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Dramatic clouds hang over harvest at Elton Vineyard outside Salem in the Eola-Amity Hills. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Pick of the Crop

Great consistency across AVAs in 2021

 

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Ken Friedenreich ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

In Memoriam: Ken Friedenreich

(1947-2021)

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Thanksgiving Weekend

East Willamette Valley Oregon City Christopher Bridge Nov. 26–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Welcome to our Thanksgiving Weekend tour of Christopher Bridge estate wines: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, rosé ...

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MacHabitat has chosen the Gonzalez family for its new charity house in partnership with the Willamette Valley Wineries Association. The family stands on the future house site. ##Photo by Adrian Chitty

The Home that Wine Country Built

WVWA gives back with HFH house

 

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Vidon Vineyard owners Erin (standing left) and Dru Allen (kneeling left), Tiquette Bramlett, Vidon president (standing right), and David Bellows, Vidon winemaker (kneeling right). ##Photo provided

Raising the Temp

Introducing a new Tempranillo celebration

 

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Maria Stuart, co-owner of R. Stuart & Co. in McMinnville. ##Photo by Carolyn Wells-Kramer

In Memoriam: Maria Stuart

(1964–2021)

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Vitaly and Kimberly on the porch at Paley’s Place donning masks and continuing stellar service. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Time & Place

Portland restaurant icon, Oregon wine advocate closes influential chapter

 

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¡Salud! auction planning group, circa 1992. In the parentheses is the winery/vineyard the person was associated with in 1992. From left: Steve Vuylsteke (Oak Knoll), Peter Adams, (Adams Vineyard Winery), Terry Casteel (Bethel Heights), Russ Raney (Evesham Wood), Mary Raney (Evesham Wood), Bill Hatcher (Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Marilyn Webb (Bethel Heights), Carol Adams (Adams Vineyard Winery), unidentified, Dick Erath (Erath Winery), Diana Lett (The Eyrie Vineyards), Joan Erath (Erath Winery) and Nancy Ponzi (Ponzi Vineyards). ##Photo provided

Decades of Care

By OWP Staff As the pandemic continues, ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction will host its annual auction virtually, Nov. 8–14, raising funds for accessible healthcare services for Oregon ...

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Leah Lyon of King Estate. ##Photo by Andy Nelson

Crushing It

From field to lab, vintage 2021 a success

 

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Distaff Wine Company owners Moira (from left), Roísìn, Angelica, Marie-Therese and Brigid O’Reilly. ##Photo by Eamond O Reilly

Sister Act

O’Reillys land in Newberg via Yakima

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The Carlton Winemakers Studio tasting room entrance. ##Photo provided

Studio Sold

Hampton Lumber buys Oregon’s innovative Carlton winery

 

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Red Lily Vineyards owner Rachael Martin serves tasting samples in test tubes with a descriptive menu as a guide. ##Photo provided

Stay the Course

Despite obstacles, future appears clear

 

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Jack Czarnecki prepares dinner for The Joel Palmer House guests during the winter of 1998. ##Photo by Sol Neeman/News-Register

Morel of the Story

Family at the heart of Czarnecki mushroom legacy

 

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Tim Matz was recently named Domaine Serene Chair in Wine Business and Director of the Evenstad Center for Wine Education at Linfield University. ##PHOTO BY TIMOTHY D. SOFRANKO/LINFIELD UNIVERSITY

Linfield Hires

Wine executive now leads school’s wine program

 

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Celebrating Hispanic Roots 2021 participants include (from left): Sofia Torres, Cramoisi Vineyard & Winery; Leo Rodriguez, Alumbra Cellars; Ximena Orrego, Atticus Wines; JP Valot, Valcan Cellars; Carla Rodriguez, Beacon Hill Winery & Vineyard; Sam Parra, Parra Wine Co. ##Photo by Michael Cary Arellano

LatinX and Proud

Celebrating Hispanic Roots returns

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Wineries innovate to maintain or increase sales while keeping safe during the pandemic. For example, at Willamette Valley Vineyards, guests relax inside their own personal cocoons at the Turner estate tasting room.
##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Hindsight of 2020

Report shows tough year yet resilient sales

 

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Friends prepare for the “Find the Wine & Beer” event inside Echo’s corn maze.##Photo provided

Corny Times Ahead

Amaze-ing farm fests and pumpkin patches, too

 

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Stewart Boedecker of Boedecker Cellars in Portland (left) and Boris Wiedenfeld-Needham of The Olde McKenzie Bitters Co. and Bo’s Wine Depot in Eugene and Springfield. ##Photo by Curt Pantuso

Bubbles, Bubbles, Toil, No Troubles

Friends brew up frightfully good spritzer

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Participants at the 2021 Women in Wine conference listen to speakers via Zoom at Argyle.##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Woman Up

Forum raises female voices

 

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Master falconer Alina Blakenship of Sky Guardian Falconry works with Tempest, a saker falcon.##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Prey Tell

Deep dive into the vineyard’s winged worker

 

 

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Seven Hills Winery founder Casey McClellan (left) and new head winemaker Bobby Richards.##Photo courtesy of Seven Hills

Passing the Thief

Leadership changes at Walla Walla original

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