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Founder Ryan Harms.##Photo PROVIDED

Oregon Grown

Union Wine Company crafting state wines without all the fuss

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2022 Person of the Year Janie Brooks Heuck welcomes guests from the entrance of the Brooks Wine tasting room and winery.

2022 OWP Person of the Year: Janie Brooks Heuck

Janie Brooks Heuck has been at the helm of Brooks Wine since 2004. She was thrust into the position following the unexpected death of her brother Jimi. Jimi’s legacy and philosophy drove the work of Brooks Wine, and the 2004 vintage continues to be at the forefront of the winery’s story.

 

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Bottles filled with Méthode Traditionnelle/Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine are packed in case boxes, ready to ship. This is often the final of a dozen touches.

Bubbling Up

Méthode Champenoise has a Sparkling Future in Oregon

 

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Flight two first provides tasters with a more traditional Daiginjo, then two very unique, unexpected sakés; Joto Yuzu, infused with fruit, and Hannya, infused with plum wine and chili peppers.##Photo by Paula Bandy

Phoenix Rising

Southern Oregon tragedy presents an opportunity to innovate 

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Photo by Neal Hulkower

Adult Ed

American Wine Society provides learning opportunities 

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Tekstura Wine Co. owner Michael Baryla sampling fruit in his Redford-Wetle Vineyard, first planted by wine pioneer Myron Redford. ##Photo Courtesy of TEKSTURA WINE CO.

Rare Finds

Get to know these small producers

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Just picked Pinot Noir grapes during harvest at Anahata Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills. 
At The Joy vacation rental sits on the property, surrounded by grapevines.##Photo by Carolyn Wells-Kramer

Worth The Wait

Delayed growing season produces exceptional fruit 

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2022 Thanksgiving & Pre-Thanksgiving weekends

Holiday festivities in Oregon Wine Country

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##Photo by Molly Bermea

Dames of the Rogue

Meet the women influencing Southern Oregon wine

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David Hamilton standing in front of his winery, located in a sprawling, 125-year-old former mercantile building in John Day. ##Photo by Rick F. Lamountain

Go (John) Day Drinking

David Hamilton Winery focuses on unique fruit wines

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Fair Weather Forecast

Dry conditions a blessing during harvest

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A couple of the original grapevines planted in front of Dr. John McLoughlin’s home, who served as chief factor at Fort Vancouver.##Photo provided

A Tale Divine

How grapevines may have arrived in the Pacific Northwest

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Guests enjoying sunshine and views at the new Domaine Willamette Winery. ##Photo provided

Sparkling House on a Hilltop

Willamette Valley Vineyard’s Domaine Willamette Opens

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6:27 p.m.  Sept. 8: Wildfire smoke as it approached Belle Colline Vineyard, in the Willamette Valley’s Chehalem Mountains AVA. ##Photo by Carolyn Wells-Kramer

Trial by Fire

THE STORY OF OREGON’S 2020 VINTAGE

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The Fullerton family, including dog Phoebe.##Photo by Josh Chang

Promise Fulfilled

Fullerton Wines is building a family legacy bottle by bottle

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Qvevri vessel graveyard at the Ikalto Monastery. Since it could take a year to produce a qvevri, they weren’t broken up and discarded when no longer useful. ##Photo by Neal d. Hulkower

Exploring Georgia

The cradle of wine

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Find Õkta’s entrance on McMinnville’s trendy Third Street.##Photo by Evan Sung

Cloudy with a Chance of Stars

McMinnville’s new restaurant opens

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Event guests enjoyed samples of wine straight from the barrel.##Photo by Steven Addington Photography

Vignettes Vignerons

Oregon Wine Experience funds with fun

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Oregon Wine LAB boasts patio space large enough to accommodate a thirsty crowd.

Tippling in Track Town

A guide to Eugene's urban tasting rooms. 

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Anacréon Winery owners, Danell and Kipp Myers, enjoy time in their Chehalem Mountains estate vineyard.  Their red 1947 Ford pickup is the winery mascot, perfect for photos and enjoyed by visiting guests. ##Photo BY CAROLYN WELLS KRAMER

Curating Connections

Anacréon Winery extends a seat at their family’s table

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Forecasting Success

How weather affects the coming vintage

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