While working in R&D for a large natural foods company, Bryan Tremayne had the opportunity to learn a lot about food science and modern ways of making food taste good. After years of working in restaurant kitchens, he found himself asking, “Why do we have to do things this way? Why can’t we do it another way?” This thought process eventually led him to open Primal Cuts Meat Market, a neighborhood favorite on Bend's westside. Fascinated by the time-honored methods of food preservation like curing and smoking, Tremayne opened his meat ...<< MORE >>
What’s in a name? For Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards in Terrebonne, the name of their vineyard pays homage to the Three Sisters mountains that tower over their well-maintained 315-acre property. The massive mountains and cavernous river valley that flank the property have inspired owners Cindy and Roger Grossman to think big. Their property is already equipped with a 15-acre vineyard, a vacation rental and beautifully landscaped space for weddings and other special events. Looking forward, the Grossmans plan to continue to develop a luxurious resort with a tournament ski lake, guest ranch house and amphitheater.
Unlike our neighbors on the other side of the Three Sisters and the rest of the Cascades, Central Oregon viticulture is just getting established. The key to successful grape planting in our high desert climate is the selection of the right kind of hybrid grapes that are hardy enough to survive our temperature swings. Currently, there are 9 different hybrid varieties planted in the Faith, Hope & Charity vineyard and at Monkey Face Vineyard just down the road at the Ranch of the Canyons. These include: La Crescent, St. Croix, Marechal Foch, Vignoles, Frontenac Gris, Traminette, Marquette, LaCrosse, and Leon Millot. One of the joys of wine tasting in our region is being exposed to varieties not found elsewhere!
The tasting room, which pours samples of Faith, Hope and Charity’s own wines as well as hand-picked regional selections of wine, sangria and beer, is open 7 days a week from noon on. Every week there are special events in the tasting room, a welcoming gathering space unlike any other in the ranching community of Terrebonne. Thirsty Thursdays draw wine lovers from across the region for live musical performances and discounts on glasses and bottles of wine. There is also live music each Friday from 6-9pm. Check their website or sign up for their newsletter to learn what cultural entertainment they have in store each week.
Wine production can’t keep up with demand as the vineyard gets established, so limited quantities of each bottle of Faith, Hope & Charity wine (like their Monkey Face white, Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon) are available for purchase only in the tasting room or to Wine Club members. In addition to first chance at these limited-run wines, wine club members are also treated to exclusive tastings and special farm-to-fork dinners. When we have catered events at this beautiful property, it is a joy to cook with the special wines crafted there, and we hope you do the same with our accompanying recipe for potted shrimp.