COMMENTARY

View of Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn outside McMinnville.
Photo by Chrissy Ragulsky

Authentic Oregon

Over the years, the wines that captivate and inspire me have one thing in common: Regardless of origin, they are authentic. These artisan wines stand out like beacons in the vast sea of mute, mass produced, soul-less wines that dominate the shelves of many wine shops and most supermarkets today.

Dynamics of an Industry

Production from one vintage to the next, growth, rankings and fruit sources of individual wineries and processing facilities are indicators of what, where, who, how and how much is happening in the ever-evolving landscape of a dynamic industry.

OWP Toasts a Legend: Papa Pinot

There was only one person we wanted to honor, and it didn’t seem right to recognize him for just 2008. It’s been his contributions for over 40 years that marks David Lett.

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A Perfect Return

Seduced by Pinot Noir in New Zealand

It’s All About the Blog

Wine blogging is rapidly changing the face of wine media

Roll Out the Barrels

The Pacific Northwest’s only wine cooperage calls Mac home
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Escape to a Classier Coast

Oregon’s Central Coast has high tides and high class
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A Sweet Day to Turn 150

This Valentine’s Day, Oregonians have a lot to celebrate. Not only is it a day reserved for candy hearts and romance, but it is also Oregon’s birthday, 150 years to be exact.

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CWA Celebrates Silver

Classic Wines Auction looks back at 25 successful years

An Introductory Trio

Three Angels Winery enters market with wines seldom seen

Where Art Thou Ashland?

Ashland art more lovely and temperate
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OWP Celebrates 25 Years

The Oregon Wine Press was first published in 1984—then called the The Oregon Wine Calendar—by founders and longtime publishers Richard Hopkins and Elaine Cohen.

The First Fruit

Vintage gets going in Marlborough, New Zealand

High Quality Fuels Demand

Oregon wine industry remains positive with its distinct product

More Takes on Economic Times

Shakeout anticipated for Oregon industry over course of recession

A Lady Walks into a Wine Bar…

It is April again, and if you remember last year—grape undies, John Paul, sparkling, a Napoleonesque hat—you know that OWP takes April Fools seriously, well, as much as you can for printed pranks.

Sub-AVAs Undercut Oregon

A closer look at the fragmentation of an industry

The Lowest Hanging Fruit

Online sales, direct shipping bring big benefits to small wineries

Tasting Season in Full Bloom

Throughout Oregon Wine Country, flowers have blossomed, buds have broken and the summer tasting season has begun.

Defending Oregon’s Sub-AVAs

Four noted winemakers respond to Hatcher’s guest column

Winemaking Secrets

No matter the hemisphere, it’s all in the soil
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