Gearing Up to Go Dark

Vineyards prepare for burst of visitors ahead of solar eclipse

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Bridgeview s Rene Eichmann stands on the eroding bank of Sucker Creek, where his vines flourished until the creek changed course this winter. ##Photo by Maureen Flanagan Battistella

A River Runs Through It

Vineyards work with agencies to protect vulnerable watersheds

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The Siskiyou Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for Deer Creek Vineyards, located in the Illinois Valley, a southwestern region of the Rogue Valley. ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Oregon’s Illinois

State of wine in Rogue Valley’s southwestern region

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Keeler Estate in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA has signed the Willamette Valley Oak Accord, assuring the community the Oregon white oaks on the property are protected. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Disappearing Act

Willamette growers sign accord to save Oregon white oak

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Oregon AVA 101

Although Central Oregon is  not an AVA, the state does have 18 official regions all Oregon wine lovers should know.

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Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards in Terrebonne offers exceptional views of Mount Bachelor, Broken Top and the Three Sisters. ##Photo by Senneh O Reilly Heirloom Images Photography

High Desert Endurance

Central Oregon wine region continues establishing roots

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Mike Wallis, proprietor of The Cellar on 10th in Astoria, speaks with a customer at the wine shop. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Perkolating Pursuits

Merchants brew up extras, boosting bottle sales

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Stephen Day explains the step-by-step process of making whiskey in his Dayton-based distillery, Branch Point, slated to open in 2018. ##Photo by Marcus Larson

Distill My Heart

Oregon's latest love story: SPIRITS

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Aromas of peaches and bread combine with flavors of apple, more peach and honey for a fantastic taste experience. Its long finish, smooth yet dry, simply adds to the overall delight. (60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay) www.argylewinery.com ($100/three bottles) ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Sabering the Holidays

Toast the season with sparkling

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Ellen Brittan and Cat Kaczynski pour customers a taste of Brittan Vineyards’ McMinnville AVA Pinot Noir. ##Photo by Marcus Larson

Smack in the Middle

Strolling McMinnville is a trip through the heart of wine country 

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For 29 years, Salomon Orozco has been supporting his family picking grapes in Oregon — the last 24 of those years at Cristom in the Eola-Amity Hills. He works with his wife, son, nephews and nieces. He calls the grapes his babies; the wine industry, his family. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

¡Salud! Celebrates Silver

Vineyard worker healthcare program stronger than ever at 25

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Geologist Dr. Scott Burns speaks to a crowd attending a site visit at Stoller Family Estate in Dayton during the International Terroir Congress, which was hosted for the first time in Oregon, July 10–14. ##Photo by Maureen Battistella

Talking Terroir

Eleventh International Terroir Congress convenes in Oregon

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Lights glow above the trailers at The Vintages; each comes with a couple bikes for cruising the Dayton RV park. ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

The Mini Vacay

Tiny house sensation fuels little lodging with big personality

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Shuhe Hawkins and Kate Larsen aboard the Royaliste, an interpretation of a ketch-rigged privateer typical of those in service between 1755 and 1812. ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Yo-ho-ho and a Bottle of Wine!

Seven Sails makes a splash with Portland-grown Gris

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News Briefs

July 2016

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Star Student

UCC/SOWI Grad shines with winning wines

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Yamhill-Carlton AVA members at Anne Amie Vineyards. ##Photo by RJ Studios.

Tasting the AVA

Yamhill-Carlton event always a fine time

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A young Joe Dobbes helps with his parents’ vineyard located in East Willamette Valley. ##Photo courtesy of Dobbes Family Estate

Third Decade’s a Charm

Joe Dobbes celebrates 30 years in wine Industry

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Royal Comfort’s wine diner at the Interwine convention.

Breaking into China

Oregon exporter/importer starts small in big market

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Paige Cook ##Photo by David Sischo

Umpqua’s New Wave

AVA builds on success with pool of young talent

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A block of Merlot thrives at Eagle Creek Vineyards, owned by Lance and Jacki Adams. The vines were planted in 2013. This was the first vineyard Travis and Michael Cook planted outside their own estate vineyard. ##Photo by Timothy Bishop

Snake River Rising

Mostly Idaho AVA Expands Oregon Side

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