Spring Squalor (& Love of course!)



We are offering a 15% discount on all Pinot orders in the month of April. Join our NEWSLETTER for the discount code. WINE CLUB MEMBERS get 20% (contact us for this discount) click here for more —>


Did you hear we are hosting a chartered cruise down the Rhine and Mosel Rivers and you can join us?! We were given a special discount to share with fans of Love & Squalor wine. It is a significant discount, but there are only 12 cabins left, so if you are on the fence give our Travel Service a call right away. Mention the winery and this newsletter when you call or write to get the $1000 discount. Call Brad at Northwest Travel Service (425) 375-2676 or visit www.nwtravel.com
You can see more about our itinerary here —> UNIWORLD MOSEL in MAY

(Wine Club Members get first dibs!)

Only 100 cases of this gem produced. Great dark juicy fruit with uplifting aromatics and mouthwatering acidity.

This wine has been quietly building a grassroots fan base over the years. Aperitif style SB with rich fruit and good zing. A splash for the pot and two for the chef.

What started out as a weird experiment has now become a perennial 'go-to'. Different enough to stand out from the rosé crowd. 120 cases made.


As you may have gathered (and as our local wine club members have had the pleasure of seeing in person) we are under construction for our new winery space and tasting room. We’re hoping to be open this summer. Keep up with the progress on our Instagram (@loveandsqualorwine) or Facebook
SUMMER 2019. There will be parties!


Our next shipments and pick up party will be in the first week of May. Don't know what to get the wine lover in your life? Buy them a membership to our "Friends With Benefits" wine club. Twice yearly shipments catered to your tastes at club discount prices. We can get your first shipment out in time for summer feasts if you order soon. For more info click here or eMail us at info@loveandsqualorwine.com


We’ll be at POUR OREGON a Cellar 503 wine festival, on Sunday, April 28. This is the biggest collection of Oregon craft producers all pouring in one place. Join us in downtown Portland to experience wines from small, boutique producers from throughout the state as we kick-off Oregon Wine Month. And, raise a glass for a great cause: $10 from each ticket benefits Make-A-Wish Oregon. more here—>

#ILOVEGAMAY event — We were at the first two, were you? Join us for the 3rd annual Gamay Tasting Salon at The Nightwood featuring over 25 wineries pouring their latest Gamay Noir wines. Trail blazing Oregon wine producers have largely led the domestic growth of Gamay Noir and this year there will be some friends from California, Canada and France to celebrate I Love Gamay with us! more here —>
The Nightwood Society | Sunday May 5th, 2019 | 4pm - 7pm $35

Bay Area L&S fans, keep your eyes peeled. Matt will be headed down at the end of May for the First Ever WEST COAST RIESLING SOCIETY EVENT. West Coast Riesling Society will showcase of Riesling producers from California, Oregon and Washington with seminars, a grand tasting and dinners throughout SF 5/27-5/31 watch our social media for more info.

INTERNATIONAL PINOT NOIR CELEBRATION: Matt has participated in IPNC as a Maitre d'Hotel since 2001, and has served on the board of directors for 6 years. This year he’s honored to be the board president and additionally Love & Squalor will be a featured winery. We look forward to seeing all of your familiar faces at the party, and if you've never had the opportunity to attend, well we can't recommend it enough. Feel free to reach out and we will tell you why you simply must experience the IPNC at least once.

You can find out more about the International Pinot Noir Celebration and how to join us here —>

WHAT?! A Rosé of Gewürztraminer? Here's a nice review...

Great Northwest Wines review of Love & Squalor 2015 A Frayed Knot Rosé of Gewürztraminer, Willamette Valley

One of the leaders of Portland’s urban wine scene, Matt Berson, finally has answered the pleas of his peeps and given them a rosé — and he chose 30-year-old Gewürztraminer from prized Sunnyside Vineyard near Oregon’s state capital. Foot-pressed fruit grown by Lucille Wisniewski and Tom Owens produces an intriguing pink that could at first look be mistaken for a Pinot Gris rosé where it not for the tropical nose of lychee, rosewater and kiwi with peach pie and honey. That exotic blend of fruit makes it way to the palate with a dry approach, picking up hints of strawberry and peach skin with a lingering finish that blends pink grapefruit with tangerine. That he tagged this #orangeisthenewrosé bodes well for a 2016 version.

Rating: Excellent
Production: 110 cases
Alcohol: 13%

By Great Northwest Wine on October 1, 201 

Oregon's Best Wines!

They blind-tasted over 400 wines. Four days of arduous sipping and spitting. They chose just 15 white wines and only four were Rieslings. Love & Squalor 2010 Willamette? No. 12!

I am extremely grateful to the tired palates at the Portland Monthly for their nod. I'll buy you guys a beer.




Love and 

2010 RieslingWillamette Valley, $18

Matt Berson’s zesty riesling—made with organic grapes—is sweet, lush, and refreshing, offering flavors of peaches and mangoes for a balanced palate that’d be a perfect picnic sipper. Pack a backpack with a baguette, smoked salmon, Peppadew peppers, and a corkscrew, and you’re set for a wonderful meal.

Here's the link.