BEHIND THE GLASS
EXPERIENCE ILLAHE VINEYARDS THIS SPRING
Each season our Meridian Team has the distinct pleasure of choosing a featured wine partner. There are so many outstanding vineyards within a two-hour drive from Pacific City that the decision can be challenging. Meridian’s Assistant General Manager Jason explains, “Dedication to sustainable practices, a diversified team, and a philosophy similar Headlands’ ‘sense of place’ are indicators of a good match.”
Meridian’s spring partner, Illahe Vineyards, is located on an 80-acre south-facing slope in the Willamette Valley in a prime grape-growing area of the Mount Pisgah region. First planted in 2001, Pinot Noir now dominates their vineyard, accounting for 50 of the almost 60 acres planted. Illahe relies on historical winemaking methods, is a Salmon-Safe vineyard and LIVE-certified—one of the most authoritative sustainability accreditations in the world. Solar-powered, the winery is a member of the Deep Roots Coalition, an Oregon organization that promotes responsible water management.
ENJOY A SAMPLING OF IILAHE OFFERINGS THIS SPRING AT THE COAST
Reserve a table in Meridians spacious dining room and share a 4-course Chefs Tasting Menu with wine pairings specially chosen from Illahe Vineyards.
Consult with Meridians Culinary Team to select an ideal pairing for your northwest-inspired dinner. Or try one of Jason’s favorites, a glass of Illahe Tempranillo Rosé with Chef John’s Dungeness Crab Cake.
Order an Illahe wine flight delivered to your guest room and spend an afternoon watching the tides ebb and flow while you sample the vineyards 2019 Gruner and Pinot Noir. For a special treat, select a bottle of Illahe’s 1899 Pinot Noir to share next to your fireplace.
Reserve an afternoon tasting at the vineyard on your trip to the North Coast and learn about their unique and fascinating winemaking techniques while you sample their delicious varietals.