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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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Moderator L.M. Archer (far right) and panelists (from left) Jessica Thomas of Sweet Cheeks Winery, Craig Camp of Troon Vineyard and Christine Clair of Willamette Valley Vineyards discuss Oregon sparkling.  ##Photo provided

Matter of Media

Writers, podcasters convene in Eugene

 

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Friends enjoy the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers’ Magic in the Mountains tasting in Newberg at The Allison Inn & Spa.##Photo by Raymond Hall/Click Photography

Magic Mountain

A fun ride through a complex AVA

 

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Auctioneer Fritz Hatton leads the live segment this year’s Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction. Event chairs Jessica Endsworth and Rob Alstrin watch the action unfold.##Photo by Easton Richmond

Lots to Celebrate

Auction goes hybrid, earns high praise

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Guests enjoy a ride in the classic 1969 Land Rover at Rain Dance Vineyards in Newberg.##Photo courtesy of Travel Newberg

Land Rover, Land Rover

Send thirsty guests on over

 

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Winemaker Corey Schuster of Jackalope Wines. ##Photo by Michael Alberty

Fielder's Choice

Meet the white wine never meant to be: Jackalope Wine Cellars 2019 Field Blend. Happenstance never tasted so good. In 2019, Corey Schuster was all set to make a 100% Alvarinho wine for his Jackalope label. ...

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Willamette Valley Vineyards’ digital rendering of the new Lake Oswego restaurant. ##Image provided

Expanding Horizons

Iconic brand building large facility, multiple restaurants

 

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Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein in a dress by designer Komi Jean Pierre Nugloze featured at N'Kossi Boutique in Portland. ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Playing Her Part

Oregon’s first female African American winery owner uses platform for progress

 

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KOIN 6 News’ graphic shows record temperatures on June 28 for several cities, including the state’s capitol where the thermometer topped a blistering 117 degrees.

Taking the Temp

Growers face unknowns after heat dome

 

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Jared Collins instructs Briley Ingram (from left), Chloe Warren, Layla Knight, Olivia Davison, Kaydence Vertner and Nole Lawson in the Tiger Vines Vineyard.##Photo by Brett Curtis

Reading, Writing, Rosé

Class always in session for YCHS Pinot Noir vines

 

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Harry Peterson-Nedry, founder of RR and Ridgecrest wineries, has been leading the push for the protection of wine region names since 2002. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

WV in the EU

Willamette Valley granted PGI

 

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Workers fill buckets with freshly picked wine grapes during Fairsing Vineyard’s 2018 harvest in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.  ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Short on Labor

Scarcity of workers lays ground for challenging harvest, changing industry

 

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Artist Maria Huppi. After becoming a quadriplegic in 2000, she learned the process of painting using a mouthstick. ##Photo provided

Half-Full

Local mouth-painter dips into wine

 

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Guests relax with wine and food on Aurora Colony Vineyards’ expansive deck. ##Photo provided

Aurora Oasis

Wine and food in a historic hub

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