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Dominio IV Imagination Series bottles on display at the winemaker’s dinner.##Photo by Shelby Almli

The Shape of Wine

Imagination Wine Series draws up interactive dinner

 

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The interior of Catalyst Wine Collective offers a warm, chic atmosphere.##Photo provided

Rising Like a Phoenix

New Southern Oregon tasting rooms now open

 

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Michael Thiele, founder and president of Apis Arborea.##Photo courtesy of Apis Arborea

Re-wild at Heart

Bee conservation abuzz at Troon

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Sommelier Levi Seed (left) and winemaker Nicholas Keeler at Keeler Estate Vineyard. ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Pouring it Forward

Sommelier’s cancer journey inspires wine collaboration for research

 

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The Oregon Wine Experience under the big tent at Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville. ##Photo by David Gibb

Experience Matters

Celebration plans in-person, virtual events

 

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Rich Cushman, Viento Wines. ##Photo by Michael Alberty

Four Under Flor

Abandoned barrels bloom in Hood River

 

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Archival Spirits founder Alex Morrow. ##Photo by Stuart Perkins

Reviving the Apéritif

Archival breathes old life into new spirits

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Bubbles of different methods and varieties make up the evolving landscape of Oregon sparkling. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Offbeat Bubbles

Uncorking Oregon’s unexpected

 

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Redside Ranch Vineyard manager Ryder Redfield (left) and vineyard manager Kerry Damon at the Terrebonne vineyard site where Marquette, a French-American hybrid, grows. ##Photo provided

Marquette Mania

Redside wins gold with Minnesota hybrid

 

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Top row (from left): Yuliana Cisneros-Guillén; Rich Schmidt; Sofía Torres McKay; Javier Castaneda (Nysa); Enrique Cervantez Diaz (Lange); Ulises Ayala (Arylin); Christina Gonzales; Miguel López; Jessica Sandrock. Bottom row: DeAnna Ornelas; Elena Rodriguez; Leydi Gonzalaz (Vitis Terra); Ivan George (Vitis Terra); Sonia Nieto Solano (Archery Summit); Cynthia Hernandez (Alumbra); Eva López (Red Dirt); Sam López (Red Dirt). Not pictured: Roman Carbajal Franco (Atlas). ##Photo by Sean Carr

Graduation Day Dos

AHIVOY’s second class includes first women

 

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Nicolas-Jay’s new tasting room is open by appointment. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Dundee Hills Headliner

Nicolas-Jay raises curtain on new tasting room

 

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Mini Banks ##Photo provided

Buy the Horns

Young investor acquires Cowhorn

 

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Springtime at Quail Run Vineyards in the Rogue Valley. Owners Don and Traute Moore began farming wine grapes in the area in 1989. General manager Michael Moore oversees operations. ##Photo provided

A Fiery Fable

Rebuffed, smoke-exposed Pinot wins gold

 

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Oregon Wine Month + Memorial Weekend

East Willamette Valley Mount Angel Paradis VineyardsMay 29–31 (noon to 5 p.m.) Free glass with tasting flight and two-bottle purchase. Tasting fee: $10 and 15% off all purchases.230 E. ...

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Jon and Kathy Lauer (left), owners of Bryn Mawr Vineyards, outside the tasting room with hospitality manager Karyn Howard Smith. ##Photo by Patty Mamula

Sheer Pleasure

Steep learning curve yields satisfying results

 

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Colin Knudsen (from left), Cal Knudsen, David Knudsen and Page Knudsen Cowles shown with Cal and Julia Lee Knudsen’s 50-year-old 1970 Mercedes 280 SL purchased just before the 1971 founding of Knudsen Vineyards. ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

The Road Home

The Road Home

 

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Franchere Wine Co. winemaker Mike Hinds at Hanson Vineyards in Woodburn. ##Photo by Michael Alberty

Parliament of Vowels

Franchere sparks A.E.I.O.U. revolution

 

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A couple enjoys the sunny weather at 2Hawk Vineyard and Winery in Medford. ##Photo courtesy of 2Hawk Vineyard

Out(side) You Go!

As COVID-19 vaccines increase, so do plans for summer wine tasting. “This really opens the door to a lot of things,” said Alex Sokol Blosser, president of the Oregon Winegrowers’ Association. ...

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Bob McRitchie at Sokol Blosser Winery, circa 1977. ##Photo provided

Remembering Bob McRitchie

A Willamette Valley legend

 

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Linfield archivist Rich Schmidt interviews Liz Chambers of Elizabeth Chambers Cellar in McMinnville.##Photo courtesy of the Oregon Wine History Archive

Linfield Archive

Documenting Oregon wine’s past, present and future

 

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Judges and organizers (from left): Carl Giavanti, Chris Sawyer, A.J. Weinzettle, Eric Degerman, Brianne Cohen, Ken Robertson, Ellen Landis, Cyndi Gierok, Hoke Harden, Maxine Borcherding, Timothy Nishimoto, Rolland Toevs and Chris Czarnecki. Patrick McElligott not pictured. ##Photo provided

A Classic Competition

Mac Wine & Food Classic continues contest

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