[The Grande Dalles press imagery and specifics are here.]

“Most of the [Columbia Valley] AVA and its six sub-appellations lie in Washington, with a small section in Oregon stretching from The Dalles to Milton-Freewater.”– Oregon Wine Press
The Grande Dalles Walla Walla Silt Loam Soil Image
Oregon Wine Press, The Dirt on Oregon Wine | April 2013

“…Mirroring that Brunello-style Old Worldiness.”–Meridith May, Publisher and Executive Editor
The Tasting Panel, Publisher’s Picks | March 2013

“…One of the more distinctive Northwest wines I’ve come across lately.”–Sean P. Sullivan
Washington Wine Report, Fresh Sheet | December 2012

“Even from some of the best Spanish examples, we have not tasted a better expression of Tempranillo in many years.”–Richard Elia and QRW Tasting Panel
Quarterly Review of Wine, Wines of The Quarter: Two Great Reds | March 2012

“Like a modern-day explorer, [Scott] was looking for the undiscovered gem, a hillside that would grow the distinct wines he had envisioned from his time in France.”–One World. Many Stories.
Google Earth, Zooming In On a Dream of Sunshine, Grapes, and Wine PDF | October 2011

“When we found out we were laughed at by a local farmer for farming in a Subaru, it became our battle cry out there in Oregon’s wide-open, rugged wheat country. ‘We’re farmin’ in a Subaru!’ we’d proudly call out the window.” –Stephanie
Subaru Drive MagazineYour Turn: Farmin’ In a Subaru PDF | October 2011

“Scott Elder used Google Earth to find the ideal piece of ground outside The Dalles to grow the perfect wine grape; all the while living 5,000 miles away in Ireland.” –Neita Cecil
The Dalles Chronicle, From Google Comes Grapes PDF | September 2011

“This new label’s reds are as dramatic and impressive as its windblown, sun-soaked vineyard in the golden hills above The Dalles.” –Katherine Cole
The Oregonian, 2011 Spring Wine Guide PDF | May 2011

“The beguiling spice notes in Home Place ’08 deserve the chance to be appreciated properly.” –Ted Loos
Epicurious, Tasting Notes PDF | Epicurious, May 2011

“From the start, the couple has set out to do things their own way, with the belief that staying out of the crowd is better than being lost in it.” –The Daily Meal
Huffington Post online, Diary of a Winemaker: Still Fighting Prohibition PDF | The Daily Meal, May 2011

“Vintners Stephanie LaMonica and Scott Elder will pour wines from their The Grande Dalles label [at the James Beard House in NYC] at an event labeled “Columbia Valley Terroir.” –Michael Russell
The Oregonian, Oregon Vintners, Chefs to Host Dinner at NYC’s James Beard House PDF | March, 2011

“Few products…have the chance to show us something about a place and a person(s) and a time like wine….Wine is context.” –Scott Elder
Behind the Winemaker,  Scott’s Expert Interview PDF| Behind the Burner, March 2011

Three best tips for Wine Lovers: “Seek the authentic; read The Accidental Connoisseur, by Lawrence Osborne; watch Mondovino.” –Stephanie LaMonica
Behind the Winemaker,  Stephanie’s Expert Interview PDF | Behind the Burner, March 2011

“The small wine label is making a name for itself.” –Brandi Stewart
Fox Small Business Center, Entrepreneur Piece PDF | March 2011

“An Oregon Producer Who Goes Against the Grain.” –Bottle Notes
Bottle Notes, Wine of the Week: The Grande Dalles PDF | March 2011

“Oregon Vintners, Chefs to Host Dinner at NYC’s James Beard House.” –Michael Russel, The Oregonian
Oregon Live, Breaking News PDF | March 2011

“A remarkably delicious wine.” –Valerie Cario
Wine of the Day: 2008 Gampo PDF| Behind the Burner, December 2010

“Elder’s wines intentionally swim against the tide of media and public favor.” –Stuart Watson
Oregon Wine Press, Cultivating Complexity PDF | December 2010

“Answering questions about…their recently released wines.” –Jen Murphy
Food & Wine, Skype with a Winemaker PDF| Mouthing Off Blog, November 2010

“The couple stresses a connection that they believe the wine world is losing: the link between people, land, year and wine.” –Anastasia Kudrashova
Z!nk Magazine, One Couple, Two Adventurers in the World of Winemaking PDF | October 2010

“This summer, first-time winemakers and husband and wife Scott Elder and Stephanie LaMonica unveiled The Grande Dalles.” –Market Watch
Market Watch, New Product Watch PDF |  September 2010

“Elder and LaMonica have learned all of the sacrifices to build not just a vineyard, but a legacy, from scratch, and along the way redefined the great American adventure.” –Carly Wray, The Real Dirt PDF| July 2010