Oregon Winette

Oregon Winette is a blog devoted to Oregon wine – the grapes, the ground, the people and the experience. I write about wine because I simply love it and want to share my excitement for Oregon’s amazing local products. I strive to showcase Oregon’s best wines and help to make them more accessible, approachable and of course drinkable for my readers!  You don’t have to be a sommelier or wine snob to appreciate wine – I’m not – just the willingness to pour a glass of something new.

On this blog, look for articles about local wineries and vineyards, the winemakers behind each bottle, sustainability, tasting trips and tips and wine reviews. And while this blog focuses heavily on Oregon wines, I don’t discriminate. If its good, I’ll let my followers know!


Kelsey Ivey

Sipping her way around the world, Kelsey is a self-proclaimed travel wine junkie. From her first taste of wine while studying abroad in Italy, Kelsey fell in love in the little bubbles of Prosecco. Once back in Oregon, she found home again in the region’s Pinot noirs when pouring for a local, boutique winery. But when the travel bug bit again, Kelsey explored her adventurous side with South Africa’s Sauvignon blanc and Pinotage – walking the lush vineyards of Cape Town’s Constantia Uitsig Winery. After ample wine tasting and burning on the beaches, Kelsey returned to the United States to finish her bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Kelsey currently works for a social media agency in Portland and freelance writes in her spare time. In whatever time is left, Kelsey enjoys roaming Oregon, jumping covered bridges, hiking, painting and blogging.

Kelsey is also a staff writer for Northwest Wine Anthem, wine columnist for Take Root Magazine. Additionally Kelsey pens a Oregon, outdoor travel blog, Evergreen Hiker.

Writing or sample inquiries, please contact Kelsey at ORWinette (at) gmail.com or visit her online portfolio.



Shelly Williams and her two  young sons

Shelly Williams

Shelly is the less-traveled sister. She prefers to drink wine in the comfort of her own home and admits to enjoying even a nice boxed wine here and there. Shelly is momma to two young boys and wife to creative, web design-guy, Jason. They currently call Eugene, Oregon home — conveniently only a 15 minute drive to many outstanding South Willamette Valley wineries.

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