##Photo by Carolyn Wells-Kramer

In Memoriam: Fletcher Birdwell

From harvest intern to assistant winemaker

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2023 Thanksgiving & Pre-Thanksgiving weekends

Willamette Valley  Amity iOTA Cellars Nov. 18-19 (11 am to 5 pm) Our only open house of the year, Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend, we invite you taste our iOTA, Pelos Sandberg Vineyard, Pinot Noirs, from ...

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Madeline Rausch, winemaker at Bergström Wines, using a technique called pigéage à pied (foot stomping) on freshly-picked whole clusters of Pinot Noir grapes.

Rachising Up Pinot Noir

Stems add more dimension to Willamette Valley’s most produced wine

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Jessica Cortell adds wine collection to growing list of accomplishments 

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Willamette Valley Vineyards  UV-C robot eliminates the need for organic sulfur or fungicides.##Photo provided by Willamette Valley Vineyards

Terroir + Tech

Wine industry embraces digital tools

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Acorn to Oak staff, from left: James Litton, Victor Sandoval, Alyssa Sepulveda and Paul Johnson standing in front of the mural by Allison Hmura.##Photo by Neal D. Hulkower

Acorn to Oak

Linfield raises the bar

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Banner announcing a BIG Recyclers glass collection event.##Photo by Chris Lueck

Wine’s Glass Problem

And it’s weighty, literally 

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Left Coast Estate maintains a trail that leads hikers through the property’s massive native white oak savanna. ##Photo by Greg Norton

Take a Hike

New book highlights numerous wine country trails

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Bree Stock, co-owner of Limited Addition Wines and consulting winemaker for Artist Block (left) with Artist Block founder Anna Sweet. Adorning the wall is Sweet’s whimsical art installation. Each donut is available for purchase. More of Sweet’s art is displayed in the tasting room for guests to enjoy (and buy right off the walls).##Photo by Anna Sweet, owner of Artist Block, assisted by Emma Schmitt

Fun & Fresh

Wineries challenging the status quo

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Two of many Scottish Highland cattle roaming Soter’s Mineral Springs Ranch. ##Photo provided by Soter Vineyards

Proof is in the Pinot

Biodynamically-farmed Soter Vineyards celebrates 25 year anniversary

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A diagram outlining the various aspects of different ecosystem services.##Stock image

Biodiversity Buzz

Learn about provisions, regulating, cultural and supporting services

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A person bidding on a lot during Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction. ##Photo by Carolyn Wells-Kramer

Paddles Up

Willamette Valley Wineries Association auction raises over $680,000

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Visitors stay toasty around a fire pit at Pete’s Mountain Vineyard & Winery in West Linn.##Photo provided

Blaze a New Trail

Explore wineries in the Mount Hood Territory

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Members and graduates of the pEr From left; Miguel Lopez, AHIVOY co- founder, Red Dirt Vineyard Management and Wine Making; DeAnna Ornelas, AHIVOY president, Winderlea Vineyard and Winery tasting room and hospitality manager; Hector Cabrera, AHIVOY graduate, Argyle Winery equipment supervisor; Elena Rodriguez, AHIVOY Board of Directors, Alumbra Cellars president and winemaker; Adrian Mendoza, AHIVOY graduate, Northwest Wine Company vineyard supervisor, Alad Vineyard owner; Ivan George, AHIVOY graduate, Vitis Terra Vineyard Services assistant vineyard manager; Sofia Torres McKay, AHIVOY co-founder, Cramoisi Vineyard owner and winegrower; Sam Parra, AHIVOY co-chair, Parra Wine Co. proprietor;  Sonia Nieto Solano, AHIVOY graduate, Results Partners vineyard manager; Neal D. Hulkower, AHIVOY Board of Directors; Bryan Berenguer, AHIVOY Board of Directors, Human Cellars winemaker, Chemeketa Community College vineyard management instructor; Cristina Gonzales, AHIVOY secretary, Gonzales Wine Company winemaker and founder; Fermin Valdovinos, AHIVOY graduate, Four Diamonds vineyard supervisor and maintenance; Elizabeth Sánchez, AHIVOY graduate, Four Diamonds vineyard maintenance; plus Lava girl, Cramoisi Vineyard tasting room greeter and vineyard dog.

Divine Knowledge

Vineyard stewards benefit from learning why

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Pinot Gris grapes growing in the vineyard at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale.##Photo provided by McMenamins

Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s 40

McMenamins celebrates Ruby (Ale) Anniversary

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Cliff Creek Cellars is well-known for elegant, bold wines, grown at their 230 acre estate property, Sams Valley Vineyard.##Photo provided by Cliff Creek Cellars

Deeply Rooted

Cliff Creek Cellars' family legacy firmly established in Oregon

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Here comes harvest…

Learn more about the grape ripening process

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Aerial view of Fairsing Vineyards’ many forested areas, including the White oaks they are working to preserve.##Photo provided by Fairsing Vineyard

Lucky Horseshoe

Winemakers prosper in Yamhill-Carlton AVA 

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A visit to Longplay Wines includes listening to a curated selection of music albums on the record player.##Photo by Todd Hansen of Longplay Wines

Hit the Right Notes

Taste of wine influenced by wine

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A Quick Look at Slow Wine

Many Willamette Valley wineries are included in upcoming guide

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Visitors at Red Lily Vineyards can enjoy wine along the banks of the Applegate River.

All Roads Lead To Wine

Discover the diversity found in the Rogue Valley

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