Features

Pigeon with Blue Cheese Tortellini and Walnuts ## Photo by Andrea Johnson

Fare Is Fowl

And fowl is game on for Oregon’s top chefs

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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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