1. Articles in category: Wineries in the News

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    1. Northwest wineries to help food banks during Thanksgiving weekend

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Nov 25 2014)

      Wineries in two of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest wine regions are using Thanksgiving weekend to help those needing relief from hunger as Washington’s Yakima Valley and Oregon’s Willamette Valley are donating tasting fees or staging large-scale food drives.

      Wine Yakima Valley partners with Northwest Harvest — a statewide hunger relief agency — to help feed those who are struggling. Participating tasting rooms during the Thanksgiving weekend will feature a Thanksgiving in Wine Country Taste to Fight Hunger donation box.

      For example, Gilbert Cellars in Yakima plans to donate all proceeds from its featured tastings to the Taste to Fight ...

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    2. Honeywood Winery celebrates 80 years

      Explore Statesman Journal (Nov 24 2014)

      Honeywood Winery celebrates 80 years

      It may be hard to believe, but Honeywood Winery in Salem traces its roots all the way back to the repeal of Prohibition.

      On Dec. 8, 1933, John Wood and Ron Honeyman stood in line to receive a document that would allow them to make alcoholic beverages after Prohibition had been repealed the day before.

      The winery, now owned by the Gallick family, looks back at the winery's rich history as it prepares to celebrate its 80th birthday with festivities on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to ...

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    3. New Yorkers Bought (Almost) All of Division Winemaking Company's Wine

      Explore wweek.com (Nov 24 2014)

      New Yorkers made a run on Portland urban winery Division Winemaking Company's supplies, nearly cleaning the winery out of its stocks. Turns out when the New York Times sings our praises, they're just fattening us up before they have us with dinner. 

      Portland-area wineries dominated the New York Times' November 10 roundup of wines to drink with Thanksgiving dinner. In particular, renowned wine critic Eric Asimov singled out Division's Gamay Noir as  the best red to pair with a Thankgiving meal. 

      "Our top bottle was the 2012 Willamette Valley Gamay Noir from Division Wine Company, brought by ...

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    4. Oregon wine industry honors Bernau, Vlossak for ¡Salud! work

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Nov 24 2014)

      Oregon wine industry honors Bernau, Vlossak for ¡Salud! work

      Willamette Valley Vineyards founder Jim Bernau and St. Innocent winemaker Mark Vlossak were honored by their Oregon wine industry peers earlier this month during the 23rd annual ¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir auction, which raised $722,000 for vineyard workers’ healthcare.

      Bernau, who in 1983 began transforming a plum orchard into the Turner, Ore., showpiece vineyard and winery, was presented the Los Heroes de ¡Salud! Award. Vlossak, with 26 years at his Eola-Amity Hills winery, received the Legacy Winemaker Award amid the two evenings of festivities in the north Willamette Valley.

      “We are so grateful to all of our auction guests ...

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    5. Mid-valley wineries are starting to come into their own

      Explore Corvallis Gazette (Nov 24 2014)

      Mid-valley wineries are starting to come into their own

      Devotees of the Willamette Valley’s world-class pinot noirs and other fine wines speak knowingly about subregions such as the Dundee Hills southwest of Portland or the Eola Hills west of Salem.

      But nobody’s talking about the mid-valley, the stretch from Monmouth through Corvallis down to Junction City — or, at least, they weren’t.

      That may be starting to change, thanks to some excellent showings by local producers in recent competitions and a collaborative effort to build a distinctive identity in the increasingly crowded field of Willamette Valley wineries.

      A half-dozen mid-valley wineries — Lumos Wine Co., Airlie Winery, Tyee ...

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    6. Jay McDonald: A driving force, and a product of, Carlton's wine boom

      Explore oregonlive.com (Nov 21 2014)

      Jay McDonald: A driving force, and a product of, Carlton's wine boom

      If you want the history of Carlton's wine boom in a nutshell, just look at Jay McDonald's resume.

      He arrived in Carlton in 1993, before wine tasting rooms, before the tourists, before the national magazines had even heard of it. Twenty years later, he's gone from hobbyist to apprentice to winemaker. He's gone from being on the winemaking fringe, to negociant (that's French forwine merchant) to bonded winery owner making his own wine. He's both a driving force and a product of Carlton's growing wine industry, his career evolving in lock-step with ...

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    7. Oregon's Ponzi Vineyards - A Family Success

      Explore Wine-Searcher. Find and Price Wines. (Nov 20 2014)

      Oregon's Ponzi Vineyards - A Family Success

      Ponzi Vineyards' flagship tasting room – one of three Ponzi tasting rooms in Oregon – is sleek and expansive, an architectural showpiece swathed in subtle shades of grey, ivory, black and natural wood. It accommodates 100 guests and includes two bocce courts and a wraparound veranda heated by fireplaces.

      Looking around, company president Maria Ponzi can't quite believe it's for real.

      Ponzi Vineyards has come a long way since then, thanks to the determination of a remarkable family."I remember peeking out of the upstairs window of our house with my sister and fighting over who would have to go ...

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    8. Oregon sommeliers lead a secret double-life ... as winemakers: Wine Notes

      Explore oregonlive.com (Nov 12 2014)

      Oregon sommeliers lead a secret double-life ... as winemakers: Wine Notes

      Meet the Portland contingent of a winemaking movement that has been flowering all over the United States recently: the advent of the sommelier-winemaker. Call them SWs. Or, in honor of the tastevin (the silver saucer that some sommeliers still wear around their necks), maybe we can deem them "tastemakers."

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    9. 1st harvest at Erath’s Willakia Vineyard ‘something special’

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Nov 12 2014)

      1st harvest at Erath’s Willakia Vineyard ‘something special’

      With the first harvest barely in the cellar, Erath Winery‘s Gary Horner could not be more ebullient about the grapes he received from Willakia, his new estate vineyard.

      “The opportunity to do something special from there is pretty exciting,” the longtime Erath winemaker enthusiastically told Great Northwest Wine. “It’s insane, really.”

      Ste. Michelle Wine Estates purchased Willakia in March, making it the Woodinville, Wash., company’s first Oregon vineyard. The property in the Eola-Amity Hills northwest of Salem is 298 acres in size, with 119 acres planted: 98 acres of Pinot Noir and 21 acres of Chardonnay. About ...

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    10. Chapter 24 Vineyards opens Dundee tasting room

      Explore Welcome to Examiner.com (Nov 10 2014)

      Chapter 24 Vineyards opens Dundee tasting room

      Chapter 24 Vineyards is named after the the final chapter of Homer's Odyssey, and they are bringing their craft wines home to Dundee, Oregon. The new tasting room transformed an old gas station into a bright and artsy space to frame their wines as well as hosting performances and creative events.

      Chapter 24 Vineyards
      Wendy Bumgardner

      Architect Woodson Rainey Jr and artist Cathie Bleck created a post-industrial space with wood, glass and concrete. The mural along the curved wall behind the tasting counter swirls with black and white setting off scenes of nature and dreams.

      Chapter 24 Vineyards was named one of ...

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    11. Grant's Getaways: Vines, Wines & Fall Colors

      Explore kgw.com (Nov 9 2014)

      Nearby, be sure to visit Tyee Wine Cellars and spend time with Dave Buchanan; a pioneer in the Oregon wine industry who boasts of five generations of family that have worked their Oregon Century Farm. He said that in the mid-1970s, he turned away from ...

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    12. Columbia Gorge dynamic and growing wine region

      Explore bellinghamherald.com (Nov 7 2014)

      Columbia Gorge dynamic and growing wine region

      One of the most excited but least understood Northwest wine regions is the Columbia Gorge.

      Officially the Columbia Gorge American Viticultural Area is a grape-growing region that crosses both sides of the Columbia River, surrounding the city of Hood River, Ore., and such towns as White Salmon and Bingen, Wash.

      But in reality, the region known as “the Gorge” extends from Troutdale, Ore., in the west to Goldendale, Wash., in the east.

      It is a fascinating area because the western part of the region is a cool, rainy climate. This makes it a good area for growing Pinot Noir, Gew ...

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    13. 2012 Fausse Piste "Garde Manger" Syrah

      Explore The Passionate Foodie (Nov 5 2014)

      2012 Fausse Piste "Garde Manger" Syrah

      My first taste of this wine was at my regular poker game, where I shared a bottle with my good friend Adam of Wine ZagWe both were impressed with this wine. I then had a second bottle with dinner one evening, pairing it with a beef dish, and I was still impressed. And at its price point, I think this wine is a great choice for any wine lover seeking an affordable wine to intrigue their palate.

      The Fausse Piste winery is owned by Jesse Skiles, who began his career as a chef, having graduated from the Culinary Institute ...

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    14. Winery helps Oregon military veterans

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Nov 4 2014)

      Winery helps Oregon military veterans

      Gary Mortensen has long been fascinated with history and telling the story of Oregon’s military veterans.

      Now the documentary filmmaker and president of Stoller Family Estate is helping to put on a fundraiser that will ensure the history of the state’s veterans will be preserved for future Oregonians.

      On Sunday, Nov. 9, Stoller Family Estate in the Dundee Hills will play host to the third annualVeterans’ Legacies Benefit. Cost is $25 for the event, which includes appetizers and a selection of award-winning Stoller wines.

      A silent auction will include exclusive packages from Oregon wineries and the Portland ...

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    15. Heart of the Valley

      Explore Modern Luxury (Nov 4 2014)

      Heart of the Valley

      Having vision is a very powerful thing—especially when possessed by a driving force like the late Joan Austin. Having passed away last year at age 81, her legacy lives on through the eco-luxe The Allison Inn & Spa.

      Oregon as a travel destination has long been on my radar. I recall The Allison’s 2009 opening, as well as its status at the time as the state’s sole luxury offering, which further piqued my interest. Its location in Willamette Valley, in the heart of the Oregon wine country, was also an alluring prospect. The area is a haven for ...

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    16. Dan Marca: Jacksonville’s Modern-Day Pinot Pioneer

      Explore Jacksonville, Oregon (Nov 4 2014)

      Dan Marca: Jacksonville’s Modern-Day Pinot Pioneer

      Less than two miles from where Peter Britt likely first planted, crushed and bottled Oregon’s first Pinot Noir, (named Franc Pinot in the mid-1850’s) it’s back to the future for Jacksonville’s wine industry. Today, on a gently-sloped mostly north-to-northeast facing parcel off South Stage Road, Dan and Cindy Marca of DANCIN Vineyards, are preparing to plant 12 additional acres of grapes to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The new vineyard sits directly west of DANCIN’s current tasting room, vineyard and winery.

      dancin-dirtThe Marca’s currently have nearly 7 acres of grapes planted around their tasting room ...

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    17. Stoller Family Estate opens kiosk at Washington Square in Portland

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Nov 3 2014)

      Stoller Family Estate opens kiosk at Washington Square in Portland

      Starting today, Stoller Family Estate will sell Oregon wine at Washington Square, and the Dundee Hills winery couldn’t be happier with its unique opportunity and prime location inside one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest shopping centers.

      “During the holidays, it’s harder to get out to wine country, so we’re going to bring the tasting room experience to Washington Square,” Gary Mortensen, president of Stoller Family Estate, told Great Northwest Wine. “We’ll be right there by Williams-Sonoma and Nordstrom, so it should be a good fit with good synergy.”

      Washington Square officials could not be reached ...

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    18. Wright Again

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Oct 31 2014)

      Wright Again

      Address: 10505 Red Hills Road, Newberg Hours: Friday–Monday, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Phone: 503-538-9095 Website: www.purplehandswine.com

      Ken Wright earned a preeminent place both on the local scene and well beyond since founding Panther Creek Cellars in 1986. Not a novice even then, his prior wine experience in California dated to 1978.

      His son, Cody, was six years old when the Wrights arrived in the Yamhill Valley. He became a member of the Panther Creek cellar team just four years later.

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    19. Pallet Wine Co. Expands

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Oct 31 2014)

      Pallet Wine Co. Expands

      By Roberta Kent

      Pallet Wine Company, a Rogue Valley custom-crush facility, is expanding in a big way. Keeping pace with the exponentially developing Southern Oregon wine industry, Pallet has acquired the 10,000-square-foot building adjacent to its existing 21,000-square-foot facility in the historic Cooley-Neff Building at 340 N. Fir Street in downtown Medford.

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    20. Prescription for Pinot

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Oct 31 2014)

      Prescription for Pinot

      By Rusty Gaffney

      The tradition of doctors entering the wine business first began with the Australians. A procession of British ships transported convicts from Northern Europe to Australian penal colonies from the late 1700s to mid-1800s. Dr. William Redfern, Sydney’s leading doctor of the time, also an ex-convict, recommended that a quarter pint of wine, with added lime juice, be given to all convicts on board to prevent malnutrition and scurvy.

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    21. New to Newberg

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Oct 31 2014)

      New to Newberg

      Since 1987, the first year Argyle Winery made wine, everything was done at a former nut processing factory on Highway 99W in Dundee. Areas within the old agricultural complex housed their winery and aging cellar, while an adjacent Victorian residence was repurposed for a hospitality room and offices.

      That is, until this year.

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    22. 2Hawks Sold

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Oct 31 2014)

      2Hawks Sold

      There are new owners, a new name and a new philosophy at 2Hawk Vineyard & Winery in Medford.

      Owners Ross and Jennifer Allen bought the property in the spring of 2014 from original owners Rick and Nisha Jackson.

      Ross Allen comes from a California farming family and he still grows pistachios and almonds in the area around Fresno and Coalinga — he was a leader in bringing sustainable farming practices to that area.

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    23. 10Best: Oregon for Food & Wine Lovers

      Explore Travel Guides (Oct 30 2014)

      Oregon ignites the imagination and thrills foodies from near and far. To understand the state and its many riches, we recommend spending time with the "stewards of the land"—the hearty and passionate folks who work endlessly on Oregon's farms and vineyards, to bring us the delicious, fresh and seasonal flavors we've come to covet.

      Oregon wine country is a feast for the senses.
      Photo courtesy of Mark Stock

      The state's bounty ranges from sustainably-caught tuna and crab to hazelnuts, marionberries and of course Oregon-crafted beers and wine. Here, eating (and drinking!) locally is simply a way ...

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    24. Next Wave of Oregon Vineyards

      Explore Wine Spectator Home (Oct 27 2014)

      For Pinot Noir, the vineyard defines the potential of any wine made from its grapes. As Oregon has established itself, every winery with ambition seems to compete for access to the same well-known independent vineyards—among them Shea, Guadalupe, Hyland, Meredith Mitchell, Momtazi, Stoller, Temperance Hill and Freedom Hill. In my own tastings and on visits in Oregon recently, unfamiliar names are starting to show their moxie. Two vintners, in particular, make a point of it.

      "Every famous vineyard you know is well-known because the right people got behind it," said Drew Voit, proprietor of Harper Voit. "I didn't ...

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