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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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Oregon Grown

Union Wine Company crafting state wines without all the fuss

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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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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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Dames of the Rogue

Meet the women influencing Southern Oregon wine

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