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Northstar has a wine-blending program, where participants learn to blend wine to their taste and create their own bottle label. Not far west across the highway, which is S.R. 125 in Washington, Basel Cellars' tasting room is part of a stunning river-rock and log lodge fit for a medieval king.(Read Full Article)
Responding to a trending interest in the connection between the geological foundation of Pacific Northwest vineyards and the region’s world-renowned wines, WinesNorthwest.com (an 18-year-old online tour guide for Northwest wine country) is set to launch its Geological Wine Tours project on Sunday, October 12.
“The matter of place,” observes Susan O’Hara, WinesNorthwest founder, “is pretty central to decision-making by Northwest winemakers, viticulturists and wine enthusiasts alike these days. That’s pretty obvious when you look at the rapid growth in the number of sub-appellations in the Northwest over the past 10 years or so and the prices ...(Read Full Article)
In Oregon, most of the wineries with wine country ambience were built in the hills, alongside the vineyards. Yes, there are plenty of winemakers on flatlands along Oregon 99W in the Dundee area, but you probably wouldn't want to bicycle there for pleasure.(Read Full Article)
Once again, Oregon wines will fly free, thanks to a program with Alaska Airlinesthat was put to the test last fall.
“It went very well,” said Ryan Pennington of Erath Winery in Dundee.
He said the Erath tasting room manager attributed at least 50 people coming in to take advantage of the program during its two-month trial period.
“That’s a nice piece of incremental business,” he told Great Northwest Wine.
The program will now run year-round out of five airports: Portland, Medford, Redmond/Bend, Eugene and Walla Walla.
Dave Rice, a direct-sales associate with Chehalem Wines in Newberg ...(Read Full Article)
Beginning May 1st, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members will be able to check one case of wine for free on their return flight to all domestic destinations departing out of four Oregon airports (Portland, Medford, Redmond, Eugene) as well as one in Washington (Walla Walla). As someone who has routinely debated whether a bottle of booze or two is worth the extra baggage fee it would cost get them ...
Tax returns are coming in for many, which hopefully are big enough for a spring getaway. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss some of the top destinations your tax returns could take you.(Read Full Article)
Oregon wines rank with the world's best although the industry is tiny compared with neighboring California. The climate can be challenging with months of wet, cold weather punctuated by a glorious summer when temperatures can reach the 90's for weeks on end.
Climate was a major factor in Oregon's late start in the wine game, but in the 1960's a few visionaries from California set out to prove the pundits wrong and demonstrate that the terroir of the Northwest is ideal for cool climate vines. One grape excels – Pinot Noir, a variety catapulted to fame by ...(Read Full Article)
Perhaps Oregon's most popular cycling adventure for local riders is staged each August by the Eola Hills Wine Cellars near Rickreall, west of Salem. In its 16th season, rides are offered on every Sunday in August.(Read Full Article)
Are you looking for something different for your next Oregon wine tour? Check out our wine hiking tour. We are once again offering these trips for the summer. However, we are not offering group trips this summer. If you would … Continue reading → The post 2013 Wine Hiking Tour Update appeared first on Grand Cru Wine Tours.(Read Full Article)
This type of trolley is still manufactured in Medford by Classic Trolley. A modern trolley obviously runs like a bus, with an engine and rubber tires, but the carriage is set up to resemble a 1920s street car trolley.(Read Full Article)
Oregonian writer Terry Richards is looking for opportunities to learn about how wine is made, from the planting of the vines, to the growing of grapes, to the harvest and bottling.(Read Full Article)
Participating vineyards at this time are Kramer Vineyards, Elk Cove Vineyards, Plum Hill Vineyards, Provincial Vineyards, David Hill Vineyard and Winery, Apolloni Vineyards and Garden Vineyards.(Read Full Article)
Last year we were able to start offering a limited number of our wiking tours. Our current plan is to offer several more wiking tours this summer. However, mother nature is holding us back a bit. We are having one … Continue reading →(Read Full Article)
On a recent outing to obtain a little more knowledge about the history of Oregon wine we were fortunate enough to be granted access to interviewing three men who have played a major part of the behind the scenes activities in our states wine industry.(Read Full Article)
The wineries of the Upper Rogue invite you to their biannual Roam the Rogue Passport Tour. The spring event will be held 10 am - 5 pm on May 26th, the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, the weekend that kicks off the peak season.(Read Full Article)
I wanted to send out an update on the status of our Oregon wine hiking tours, aka our wiking trips. We will be posting more pictures soon. Due to land access issues we were not able to get the entire … Continue reading →(Read Full Article)
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