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Speakers Alice Achayo (left) and Miguel De Léon presenting a session titled Decolonize Your Palate. ##Image provided

Assemblage of the Masses

Immediately upon entering the stunning barn conference room at Abbey Road Farm Winery for Assemblage Symposium 2022, I was struck by a feeling of singularity. Diverse and different people— probably ...

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Véronique Boss-Drouhin of Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Roserock Oregon, and Isabelle Dutartre of De Ponte Cellars. ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

French Connection

Forty years of friendship informs Caballus Cellars, a joint project between two of Oregon’s most esteemed winemakers, Véronique Boss-Drouhin of Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Roserock Oregon, ...

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Newly elected McMinnville mayor Remy Drabkin. ##Photo by Zachary Alan Photography

Remy at the reins

Remy Drabkin was born and raised in McMinnville before traveling the world and making wine in faraway places. She returned to her roots, proud to call McMinnville home. Pride is a life theme for her. Not ...

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José Tejada smiles after receiving his AHIVOY program certificate of completion. ##Photo by Sean Carr

Graduation Day Tres

On April 27, 15 men completed the Asociación Hispana de la Industria del Vino en Oregon y Comunidad, or AHIVOY. The Wine Industry Professional Training Program is the third – and largest – ...

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Down to Earth

In keeping with the sage advice about eating an elephant, the best way to sample an American Viticultural Area, or AVA, is one sip at a time! Yamhill-Carlton AVA recently held their annual– once ...

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Fragile new grape buds showing signs of frost-damage. ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Freaky Frost

After winter unexpectedly revisited the region last month, it caused unprecedented damage. Winegrapes, still in their initial formative stage known as “bud break” or “bud burst,” ...

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Witness Trees Vineyard Sells

Real estate investors/operators Matthew Felton and Jay Mason, have partnered to acquire the 105-acre Witness Tree Vineyard. The sale closed April 15. Located 10 miles northeast of Salem in the Eola-Amity ...

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Memorial Weekend & Oregon Wine Month

Tastings and more in the month of May

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Free-range chicken at Tabula Rasa Farms. ##Photo by Maggie Kirkland

Meat Me in Wine Country

Oregon farmers commit to humane production, stewardship of the land and superior protein

 

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Winemakers and representatives
pour their wares during the 50th Greatest
of the Grape hosted at Southern Oregon
Wine Institute. ##Photo by Andrew Calvert

Golden Hour

Historic celebration shines bright at 50

 

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Keynote speakers David Montgomery and Anne Biklé are introduced to the virtual attendees of the annual LIVE meeting.

Force of Nature

Organization online for annual meeting

 

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Steve Lutz,
owner/winemaker
of Lenné Estate,
guides guests during
a blind tasting
of his and other
Pinot Noirs.##Photo by Annelise Kelly

Blind Date

Lenné Estate Pinot tasting a risky but educational experience

 

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Winemakers Brianne Day and Colin Howard of Day Wines. ##Photo by Viggo Day

Bittersweet Bambino

Amaro the perfect end to dinner and a column

 

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Bigger Slice

Wineries aim to capture more DTC sales

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Guests soak up the sunny weather at Anne Amie during the 2022 Bubbles Fest. ##Photo provided

Rising to the Top

Bubbles Fest proves annual favorite

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Guests at the Chardonnay Celebration enjoy samples offered at the 2022 event. ##Photo by Josh Chang

Secret's Out

Chardonnay Celebration bubbles with excitement

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Allen Methven ##Photo provided

In Memoriam: Allen Methven

Remembering the owner of Methven Family Vineyards

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D’Anu Wine Bar features a variety of wines, including the winery’s latest release, a first-ever Primitivo, also known as Zinfandel.  ##Photo provided

Heart of Hillsboro

Williams creates downtown destination

 

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Eugenia Keegan, general manager and vice president of
Oregon winery operations and business development
for Jackson Family Wines. ##Photo by Carolyn Wells-Kramer

Leading Light

Keegan keeps Oregon flame burning bright

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Iruai owners/winemakers Chad and Michelle Westbrook Hinds  ##Photo provided

Surf's Up

Iruai rides Rogue wave

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Shine On

Latest reports show Oregon a bright spot in U.S. market

 

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