MATELLO: OREGON REVISITED, PART 1

Matello was the first winery visit of this, my second trip to Oregon wine country. It was a very short drive from my McMinville lodgings, because the Matello winery is in an industrial estate on the outskirts of town. Marcus Goodfellow, owner and winemaker of Matello Wines, explains that the winery building was constructed in 1970s, and he leased it in 2011. It used to be a Betty Lous factory, making confectionary bars (the Paley Bar), and was originally built to house equipment from the grain store over the road. I met with Marcus and his significant other, Gaironn, to chat and taste through the wines. It was a lovely visit, and the wines were fabulous.

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