I love wine – I guess that is sort of given. I also love young, vibrant, empowered women. I get so energized hearing about young women in business – paving their own way, particularly in a male dominated business like wine. Which is why I was so intrigued by Naseem Momtazi when I met her a few weeks ago in our shop and learned about her family and their winery and how they make wine and run truly, a family owned and operated business. ( not to mention that I totally adored her for playing pretend with Laila while I took care of some business with our wine sales rep). Naseem is in charge of all sales and marketing for Maysara – a pretty great career step for someone who is only 25! Her sister Tahmiene is the winemaker – she studied at Oregon State and then went to work for Kim Crawford in New Zealand before coming back to work at Maysara with her family. The youngest of the three sisters, Hanna, is still in school and also works with her family focusing on hospitality. Their parents are immigrants of Iran who came here in the early 1980’s. Their passion for farming the land in the most holistic, natural way led them to establish Maysara – their focus is on the soil and on the vineyards where they believe 90% of the wine making process takes place and utilize Biodynamic farming practices.

The wines are elegant, fruit forward yet balanced, and totally delicious. Hope many of you decide to join us this Friday as we explore the wines of Maysara. Should be a great tasting! We will be featuring a Pinot Gris, Rose, and 3 of their wonderful Pinot Noirs at the event. If you love Oregon Pinot – this is a great event to attend.