Terroir – It’s all about terroir…whether it is growing grapes, or living in our communities; it is our surroundings that make us grow and thrive.
At Windrow Vineyard, we have beautiful old vines growing next to vines planted merely four years ago. We grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot, Petit Syrah, and Charbono. Some of our land is flat, some gently sloping, some quite steep. The soils vary from Ellisford silt loam, to rocky, to windblown loess. Variety truly is the spice of life. In our communities of Milton-Freewater and Walla Walla, we have babies, college students, and communities for the elderly. We have people from all walks of life and every corner of the world living here. We even have prisoners…so perhaps not the land of the free! Jan has lived in 27 places in the world and this is the first place she has truly felt at “home”. The people of our community are incredibly gracious, loving, and warm. We never lack for things to do, restaurants in which to dine, or places to explore.
So that bring us back to terroir – whether you come to the Walla Walla Valley for the scenery, the wine, the food, or the entertainment; we think you will enjoy just getting back to down to earth and having a wonderful time getting to know the people. Welcome!
Last-Minute Chocolate Cake
– 4 oz fine-quality unsweetened chocolate
– 3/4 (6 TBS) unsalted butter
– 1/4 C brewed strong black coffee
– 2 TBS Grand Mariner
– 1/4 C sugar
– 1 egg
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1 C all-purpose flour
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Butter and flour a 9″ X 5″ loaf pan.
Combine the chocolate, butter, and coffee in the top of a double boiler or in a very heavy pot, and stir constantly over low heat until melted. Let the mixture cool for 15 minutes. Then add the grand Mariner, sugar, egg and vanilla, stir well. Stir the flour, baking soda, and salt together, and add this to the chocolate mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center come out clean.
A scoop of vanilla ice cream is lovely with this…as well as a glass of TERO Estates Cabernet Sauvignon! Cheers!