2 months ago

Sign Up for Adventure

Subscribe get more trip, recipe, nesting ideas from us!  

3 months ago

An easy homemade upgrade to your Marinara

1859's Home Grown Chef Thor Erickson shares the secret to a gourmet alternative to marinara…

4 months ago

PNW Businesses Rush to Aid in the Battle Against COVID-19

Across the region, theater companies are making masks, distillers are bottling hand sanitizer, restaurants are…

4 months ago

Chanterelle Mushroom Compound Butter

Home Grown Chef Thor Erickson | photography by Charlotte Dupont Thud, thud, thud! The knock…

5 months ago