From left to right: Vineyard Excellence Award winner Pedro Martinez, Industry Partner Award winner Jackie Crawford, Industry Founder’s Award winner Dr. Robert Gross, Outstanding Industry Leadership Award winners Drs. Jeanne and David Beck, Lifetime Achievement Award winners Danuta and Robin Pfeiffer, and Vineyard Excellence Award winner Alejandro Avalos.##Photo by Carolyn Wells-Kramer

For the Win

Industry professionals recognized by their peers

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The many winemakers and owners that are also members of the PDX Urban Wineries Association.##Photo provided by PDX Urban Wineries Association

Rose City Rendezvous

PDX urban wineries showcase over 25 state-grown varietals

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In Memoriam: Dick Erath

Remembering the founder of Erath Winery

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Two lambs that reside at biodynamically-farmed Troon Vineyard.##Photo by Nate Winters

Mother Earth Needs Ewe

Read about winegrowers dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices

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Ducleaux Cellars’ Toby Turlay and Chris Dukelow shortly after their nuptials. ##Photo by Ducleaux Cellars

A Modern Day Brady Bunch

The love and wine story  that began with

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Dr. Levin sharing his research findings with a group of grape growers..##Photo provided

Unlocking the Secrets of the Vines

OSU’s Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center focuses on growers issues

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Spring Blooms in Yamhill-Carlton

Wineries showcase some of the region’s finest wines

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Jessica Mozeico co-founded Et Fille Wines in 2003 with father Howard. ## Photo by Carolyn Wells-Cramer

Roaring Twenties

Seven wineries share advice and observations from the past 20 years

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A look into what was once called Happy Valley by the locals from the Celestial Hill garden and overlooking Glenn Vineyard, planted in 2002.##Photo provided by Celestial Hill Vineyard

Heavenly Juice

Starry-skied Celestial Hill Vineyard focuses on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

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Glass Half Empty

Wine has a serious image problem

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Airplane Mode

McMinnville Wine + Food Classic celebrates 30 years

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Dave and Lois Cho of CHO Wines. ##Photo courtesy of Cho Wines and the Oregon Wine Board

Rising through the Ranks

State wines received major recognition

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Working the harvest season as an intern can be a grueling, yet highly rewarding experience, filled with physical and mental challenges. Read what this writer learned while laboring over fermenting grapes in the winery at Hazelfern Cellars. ##Photo by Carolyn Wells-Kramer

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Harvest Intern?

Story by Sarah Murdoch Four decades ago, I was a bored Portland teenager until agriculture began to awaken my senses. Money was tight in the mid-80s, so I wrangled my friends into picking walnuts on Parrett ...

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Spirit tastings take place within the Brixeur cottage, located next to the Trisaetum winery on Ribbon Ridge.##Photo provided

From Barrel to Brixeur

When someone owns and operates both a successful winery and art gallery, starting a distillery might not feel like the next logical step. Unless, of course, you’re James Frey of Trisaetum Winery.


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Winter Slumber

The wines from the last vintage are snug in their barrels or tanks with some nearing bottling. But what’s going on in the vineyard? The winter or dormant period in a vineyard is quite busy with pruning, vineyard repairs and other activities, all in preparation for the coming vintage.


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Panel discussion during 2019 event.From left; Robert Brittan, Brittan Vineyards; Kate Payne-Brown, Stoller Family Estate; Jason Lett, The Eyrie Vineyards, Ben Castell, Bethel Heights Vineyard and Michael G. Etzel, Beaux Frères.##Photo by Neal Hulkower

Sip, Sip, Hooray!

The proof exists in the numbers: Oregon Chardonnay is in a bull market. From 2018 to 2021, planted acres increased over 13 percent from 2,406 to 2,724, and harvested acres were up almost 5 percent from 2,185 to 2,291. Over the same period, the price per ton rose a whopping 45 percent, from $1,860 to $2,700. The great white grape of Burgundy firmly holds third place after Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris as the most planted grape in the Beaver State.


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Our Legacy Harvested 2022 interns at the end of their internships, standing with the nonprofit’s founder. From left: Denzel Green, Marcela Alcantar-Marshall, Tiquette Bramlett and Raven Blake. (Intern Dr. Kimberley Dockery is not pictured in the photo.) ##Photo by Patty Mamula

Reaping the Rewards

When Tiquette Bramlett was named president of Compris Vineyard in 2020, she was the first black woman to head a Willamette Valley winery. Immediately, she began blazing trails for others, including nonprofit to attract more diverse people into Oregon’s wineries. Our Legacy Harvested, or OLH, empowers and educates BIPOC individuals in the wine industry.


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A 2020 enology education breakout seminar featured “Wholecluster fermentation: intent, execution, expression and analytics” included a tasting. ##Photo by Carolyn Wells-Kramer

In the Flesh

Jump into a time machine with me as we return to the early days of Oregon wine.


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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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Founder Ryan Harms.##Photo PROVIDED

Oregon Grown

Union Wine Company crafting state wines without all the fuss

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