About the Author
More than a year's worth of delicious research went into the creation of WineTrails of Oregon. But somebody had to do it. That somebody is Steve Roberts, a native of the Pacific Northwest, who set out on a journey to satisfy his love of wine and stumbled on a wonderful secret that the tasting rooms of Oregon are fun to explore and, better yet, their wines are amazing. He visited 200 wineries and learned why Oregon has become a major producer of premium wines as well as an emerging destination for wine tour vacations. With notebook, pen and camera in hand, Steve visited tasting rooms throughout the state to capture their ambiance and amenities, interview winemakers, take pictures and gain firsthand knowledge on where to stay and where to eat. To make your wine tour a great experience (and avoid the numerous mistakes he made during his travels) he evolved the WineTrails concept and launched a website (winetrailsnw.com). When he s not visiting wineries, Steve is the owner and president of Orca Bay Benefits, he works with small businesses meeting their health insurance needs. He's an insurance broker by day and a guidebook writer by night. An odd dichotomy but it works.