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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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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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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A gorgeous Texas evening as the sun sets over Signor Vineyards.##Photo by Moviesauce

From the Valley to the Hills

Experienced Oregon winemaker also finds success in Texes

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Drink Beyond the Vine

Oregon's new Wine Country Whiskey Trail

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The winning collection of ciders.##Photo provided by Northwest Cider Association

Ciderhouse Rules

A Northwest Cider Cup Judge's perspective

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An example of the digital graphics found in the Oregon Wine Board’s Wine Flies Free toolkit, available to participating wineries. ABOVE: A traveler checking a case of Oregon wine before her flight.##Image coutesty of The Oregon Wine Board

Come Fly with Me

The continued popularity of Alaska Airlines' Wine Flies Free program

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A family out for a stroll on the tree-lined streets of downtown Walla Walla. ##Photo by Richard Duval

The Walkable Wonder of Walla Walla

Spend a weekend walking, wining & drinking downtown

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From left: Grandchildren Anya and Savonne stand with grandparents Traute and Don Moore and father Michael.##Photo provided

In Memoriam: Traute and Don Moore

Remembering the founders of Quail Run Vineyards and South Stage Cellars

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Weather, Climate and Wine: Bloom Boom

Grape flowering occurred during favorable weather

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Example of the Oregon Wine Country license plate design.

Driving Oregon Wine

Vehicle plates draw attention and dollars to state's wine

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Walla Walla celebrates widely-planted grape variety

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Uncorking Alternatives

Alt Wine Fest offers unique wine samples

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Rounding the Bend

High desert welcomes Walla Walla Wineries

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Rosé and Shine

Drink Pink celebrates 10 years

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Oregon wine legend Dick Erath##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Dick Erath: Remembering an Oregon wine pioneer

Oregon wine pioneer Dick Erath died March 29, following two weeks in the hospital. He was 87. A former engineer, Erath was first inspired to pursue winemaking in 1965 following an early garage experiment. After completing coursework at University of California, Davis, in 1968, Erath moved his family to the Dundee Hills. An old logger’s cabin on 49 acres would serve as home—  and impromptu winery— for many years. The following spring, he planted the Dundee Hills’ first wine grapes, 23 varieties. Pinot Noir flourished. By 1972, Erath had produced his first commercial wine of 216 cases. Intrigued with French varieties, he soon became instrumental in importing French clones to Oregon. In 1976, Erath broke ground on the first winery in the Dundee Hills. In 2006, he sold the winery and brand to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. He lived in Vancouver, Washington, with his wife, author C.J. David Erath. The Erath Family Foundation continues its contributions to the industry.


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