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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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Etienne Bizot ##Photo courtesy of Societe Jacques Bollinger

Bollingers Buy Ponzi

Bizot discusses family’s purchase of iconic winery

 

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Charley Coury chats with host David Adelsheim for the 50th anniversary video series.

Meeting of the Minds

Adelsheim and Knudsen honor 50 years with interviews

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JP Valot of Valcan Cellars and Eric Weisinger of Weisinger Family Winery join forces to produce a special Oregon Malbec. ##Photo provided

World Malbec Day

Celebrate Oregon’s dark, plump, robust red

 

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Jim Maresh on his tractor in the Dundee Hills. ##Photo by Del Munroe

Tribute to Jim Maresh

A fond farewell to a Dundee Hills original

 

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Ximena Orrego, Carla Rodriguez, JP Valot ##Photo by Michael Carey Photography

LatinX Leadership

Hispanic winery owners making waves in Oregon

 

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Brick House Vineyards in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Grassroots of Ribbon Ridge

Oregon’s smallest AVA big on growing green

 

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Standing: (from left) Elena Rodriguez, Alumbra Cellars; Cristina Gonazalez, Gonzalez Wine Co.; José Maritnez Lopez (graduate), Ponzi Vineyards; Sergio Reyes (graduate), Montinore; Daniel Barajas (graduate), Results Partners; Jessica Sandrock, AHIVOY; Alejandro Avalos (graduate), Montinore; Rich Schmidt, Linfield University; Alejandro Moreno (graduate), Results Partners; Miguel Angel Azua (graduate), Wine by Joe; Omar Garcia Perea (graduate), Beaux Frères; DeAnna Ornelas, Winderlea; Sam Parra, Parra Wine Co. Sitting: Sofia Torres-McKay (founder), Cramoisi Vineyard; Miguel López (founder), Red Dirt Vineyard Management & Winemaking.#Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Graduation Day

AHIVOY celebrates inaugural cohort

 

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Carla David, Wild Wines owner and winemaker. ##Photo by Rory Finney

Fruit Alors!

Homesteader ferments Oregon state flower

 

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Stoller Wine Group has expanded into Central Oregon. Stoller Wine Bar in Bend offers wines from the winery’s different brands and more. ##Photo provided

Around the Bend

High desert welcomes Stoller and others

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The Climatology Report semnar is led by Dr. Greg Jones.

Distance Learning

OWB hosts pandemic-proof virtual symposium

 

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Left: Ken Bollick. RightL Gabriela “Gabi” Vignes.

Welcome to the Team

New hires in Willamette and Rogue valleys

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Guests relax inside their own personal cocoons at Willamette Valley Vineyards. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Pod People

Domes for outdoor delight

 

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Economic Impact

Long-term growth trajectory in 2019  encounters 2020 headwinds

 

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Ben Martin, Dauntless Wine Cø. ##Photo provided

Cult of Personality

Craft vintners full of character, charisma

 

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Felix Madrid of Carlo & Julian Vineyard and Winery. ##Photo by Michael Alberty

Half-Sibling Revelry

Bordeaux-style Blend reveals maligned grape’s Willamette Valley potential

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