1. Duck Pond Cellars invests in Umpqua Valley Pinot Noir

    Great Northwest Wine (Jan 8 2013)

    1. Duck Pond Cellars invests in Umpqua Valley Pinot Noir

      This spring, the Fries family and Duck Pond Cellars in Dundee, Ore., will celebrate 20 years as a Willamette Valley winery.

      During those two decades, though, they’ve expanded their vineyard program to more than 1,000 acres, nearly evenly split between Oregon and Washington, and created Desert Wind Winery in Prosser, Wash.

      Oregon Pinot Noir in the Umpqua Valley

      Greg Fries, director of winemaking for his father, Doug, has been overseeing the family’s newest planting, a 275-acre site in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley. Greg, while soft-spoken, seems to enjoy talking about the future of Coles Valley Vineyard ...

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