Helioterra 2013 Pinot Blanc - Colleen's Kitchen

With the gray skies and rain lifting here in the Pacific Northwest, I find myself breaking out the white wines more and more. A little sunshine always makes me yearn for a cool, crisp white to accompany a light meal. An excellent example of that is this Helioterra 2013 Pinot Blanc with my Spring Pea Farro Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette.

A small, artisan winery based in Portland, Oregon, Helioterra operates in the capable hands of winemaker Anne Hubatch. Anne studied at the hands of well known vintners including Eric Hamacher, David Adelsheim, Dave Paige, Joe Dobbs, and Alfredo Apolloni before launching her own label, Helioterra, in 2009. And thank goodness she did, because the 2013 Pinot Blanc is truly outstanding.

Helioterra 2013 Pinot Blanc - Colleen's Kitchen

Fresh and bright, the Helioterra 2013 Pinot Blanc has flavors of meyer lemon, fennel, and a slight minerality that make it a perfect combination with my Spring Pea Farro Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette. Together, the two remind me that spring truly has arrived and summer is just around the corner.

Buy a bottle of Helioterra 2013 Pinot Blanc here.

Get the recipe for Spring Pea Farro Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette here.

As with any part of a healthy lifestyle, always enjoy alcohol responsibly and in moderation.

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Colleen Fields is a food enthusiast and healthy lifestyle convert who has married these two interests to create delicious dishes that lead to long term weight loss success. As a single, working mom, Colleen struggled with her weight for years and tried every diet out there without success. When she began her weight loss journey, she realized that her cooking style needed to change. However, Colleen recognized that the only “healthy” cookbooks and television shows available focused on deprivational diets rather than behavioral changes that lead to long term weight loss success. As a result, she began experimenting and creating her own dishes. By eating smarter and moving more, Colleen took back her life and has lost over 100 pounds, going from a size 26W to a size 12, and maintains her weight today. Through her food blog, www.colleens-kitchen.com, and cookbooks Colleen hopes to share her success with others struggling with obesity and demonstrate that a healthy lifestyle is not only obtainable, but it is also sustainable. Follow Colleen on Facebook, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.

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