1. Origin ’13: Feasting with the Wines of Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge

    Wine Julia (Jul 10 2013)

    1. Origin ’13: Feasting with the Wines of Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge

      Envision the beginning of the world through the history of Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge: virtually simultaneous cataclysmic floods, tumultuous winds, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The ultimate creation was complex soils with, yes, perfect qualities to support original vineyards and world class wines.

      Once chaos subsided (relatively recently) intrepid characters from all walks of life — farmers, teachers, doctors, artists and artisans, scientists, and the “everyman” — came together, inspired by their love of exceptional wine, and unified by a goal to harness the power of these geologic phenomena. For the good of mankind, they rolled up their sleeves, dug ...

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