1. Articles in category: Oregon Wine Features

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    1. Celebrating Oregon's sub-appellations and their distinct aroma and flavor profiles: Wine Notes

      Explore oregonlive.com (Mar 13 2014)

      Celebrating Oregon's sub-appellations and their distinct aroma and flavor profiles: Wine Notes

      Instead of asking each other, "Who's your favorite winemaker?", we should start asking a different question: "What's your favorite sub-appellation?"

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    2. Optimism running high as picking begins in Oregon: Warm, long growing season, dry forecast bode for promising vintage

      Explore OWB Blog (Sep 11 2013)

      Optimism running high as picking begins in Oregon: Warm, long growing season, dry forecast bode for promising vintage

      The wine grape harvest is officially under way at many of Oregon’s 463 wineries and 849 vineyards as the state’s industry looks forward to one of its earliest and most promising harvests in years. Temperatures are tracking well above recent years and among the highest in some locations in more than a decade.

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    3. 2013 Spring Wine Guide: Welcome to Oregon wine country

      Explore oregonlive.com (May 20 2013)

      2013 Spring Wine Guide: Welcome to Oregon wine country

      Take a break from the cares of the world and visit a few of the gorgeous wineries that will be open over the Memorial holiday weekend. Our spring guide has the tools you need to plan your tour, as well as some of the latest news on Oregon wine.

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    4. Oregon wineries top 2 million case mark for first time: 2011 census shows sales, production growth exceeds industry average

      Explore OWB Blog (Dec 12 2012)

      Oregon wineries top 2 million case mark for first time: 2011 census shows sales, production growth exceeds industry average

      PORTLAND, Dec. 12, 2012 –Oregon’s $3 billion wine industry continue to outpace much of the rest of the U.S. wine industry by topping the 2 million case sales level for the first time in its 50-year history, according to the 2011 Oregon Winery Census Report released today by the Oregon Wine Board (OWB). The census was conducted and produced by Southern Oregon University’s Southern Oregon Research Center in Ashland.

      Oregon’s 463 wineries saw overall sales increase 9% both in volume and sales revenue, making 2011 the biggest year in the history of the industry. Total case ...

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    5. American Wine Society Annual Conference Kicks Off Nov. 8 in Portland

      Explore OWB Blog (Oct 29 2012)

      American Wine Society Annual Conference Kicks Off Nov. 8 in Portland

      The American Wine Society kicks off its 45th annual conference next week with about 500 wine enthusiasts converging on Portland for the three-day show, Nov. 8-10.

       

       

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    6. “Giddy” Oregon winemakers headed for epic 2012 vintage

      Explore OWB Blog (Oct 10 2012)

      “Giddy” Oregon winemakers headed for epic 2012 vintage By OWB Staff   PORTLAND – Oct. 10, 2012 -- Oregon’s burgeoning wine industry is headed down the home stretch to what some are calling an epic harvest that could lead to one of the best vintages in the history of the 50-year-old region.   “This harvest has been amazing,” said Jesse Lange of Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, who described himself as downright giddy. “Epic is the word I used earlier to describe this coming vintage and it’s turning out to be accurate.”   The Oregon industry has experienced one of its driest harvest season on record as much of the state ... (Read Full Article)

    7. OREGON: PART 1 – 50 YEARS IN THE MAKING

      Explore The Drinks Business (Sep 25 2012)

      OREGON: PART 1 – 50 YEARS IN THE MAKING

      Oregon wine country as we know it today really started to formulate in the 1960s.

      In 1961, Richard Sommer, a UC Davis graduate, began making wine south of Portland in the Umpqua Valley under the Hillcrest Vineyard label. In 1964, David Lett, ignoring UC Davis professor, Maynard Amerine’s advice that Oregon was too cold and wet for grapes, went ahead and searched for an ideal vineyard site in the State. In went Pinot Noir vines in a temporary nursery in Corvallis before Lett found his preferred spot in the Willamette Valley’s Dundee Hills. It was here that Eyrie ...

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    8. Oregon wine is aging well

      Explore oregonlive.com (Sep 24 2012)

      Oregon wine is aging well

      I began covering wine for The Oregonian a decade ago. At that time, the industry was established but unsophisticated; wine country didn't boast a luxury hotel or many fine-dining options. Vintners answered the phone -- or didn't -- while sitting on the backs of tractors, or while driving their vans to town to "hand sell" their wares to restaurateurs and shop owners. 

      Today, more often than not, local wineries employ marketing teams and distribution firms to handle messaging and deliveries. The Willamette Valley, Rogue Valley and Columbia Gorge appellations, in particular, have seen spectacular growth as wine-tourism destinations. And the ...

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    9. Oregon Eco-Winery Goes Beyond LEED

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      Oregon Eco-Winery Goes Beyond LEED

      In 2002, more than a dozen structures and countless trees were scorched in the course of the Biscuit Fire, which took down roughly 500,000 acres in southern Oregon. Now a Dayton-area winery with a history of green innovation - Stoller Family Estate - has put a number of those trees to use in its new tasting room, along with a whole lot of solar power. This wood comes courtesy of the "standing dead," i.e., trees that were killed by the fire but were left standing, often in excellent shape for tho

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    10. Stoller's new tasting room goes beyond LEED

      Explore EarthTechling (Sep 11 2012)

      Stoller's new tasting room goes beyond LEED

      In 2002, more than a dozen structures and countless trees were scorched in the course of the Biscuit Fire, which took down roughly 500,000 acres in southern Oregon. Now a Dayton-area winery with a history of green innovation — Stoller Family Estate — has put a number of those trees to use in its new tasting room, along with a whole lot of solar power. This wood comes courtesy of the “standing dead,” i.e., trees that were killed by the fire but were left standing, often in excellent shape for tho

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    11. Superior Additions

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Jul 2 2012)

      Superior Additions Eateries excel in their selection of Oregon wines  (Read Full Article)

    12. Message in a Bottle

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Jul 1 2012)

      Message in a Bottle Southern Oregon wineries meet to discuss sales and marketing (Read Full Article)

    13. Branding the Northwest

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Jul 1 2012)

      Oregon and Washington leaders hope to synergize marketing (Read Full Article)

    14. Weaving a better welcome mat

      Explore NewsRegister.com (Jun 27 2012)

      Wineries with locales in common join forces to entice tasters

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    15. Regarding: Oregon wants to double UK sales within three years

      Explore Wine Blog (Jun 14 2012)

      Regarding: Oregon wants to double UK sales within three years

      I just read this story: Oregon wants to double UK sales within three years, published by Harpers, a UK magazine. The following was written by Gemma McKenna, on Thursday, 24 May 2012: The head of the Oregon Wine Board hopes to double its UK sales within the next three years. Tom Danowski, executive director, told [...]

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    16. The Wine Press | Explore all the Pacific Northwest has to offer

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      The Wine Press | Explore all the Pacific Northwest has to offer

      Doug Frost is a wine and spirits consultant based in Kansas City. He holds the rare dual distinction of master of wine and master sommelier. His column appears in The Star’s Food section. Reach him at wine@kcstar.com.

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    17. It's Oregon Wine Month

      Explore Wine Business (May 14 2012)

      It's Oregon Wine Month

      Governor John Kitzhaber signed a proclamation designating May 2012 as Oregon Wine Month to promote Oregon wine and recogize how wonderful it is. It's the first time there’s been an “Oregon Wine Month” since 1989 when Neil Goldschmidt was Governor. For a time, Goldschmidt had his own vineyard and winery. 

      Oregon Wine Month includes retail, restaurant and consumer events and promotions. It started with a consumer event in Portland, “Unwine’d: Celebrating Oregon Wine.” I was there with small group for a quick media tour with the Oregon Wine Board. We covered a lot of ground in three ...

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    18. Oregon Wine: Beyond Pinot Noir

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      Oregon Wine: Beyond Pinot Noir

      Oregon ranks third in the number of wineries and fourth in wine production in the United States. In its relatively short 40-year history, the Oregon wine industry has evolved into a world-class wine region. Today, Oregon boasts over 400 wineries and 16 AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas). With those AVA’s found in both warm and cool [...] Oregon Wine: Beyond Pinot Noir was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps - Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

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    19. Wine country plate available today

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      Wine country plate available today

      Starting Monday, Oregon drivers will be able to purchase wine country automobile license plates for an ongoing $30 surcharge.

      The plates were approved during the state's 2011 legislative session under Senate Bill 442, brainchild of Angie Morris, CEO of Travel Salem. The request was made under the auspices of Cultivating Communities, a non-profit Travel Salem arm created by Morris just for that purpose.

      Drivers will be able to customize the wine country plate, which was designed by artist Judy Phipps. But no references to wine will be allowed, as the Oregon DMV prohibits allusions to sex, drugs, alcohol and ...

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    20. OPB Documentary Chronicles Fascinating History of Oregon Wine Industry

      Explore OWB Blog (May 9 2012)

      OPB Documentary Chronicles Fascinating History of Oregon Wine Industry

      If you missed last night’s OPB Oregon Experience documentary on the making of the Oregon wine industry, there are still some opportunities to watch it. The hour-long program may be the consummate piece on the history of the wine industry. It follows the paths of the pioneers and tells the story in their own words, not the mention offering some breathtaking video footage. You have several choices to watch or record it. Or you can stream it to your computer or smart phone from the OPB website.  The next airings are: Thursday, May 10, 1 a.m.Sunday, May ...

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    21. Far East meets West in the vineyard

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      Far East meets West in the vineyard

      Japanese people like Oregon wine. I know this because sales to the land of electronics and efficient cars have grown, according to reports from the Oregon Wine Board — and because six people from Tokyo and Osaka told me so. In March, a group from Mottox, the fifth-largest wine distributor in Japan, flew in to visit Ted Gerber of Foris Vineyards in Cave Junction. The group toured the perfectly pruned pinot noir vines, checked out the wine-storage rooms with cases stacked to the ceiling and stayed

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    22. Celebrating Oregon Wine

      Explore Oregon Winette (May 8 2012)

      Celebrating Oregon Wine

      To kick off Oregon Wine Month, the Oregon Wine Board set loose more than 80 wineries on Portland’s Leftbank Annex on April 29 for an evening of unforgettable tastings all under one roof. With representatives from all the wine regions … Continue reading →

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    23. Yamhill Carlton Winegrowers install Gateway Signs

      Explore OWB Blog (May 7 2012)

      Yamhill Carlton Winegrowers install Gateway Signs

      The Yamhill Carlton Winegrowers Association has installed four new gateway signs on the south side of Carlton, alongside Highway 47. The Yamhill Carlton Winegrowers have also recently distributed a wine video that highlights the Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area (AVA) and the unique character of its wines. The neatly combed benchlands and hillsides of the Yamhill Carlton American Viticultural Area are home of some of the finest Pinot noir vineyards in the world. This pastoral corner of Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley is known for its coarse grained, ancient marine sedimentary soils. The soils drain quickly, which inhibits vegetative growth, leading ...

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    24. Tracing the fruition of Oregon's wine industry

      Explore oregonlive.com (May 6 2012)

      Tracing the fruition of Oregon's wine industry

      A new episode of the "Oregon Experience" documentary show explores the state's wine history.

      "In the beginning, the late 1960s and early 1970s, they were bearded young men and overall-wearing women. They were college graduates who had majored in engineering, philosophy, political science or the liberal arts. But they found their life’s work in the hills and farmlands of the Willamette Valley."

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