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2012 September Media Mentions

Published: October 01, 2012

Note: Online publications often move or remove links so some of the links below may have expired.    

Online - Blog/Forum
"Wine Bloggers Conference Portland 2012 & Pre-trip to Eugene"
Highlights foods and wines enjoyed at Heidi Tunnell's barn locale, King Estate, Pfeiffer Winery and aboard the Amtrak Coast Starlight train pre-Wine Bloggers conference in Portland.

Wandering Wino
"Oregon Wine Country"
Visually impressive recap of the pre-conference wine and food tasting excursion to Heidi Tunnell's Barn in Creswell, King Estate, Pfeiffer Winery, and aboard Amtrak's Coast Starlight back to Portland.

"Por los caminos del Pinot Noir de Oregon: Eugene"
Written in spanish, this article paints a beautiful picture of his Eugene experience. Starting with a profile of Heidi and her farmhouse, he uses her as an example of the passion Oregonians have for local, fresh and quality ingredients. He was impressed that Robin & Danuta were waiting for us in their driveway with huge smiles and with how Robin started the winery. He knows wine and is starting his own vineyard so this article includes in-depth descriptions of several of the bottles he tasted including a couple from King Estate. Muy bueno!

Grape Occasions
"Around the World of Wine at the 5th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference"
Lists King Estate and Pfieffer as two of three vineyards visited. Mention of a pre-conference excursion to Eugene. Praises Lane County for its recreation opportunities.

Grape Occasions
"Pfeiffer Winery: Oregon Wines & Experiences to Remember"
Beautiful recount of a morning wine-tasting at Pfeiffers. Loved their story and their wine.

Grape Occasions
"The King of Oregon Wine: King Estate Winery"
Absolutely gushes over King Estate's setting, grounds, food, and definitely the wines. The visit was a long time coming for her.

Wine Predator
"#PinotSmackdown: How to taste Pinot Noir according to Robin Pfeiffer"
Glowing report of Pfeiffer's owners, winery, and wines. Thoroughly enjoyed wine presentation and clinic.

Online - Website
Los Angeles Times (CA)
"Attention: Oregon Truffle Festival tickets on sale"
Short feature announcing the start of the Oregon Truffle Festival ticket sales. The festival is slated for Jan. 25th through the 27th with a "wild table" theme. The Hilton was mentioned for dog-friendly accommodations offering discounted prices.

Oregon Wine
"Fall for Autumn in Eugene, Cascades & Coast"
Article highlights Lane County's abundance of brew, wine, and food options to fall in love with this autumn. Oakshire, Ninkasi, Sweet Cheeks, Heidi Tunnell's, and Marche's Le Bar get the mentions.

NBC News
"Where to see the best fall foliage"
Ranked as the 2nd best place in the Northwest for fall foliage, the McKenzie Pass is praised for its variety in color. Dee Wright Observatory and UO campus  are mentioned.

Print - Magazine
Via Magazine (AAA Oregon/Idaho)
"1 Lane Co Event listed in Calendar"
Eugene International Film Festival mentioned in Events.

Northwest Travel Magazine
"Autumn Scenic Drives"
McKenzie Pass- Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway was one of six byways highlighted in article. The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail was specifically mentioned as a great place to enjoy fresh air and stretch the legs. The Fall Foliage hotline and blog were also mentioned.

Northwest Travel Magazine
"1 Lane Co Event listed in Regional Events Guide"
Eugene's 150th Birthday Party on Oct. 20th is listed.

Broadcast - Radio
KUGN-AM 590 (Eugene, OR)
"Events Promoted on Morning Radio"
Lisa promoted on the morning radio show these upcoming events:
  • Cuthbert Amphitheatre concerts - Crosby, Stills & Nash; Pretty Lights
  • McDonald Theatre presents stand-up comedian Ralphie May
  • Second Friday Art Walk in Springfield
  • Gathering of Gardeners at the Village Green Resort & Gardens
  • 49th Annual Lane County Dahlia Show - Lane Events Center
  • UO Museum of Natural & Cultural History - Building the Universe event
  • BRING Home & Garden Tour: The Art Sustainable Living
  • Tuesday Tasting at the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center

KUGN-AM 590 (Eugene, OR)
"Events Promoted on Morning Radio"
Lisa promoted on the morning radio show these upcoming events:

  • Bonnie Raitt concert at the Cuthbert Amphitheater
  • Springfield Chamber Tailgate Auction
  • Sandpines Golf Links 2nd Annual Siuslaw Open
  • Rods N' Rhodies Invitational Car Show
  • Territorial Seed Company's 2012 Great Northwest Tomato Taste-Off
  • Waterville Community Fair
  • Coburg Antique Fair
  • Eugene Sunday Streets

KUGN-AM 590 (Eugene, OR)
"Events Promoted on Morning Radio"
Lisa promoted on the morning radio show these upcoming events:

  • Confident Cycling for Commuters: Work, Kids, Cargo & Beyond
  • Fat 55 Mountain Bike Marathon
  • Kids Mountain Biking Day
  • Eugene Symphony's Opening Night featuring Rhapsody in Blue & Eugene Symphony's Evening with John Williams
  • 17th Annual Chowder, Blues & Brews
  • River Celebration: Float It, Clean It, Love It!

KUGN-AM 590 (Eugene, OR)
"Events Promoted on Morning Radio"
Lisa promoted on the morning radio show these upcoming events:

  • Kids' Adventure Club Fall Family Day - Special Guest: Willamette National Forest
  • Veneta Harvest Festival
  • National Alpaca Farm Day
  • Eugene Ballet Company presents All You Need is Love - at the Florence Events Center
  • Cottage Grove Art Walk