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    Abacela, Agate Ridge shine at Southern Oregon World of Wine competition

    The Southern Oregon World of Wine grand tasting was held at Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville. (Photo courtesy of WOW) JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — An Albariño by Umpqua Valley icon Abacela and a Malbec made by Agate Ridge Vineyard in Eagle Point were the clear winners at this year’s Southern Oregon World of Wine competition, a judging panel which featured two Masters of Wine.

    12 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    Yamhill-Carlton a special place for Oregon Pinot Noir

    The old train station in Carlton, Ore., is now the tasting room for Ken Wright Cellars. It is in the heart of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Among the six small sub-appellations of the northern Willamette Valley, one of the most fascinating is Yamhill-Carlton.

    9 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Pinot in the City returns this week to Seattle

      Great Northwest Wine - - 8 readers - SEATTLE – Not a lot of Pinot Noir is made in Washington, and what is has a difficult time comparing itself with Oregon’s signature red wine grape. So Pinot Noir lovers will be rejoicing this week as Pinot in the City returns to Seattle. Some 60 Willamette Valley wineries will head north of the Columbia River for a trade and consumer tasting that takes place Thursday at Sodo Park, 3200 1st Ave. S.

      Oregon Pinot Noir trophies shine in Jory Restaurant at Allison Inn

      Great Northwest Wine - - 5 readers - Home > News > Oregon Pinot Noir trophies shine in Jory Restaurant at Allison Inn Oregon Pinot Noir trophies shine in Jory Restaurant at Allison Inn By Eric Degerman on August 30, 2014 The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Ore., will celebrate its fifth anniversary as Oregon’s wine country luxury lodge in September. (Photo courtesy of Laura Davidson Public Relations) NEWBERG, Ore.

      Ledger David Cellars hires Evans as first full-time winemaker

      Great Northwest Wine - - 4 readers - Kiley Evans returns to Southern Oregon winemaking by taking over the program at Ledger David Cellars in Central Point. Evans served as the head winemaker at Abacela and Agate Ridge Vineyard while consulting with several other Oregon wineries before spending three years in North Carolina at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery. (Photo courtesy of Ledger David Cellars) CENTRAL POINT, Ore.

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      Wine Tasting in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

      …Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir In the Oregon Willamette Valley wine region of the Dundee Hills (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Oregon is the third largest wine producing state in the US. There are 16 AVAs in Oregon with 450 wineries and 850 vineyards. Oregon and Idaho share an AVA in the Snake River Valley. Oregon and Washington share two AVAs; the Walla Walla…

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      Knudsen Vineyards — from vineyard to bottle

      … that reminded him of Oregon. Upon returning from that trip, Cal began a search for land in Oregon to plant grapes. Little did they know back then that their name would become synonymous with some of the best wines (both sparkling and still) to come out of Oregon. Back then there was only a handful of people crazy enough to attempt planting grapes…

      1 readers - By Vindulge

      Pinot in the City returns this week to Seattle

      … and Washington, D.C. “it’s exciting to return to Seattle after seeing such great reception for Pinot in the City across the country the past four years,” said Sue Horstmann, executive director of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association. “We launched here in 2010 with an event celebrating Oregon wines and could not be happier with its progress…

      8 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Yamhill-Carlton a special place for Oregon Pinot Noir

      … in Oregon. Some of Oregon’s finest wine producers are in Yamhill-Carlton, including Ken Wright Cellars, Elk Cove Vineyards, Belle Pente Winery, Shea Vineyard and WillaKenzie. The wines that come from grapes grown in Yamhill-Carlton are distinctive. They tend to be dark, earthy and brooding – entirely different than those from the Dundee Hills just a few…

      9 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Behind the Wine Label - Part 2

      …Personality can be defined as the evident traits in one’s character as it impresses another. To say that every wine embodies its own personality would not be a bold enough statement. How each winemaker influences their wine’s personality is reminiscent of parent’s influence on some of the personality traits of their child. Each wine may start from…

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      ‘Wonderful’ conditions forecast for Pacific Northwest vineyards

      …Vineyards on Washington’s Red Mountain are ripening quickly this year, thanks to one of the warmest vintages on record. This photo is of Col Solare’s estate vineyard, just below the winery. (Photo by Great Northwest Wine) ASHLAND, Ore. — Greg Jones, the world-renowned climatologist from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, issued his short-term…

      3 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Best Pairing of the Summer: Mad Violets Riesling with Grilled Oysters

      …A bright and fruity Riesling with a pair-perfect attitude. Sourced from the oldest Riesling vineyard in the Willamette Valley at Maresh Vineyard, Mad Violets Riesling develops with layers of flavors. Easing in with aromas of lemons and apricots, the wine flirts around as if its in a love triangle with sweet and tart. Vibrant on the mid-palate…

      4 readers - By Oregon Winette

      Oregon Pinot Noir trophies shine in Jory Restaurant at Allison Inn

      …Home > News > Oregon Pinot Noir trophies shine in Jory Restaurant at Allison Inn Oregon Pinot Noir trophies shine in Jory Restaurant at Allison Inn By Eric Degerman on August 30, 2014 The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Ore., will celebrate its fifth anniversary as Oregon’s wine country luxury lodge in September. (Photo courtesy of Laura…

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      Abacela, Agate Ridge shine at Southern Oregon World of Wine competition

      …The Southern Oregon World of Wine grand tasting was held at Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville. (Photo courtesy of WOW) JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — An Albariño by Umpqua Valley icon Abacela and a Malbec made by Agate Ridge Vineyard in Eagle Point were the clear winners at this year’s Southern Oregon World of Wine competition, a judging panel which featured two…

      12 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Ledger David Cellars hires Evans as first full-time winemaker

      … David Cellars) CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Florida native B. Kiley Evans got his winemaking start in Southern Oregon, and three years after making wine in North Carolina, he’s back in the Rogue Valley to work at Ledger David Cellars. And this will be the second time he’s making wine for co-owners David Traul and wife Lena Varner. Their relationship…

      4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Oregon, Unexpected (Answers.com August 2014 Wine Article Roundup)

      … give you any wine through your screen, this will have to do for now): Pioneers In Oregon Chardonnay The first of two things I didn’t expect from Oregon, both of which were highlighted at Answers.com this month. Inspired by my recent jaunt to IPNC, and the media tour that preceded it, I decided that Oregon Chardonnay was impressive enough (to me…

      4 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Maria Ponzi appointed President at Ponzi Vineyards

      … acres of certified sustainable vineyards. “Growing up in the Oregon wine industry has instilled in me a drive to promote this unique region’s beautiful bounty,” Maria said in a news release. “We have something very special here. My intention is to maintain and mirror my parents founding principles, namely product integrity and sustainability. I have…

      3 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      A Quiet Resistance (Eyrie Vineyards Original Vines Pinot Noir, In Retrospect)

      …Generally speaking, when you’re attending a Pinot Noir masterclass-style tasting hosted by one of a wine region’s most historically significant properties, it’s not considered good form to giggle like an eight year-old girl. Which, of course, didn’t stop me from doing it. The trouble was, I just found the irony so damned funny, it was like being…

      7 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      HillCrest Vineyard to pour Oregon wine at Austrian icon’s 900th anniversary

      …., so for the Umpqua Valley, that’s pretty cool.” Officially, it’s the 900 Jahre Weingut Stift Klosterneuburg, and the Aug. 30 international trade tasting will be staged on the legendary monastery grounds overlooking the Danube River near Vienna. And Oregon wine will be served. “The tasting event is really geared for the international press…

      4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Stag Hollow Vineyards — creating work-life balance

      … of a fascinating couple I met a few months ago who own and operate a small winery out of Yamhill Oregon. That couple is Mark Huff and Jill Zarnowitz, owners of Stag Hollow Winery. Stag Hollow Winery (Yamhill, Oregon) The couple purchased a 34-acre property in 1989 and began to plant grapes the next year on the steep south facing slopes of Willakenzie…

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