Buddhism in the vineyard

Steven Thompson of Analemma

Each block of vines on Analemma’s estate in north-east Oregon is named for a state of mind, and for co-owner Steven Thompson, pictured above, meditation is every bit as important as fermentation. Elaine and Samantha paid a visit.

In the Pacific Northwest of the United States, the Columbia Gorge AVA overlays a canyon carved out of the Cascade Range by the Columbia River (see this map). The appellation stretches along 40 miles (64 km) of the river with mountain slopes to the north and south. Being inside the Cascade Range but along the river, the Columbia Gorge AVA includes...