Category: Press

Ayoub, one of “Thirty Wineries to Discover” from Wine Spectator

Editors’ Picks: Thirty Wineries to Discover – Big-name wineries get most of the attention, but there are lesser-known producers around the world whose commitment to quality and value across a range of releases makes them deserving of a place at your table. Here, Wine Spectator editors shine a spotlight on some of these underappreciated gems, with scores, notes… Read more »

Excerpt from Vertical The Novel

Vertical Rex Pickett, author of Sideways “Then he held up the bottle and showed me the label. “This is an “08 Ayoub from just down the road. Mo is a small-production, artisanal maker of only Pinot Noir. No more than a few hundred cases of this stuff. Never gets out of Oregon.” He added with a crinkly smile, “We like… Read more »

Ayoub Featured in Wine Enthusiast

Ayoub Wines featured in Gregutt’s article “The Wine Roads of Oregon” from May 2010 The Wine Roads of Oregon From Portland to the rustic hills of Chehalem, great wines, food and hospitality await the intrepid wine trekker. BY PAUL GREGUTT Many lovely surprises await first-time visitors to Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley, best known as the… Read more »

A Visit with Mo Ayoub

WINE SPECTATOR Harvey Steiman At Large “The wines have been stellar: outstanding in every vintage… The 2008, about to be released is a marvel of complex red fruits, earthy undertones and mascarpone notes on a silky, seductive frame.” -Harvey Steiman, April 2010


THE OREGONIAN Katherine Cole interview with Rex Pickett, author of Sideways and Vertical “When I was tasting Mohamad Ayoub’s wine, I thought, “There is nothing like this in Santa Ynez. These wines are state of the art.” And I suddenly realized I waned to write about this place.” – Rex Pickett, September 2009 Read full article

Ayoub featured Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator features Mo Ayoub in article “A Dot-Com Survivor Finds a New Calling” January 2007 “His first release, Ayoub Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2004, rates among the best of the state’s newcomers. The lovely, graceful Pinot has density and depth. The gentle blueberry and cherry fruit mingles with delicate touches of cinnamon and nutmeg, the flavors lingering attractively.” –… Read more »