TOP STORIES OF 2013

Harvest starts
earlier than usual at
Stoller Family Estate
and other Willamette
Valley vineyards.Marcus Larson photo

October weather brings big-time benefits for vintage 2013

September showers were followed by rare October warmth, making 2013 harvest planning a challenge.

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Top Production: Oregon's largest facilities report

There were three categories of winegrapes harvest during 2013. Those picked before, during and after the September monsoons. Consequently, there will be notable differences among some 2013 Oregon wines.

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Soléna EstateAndrea Johnson photo

Companies from around globe invest in Oregon

Players from California, Washington and even Burgundy invest in Oregon wines.

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The new Elkton AVAJanis Miglavs photo

Elkton Oregon AVA becomes state's 17th appellation

It took years for the new Elkton Oregon AVA — the state’s 17th American Viticultural Area — to be federally approved in February.

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Inaugural SOURCE survey shows great grape gains in 2012

2012 report shows substantial production increases over the previous year.

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Alexandrine Roy enjoys a glass of wine and the Phelps Creek vineyard puppy, Rosie Rosé, a 9-month-old chocolate Labrador Retriever.

Gorge winery hires real-deal Burgundian

Winemaker leaves France for opportunity with Phelps Creek Vineyard.

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Chehalem offers a red and white on tap in the tasting room located in downtown Newberg.Marcus Larson photo

Wine Bills Pass: Growlers allowed, non-wine rural events limited

State legislators are big on beer but they restrict farmland activities after land use debate.

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Duck Pond Dynasty: Oregon winery celebrates 20 years

Over 20 years, the Dundee-based winery has grown to become Oregon’s fourth largest winery.

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Linfield College in McMinnville.

Linfield begins wine education program

College establishes one-year program for students headed into the wine industry.

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Joan Davenport (1937-2013)

In Memoriam

B&B owner Joan Davenport and winemaker Aron Hess are remembered.

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James Martin presents his business venture, Copa Di Vino, to judges on the ABC TV show “Shark Tank.”

'Shark Tank' Twice: Copa Di Vino appears again on ABC show

James Martin never took money, never sold shares in his business while on TV and he still gained traction.

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