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Oregon-grown olives and truffles are
classing up local cuisine with delicious 
and distinctive flavors.

Essential Oils

Mint. Filberts. Tart cherries. Strawberries. Fine wines and liqueurs.

Now, to its already extensive list of premium agricultural products, Oregon is adding culinary liquid gold — oil, that is.

A handful of farmers in western and southern Oregon, including the winery-famous Red Hills, are experimenting with growing olive trees for oil production.
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Ned and Kirsten Lumpkin own the Carlton Winemakers Studio with partners Eric Hamacher and Luisa Ponzi.

Under One Innovative Roof

When Eric Hamacher and his wife Luisa Ponzi teamed up with Ned and Kirsten Lumpkin back in 2001, the business they decided to launch hadn’t been done before.
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On Your Marks, Get Set…

Carlton lands Oregon’s first wine country half marathon on Labor Day weekend and is expected to attract more than 1,500 runners.

Land-Use Dilemma

Wineries' growing on-site commerce clashes with Oregon's land-use laws. The debate is heating up in Yamhill County and stating to spread across the state.
Lynn Penner-Ash

Willamette Winemakers at Portland City Club

Pat Dudley, Lynn Penner-Ash and Susan Sokol Blosser present Oregon wine industry overview at City Club of Portland.
Canopy Wine Marketing Network: Sheila Nicholas, left, Andrea Johnson, Leah Jorgensen, Claudia Bowers, Dixie Huey, Carrie Higgins, Amy Hall and Cara Pepper Day.Photo by Andrea Johnson

Canopy Covers It All

Wine-related businesses in the Pacific Northwest now have a versatile resource through the newly formed Canopy Wine Marketing Network.

Summer Sippin’ in Sunny Sisters

On June 19, take advantage of the region’s great weather by attending the brand new Sisters Wine & Brew Festival in Central Oregon.

Lawton Winery Closes

Keith and Robin Lawton closed Lawton Winery at the end of December.

All for the Kids

On Feb. 20, Carlton Together Cares, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing youth and community services to the greater Carlton area, will commence its seventh annual gala/auction event, Flavors of Carlton at Ken Wright Cellars.

CWA Gears Up for 2010

Since the first auction in 1982, CWA has raised a cumulative $21.5 million for children and families in need in Portland and Southwest Washington, making CWA one of the top five charity auctions in the country, according to Wine Spectator. Hot off their silver anniversary year, the Classic Wines Auction is ready for number 26.

Go with the Flow, Have Some Fun

Like years before, Confluence: A Wine, Beer, Seafood & Music Festival promises to be a relaxing and memorable Oregon Coast event.
Fortify your passion for pairing port and chocolate.

Sweet Romance

Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate and, for many, wine. Bringing the two together seems easy enough, but not all matches are equal. For Port and chocolate, I do believe it is a match made in hedonist heaven.
Chefs Studio: Blake Van Roekel, left, RobertReynolds, Kristen D. Murray and CourtneySproule.

For the Love of Food

Many Portlanders fall in love on the corner of S.E. 28th and Pine. Some even declare it love at first sight.
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Oregon Wine Country join running series

Successful "Wine Country Half Marathon" series already drawing thousands in California announces expansion to Oregon with a Labor Day weekend race.
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#3 Story: The Allison Inn & Spa/Inn at Red Hills

Two great new Inns open in Wine Country

#6 Story: Vindication of a Vintage

Setting the Record Straight: Oregon’s 2007 Pinot Noirs are true to form, tasty with food
Richard Sommer

#2 Story: In Memoriam to four men who made a difference

Oregon Wine Industry fondly remembers four men.

Letter from Jason Lett

Letter from Jason Lett
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Quotes & Notes on Papa Pinot

Quotes & Notes on Papa Pinot

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Live and Lett Live

Papa Pinot lived a life of family, friends and firsts David Russell Lett {1939–2008}
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