A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS...
The following people, places, events and things are important partners to Retour. We have been incredibly humbled with the success of achieving superior placements with restaurants throughout the nation. We could not have hoped for greater representation on such esteemed wine lists, or affiliations to such great partnerships. Here are a few highlights of our favorite things:
THE ALLISON INN & SPA - NEWBERG, OR
Rated the #1 Hotel Spa in the Continental US by Travel + Leisure 2012
Travel + Leisure: 2013 T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels
Forbes Four-Star Rating and Condé Nast Traveler – 2013 Gold List
Recognized by Leading Travel Media Among World’s Best ... and the list goes on!
Nestled on a 35-acre property with sweeping views of the lush Willamette Valley, hazelnut orchards, vines, and an impressive half acre vegetable garden - The Allison is recognized by leading Travel Media "Among World’s Best". If you're planning a visit to the valley, staying at The Allison, or dining at JORY is an absolute must. Our talented friend, Executive Chef Sunny Jin is recognized as one of Oregon's top culinary leaders. General Manager and Sommelier Ken Bolick runs an impressive wine program. Their wine list is a recipient of the esteemed Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence and offers over 850 wine selections—including 125 Oregon Pinot Noirs dating back to the 1994 vintage. We consider The Allison as our living room, especially in the winter when the fire is roaring and crackling with views of the valley as a backdrop.
MONTAGE RESORT - LAGUNA BEACH, CA
This is where you go to get away from it all! Perched on top of an oceanfront bluff with sweeping panoramas of the Pacific Ocean with luxurious Craftsman-style architecture, this beachy resort rests in an ideal setting of 30 lushly landscaped acres in the picturesque arts community of Laguna Beach. The culinary program is impressive and our Executive Chef friends, Rob Wilson and Craig Strong hail from some of the country's most prestigious dining rooms. With numerous accolades among their team, they create a memorable dining experience that is wrapped around superior hospitality, innovation and local flavors. The Montage has been an important supporter of Retour Winery and we are pleased as punch to have them as our friends. You must go here and enjoy a bottle of Retour in this spectacular setting.
INTERNATIONAL PINOT NOIR CELEBRATION
IPNC is a three-day event, famous around the globe, as a mecca for lovers of Pinot noir and northwest cuisine. During the weekend, world-renowned winemakers, northwest chefs, esteemed media, epicures and wine lovers will gather in McMinnville, Oregon, for three days of exploring Pinot noir, savoring unforgettable meals, and learning and celebrating with luminaries of the food and wine world. Along with the speakers and chefs, it is the relaxing and festive atmosphere that sets the IPNC apart from all other wine events. Whether tasting Grand Cru Burgundy or walking through Oregon vineyards with the grower who planted them, guests find themselves unwinding in picturesque Oregon wine country for what wine legend Jancis Robinson described as "one of the most enjoyable wine weekends in the world". The 28th Annual IPNC will be held July 25 - 27, 2014. Tickets for the Full Weekend are now available at early bird pricing! Register at our Online Store or by phone at 800-775-4762.