Are you seeking a perfectly romantic bottle for your Valentine’s Day celebration? Look no further! Our hospitality guru, Dave Rice, suggests four wines that will make your sweetheart swoon…..


2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir 

Whether it’s a sunny day or you just need to pretend, this delightful rosé will make your day. Dry and crisp with a whiff of sea breeze and fresh strawberries, this wine works its magic with light appetizers, quiche, mild Asian cuisines, or a cool Cobb salad.

2017 Grüner Veltliner

Versatility is only one of Grüner’s many beautiful traits. It shines with notoriously difficult food pairings, making it hard to go wrong. For the most rewarding matches, try roasted prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, pan-fried oysters, crab cakes, or sushi.  Say, “groo-nur!”

2015 Wind Ridge Pinot Noir

Our Wind Ridge Pinot Noir will drive away the winter blues with earthy aromas and deep, lush flavors of plums, dark cherries, and baker’s chocolate. Pair this substantial wine with lasagna, paella with mixed sausages, braised beef short ribs, or mild cheddar cheese dishes.

2016 Reserve Pinot

Silky and voluptuous, this wine grabs you with seductive aromas of black tea and sweet tobacco. It never lets you go. Our purest, most elegant expression of Pinot Noir, this wine begs for equally beautiful fare like roast rack of lamb, roast beef filet mignon, paella with mixed sausages or wild mushroom risotto.


Born and educated in the maize plains of Illinois and Iowa, Dave found his calling in the mid-80s when he met several Oregon winemaking pioneers on a sales swing through Austin, Texas. Soon after, he relocated to Oregon with his young family. He worked as National Sales Manager for a local winery before embarking on a detour through the world of human capital management, software, and professional services sales. Proving you can go home again, he came to Chehalem in 2008, eventually landing in his current role as Director of Hospitality.

When he’s not in the tasting room in Newberg, Dave is spending time with his wife Ann, and their grown sons, Andrew and Jordan. He can also be found tending his vegetables; depleting and replenishing his wine cellar; exploring Oregon’s majesty; watching the Portland Timbers or Trail Blazers, and hanging out with his dog, Serena.