1. Articles in category: Wineries in the News

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    1. Longplay

      Explore Home Page (Aug 18 2014)


      I recently visited Todd Hansen, proprietor and grower of Longplay Wine, at his quaint Newberg, Oregon tasting room. Todd developed an interest in wine while serving in the American diplomatic corps in France, Chile and South Africa.

      In 2005, Todd bought the 54-acre Lia’s Vineyard (re-named after his daughter Lia) that had formerly been part of Rex Hill’s Jacob-Hart Vineyard. Rex Hill changed ownership and parts of the Jacob-Hart Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains was sold to Todd and Olenik Vineyards, with Rex Hill retaining ownership of some of the vineyard. Neighboring vineyards include J. Christopher’s Appassionata ...

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    2. Broadley Vineyards Scores Big in 2012

      Explore Home Page (Aug 18 2014)

      Broadley Vineyards Scores Big in 2012

      Broadley Vineyards is a family owned winery established over 30 years in the hills west of the town of Monroe, Oregon, producing distinguished wines since 1986. Technically, Broadley Vineyards is in the Willamette Valley, but lies on Highway 99 halfway between Corvallis and Eugene, outside of the more publicized sub-appellations of the Willamette Valley which are located in the northern Willamette Valley.

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    3. Looking Forward & Looking Back: Gypsy Dancer

      Explore nwwineanthem.com (Aug 15 2014)

      Looking Forward & Looking Back: Gypsy Dancer

      Gary Andrus was, from what I've read, a giant of the American wine scene. I never had the chance to meet him. In 1978 he founded Napa Valley's Pine Ridge Vineyards, and then in 1993 he founded one of the biggest names in the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, particularly as the Valley developed it's reputation, in Archery Summit. Gary gained a reputation for focus, concentration and pushing the boundaries to see what was possible. He died of health complications in 2009.

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    4. Anna Maria Ponzi Appointed President of Ponzi Vineyards

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Aug 15 2014)

      Anna Maria Ponzi Appointed President of Ponzi Vineyards

      SHERWOOD, OREGON (August 14, 2014) — Anna Maria Ponzi has been named president of Ponzi Vineyards. Established in 1970 by her parents Dick and Nancy Ponzi. For more than 20 years, Maria has directed the company’s sales and marketing programs. She owns and operates the business with her sister, winemaker Luisa Ponzi.

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    5. Wow-Factor Winery Weddings in Oregon

      Explore Oregon Weddings (Aug 13 2014)

      Wow-Factor Winery Weddings in Oregon

      It’s hard to beat the beauty of a bride on her wedding day, but the gorgeous landscape of Oregon wine country can almost compete. Named for the river that runs through it, the 100-mile-long Willamette Valley is a beautifully fertile region acclaimed for its grape-growing prowess. The majority of Oregon’s more than 800 wineries lie in this area from Portland to Eugene that is internationally recognized for wine production.

      Suffice it to say that the picturesque quality of an Oregon vineyard wedding is almost impossible to surpass. “Oregonians love the chance to appreciate nature,” says Emily Dunay, event ...

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    6. The ancient art of terracotta-fermented wines gets new life in Oregon: Wine Notes

      Explore oregonlive.com (Aug 13 2014)

      The ancient art of terracotta-fermented wines gets new life in Oregon: Wine Notes

      A master ceramicist by day and a winemaker/vineyard manager on the weekends, Andrew Beckham sculpts elegant terracotta amphorae for use in winemaking. His first terracotta-fermented wine, as well as another amphora wine from Chad Stock's Minimus label, are now available.

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    7. Summertime ¡Salud! raises $40k for vineyard worker health care

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Aug 4 2014)

      Summertime ¡Salud! raises $40k for vineyard worker health care

       More than 135 wine lovers packed the annual Summertime ¡Salud! event, raising $40,000 to provide health care for Oregon vineyard workers.

      ¡Salud! is a nonprofit program through Tuality Healthcare that provides health care services to seasonal vineyard workers and their families. The event took place July 24 on the eve of the annual International Pinot Noir Celebration.

      Stoller Family Estate played host to The Big Dinner, and it was presented by The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg. It featured the cuisine of Sunny Jin, chef for Jory, The Allison’s restaurant.

      “We would love to host the Big Dinner ...

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    8. Terrific Terroir

      Explore Paradigm Communications Group (Aug 4 2014)

      The most fun I have had in a vineyard

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    9. Great Northwest Destinations: Abacela

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Aug 1 2014)

      Great Northwest Destinations: Abacela

       It started as a dream to find a great place to grow New World Tempranillo. It has turned into a dream come true – for Abacela‘s owners and its growing legion of fans.

      In 1994, Earl and Hilda Jones arrived in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley because their research indicated it might be the sweet spot on the West Coast for putting Tempranillo in the ground. Earl, a dermatologist, had become fascinated with the red wines of Spain’s Rioja region in the 1960s and ’70s and harbored hopes of someday finding similar greatness in the United States.

      This began ...

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    10. DANCIN days are here again

      Explore Home - MailTribune.com - Medford, OR (Jul 31 2014)

      It's all about the pinot noir and the chardonnay at DANCIN Vineyard.

      It's also about owner Dan Marca's passion for growing fine grapes and making great wine.

      Dan and Cindy Marca purchased their 10-acre vineyard site off South Stage Road in 2007. To decide what varietals would do best, they consulted with experienced local vineyard manager Randy Gold of Pacific Crest Vineyard Services, with climatologist and geologist Greg Jones of Southern Oregon University, with Southern Oregon wine grape pioneer Porter Lombard, and with Glenn McGourty, Viticulture & Plant Science Advisor with the University of California's Viticulture Program ...

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    11. Estate-Grown Jazz

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Jul 30 2014)

      Estate-Grown Jazz

      With the 1894 Queen Anne Historic Deepwood Estate in the background, party-goers arrived along a garden path lined with colorful summer blooms. The sizzle and aroma of food on the grill whetted appetites, music filled the air and everyone had a wineglass in hand. It was time for the Deepwood Wine & Jazz Fest held on June 28 in Salem.

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    12. Weisinger’s Reimagined

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Jul 30 2014)

      Weisinger’s Reimagined

      The Weisingers’ release party in early July ushered in a new era for the Southern Oregon winery. At the gala, second-generation Eric Weisinger introduced the new name, Weisinger Family Winery, new look and new philosophy to this local industry pioneer, formerly known as Weisinger’s of Ashland.

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    13. Business Blend

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Jul 30 2014)

      Business Blend

      In 1959, an explosion that came to be known as “The Blast” tore apart downtown Roseburg. One of the surviving buildings was the Historic Hansen Chevrolet Building, owned by the Hansen family since 1937.

      Just as that blast transformed downtown, an explosion of a different kind has occurred, and the Hansen Building is once again at the epicenter. The renovations began one year ago, and on July 4, Paul O’Brien Winery opened as the first urban winery in Roseburg.

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    14. King-Sized AVA

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Jul 30 2014)

      King-Sized AVA

      A recent proposal to expand the Willamette Valley AVA (American Viticulture Area) by approximately five miles to the south has been “Accepted as perfected,” meaning the petition meets the requirements for boundary expansion, but it is not a guarantee that the Taxation and Trade Bureau (TTB) will proceed with the rulemaking.

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    15. Union Wine Co. takes mobile tasting truck for first spin in Portland

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Jul 28 2014)

      Union Wine Co. takes mobile tasting truck for first spin in Portland

       It’s fitting for Ryan Harms and his unpretentious Union Wine Co. to roll out their new mobile tasting truck on the streets of downtown Portland on the same weekend as Oregon’s exclusive and expensive International Pinot Noir Conference.

      Ryan Harms, owner and founding winemaker of Union Wine Co., in Tualitin, Ore., made a change to his winemaking team.

      Ryan Harms is owner and founding winemaker of Union Wine Co., in Tualatin, Ore. (Photo courtesy of Union Wine Co.)

      Harms, who generated headlines and raised eyebrows by offering his Underwood Pinot Noir from Oregon in an 375-milliliter aluminum can, will debut his wine tasting truck today on the corner of Southeast 33rd Avenue and Southeast Division Street.

      “Whether it ...

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    16. A chat with Tendril Wine Cellars' Tony Rynders

      Explore OnMilwaukee.com (Jul 24 2014)

      Wisconsin may not have a climate made for producing the best wine grapes, but its fertile soil has produced a plethora of top notch winemakers. In fact, there are enough of them that c.1880 has featured a number of them on its "All Roots Lead to Wisconsin" wine list.

      One such winemaker is Milwaukee native Tony Rynders.


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    17. A series of second acts, in life and in wine: Wine Notes

      Explore oregonlive.com (Jul 23 2014)

      A series of second acts, in life and in wine: Wine Notes

      For three women -- an insurance underwriter, a mechanic for F-15 fighter planes and a widow with two young children -- there are second chances in the wine business.

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    18. Illahe and the Willamette Valley Modern Primitive

      Explore Aspen Daily News Online (Jul 23 2014)

      Last week I had a chance to meet up with Gabriel Jagle, assistant winemaker for Illahe Vineyards and Winery, located in Dallas, Ore., in the heart of the state’s famed Willamette Valley. To be more exact, the 80-acre estate winery lies in the sub American Viticultural Area (AVA) of Eola-Amity Hills, with neighbors like Bethel Heights, Cristom, Evesham Wood and Witness Tree.

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    19. Oregon wine’s Silvan Ridge set to open Elizabeth Chambers Cellar

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Jul 21 2014)

      Oregon wine’s Silvan Ridge set to open Elizabeth Chambers Cellar

       It wasn’t love at first sip for Liz Chambers when first entered the wine business in 1995, but on Saturday, she’ll launch her second winery when she opens Elizabeth Chambers Cellar in downtown McMinnville.

      There’s no doubting the devotion of this University of Oregon grad, who continues to have Michael Stevenson make the Elizabeth Chambers Cellar wines, just as he did when the Chambers family operated Panther Creek Cellars near the home of the International Pinot Noir Conference.

      And Juan Pablo Valot, her winemaker at Silvan Ridge in Eugene, also has a hand in the new 3 ...

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    20. Rogue Valley musicians, wineries work in harmony

      Explore Mailtribune.com (Jul 21 2014)

      Rogue Valley musicians, wineries work in harmony

      As the economy and other factors take their toll on local restaurants, musicians are bringing their thirst to perform to the Rogue Valley's wineries — where they find the hours easier and the audiences more attentive.

      More and more tasting rooms are offering live music as a way to entice customers in an increasingly competitive market, providing musicians with more opportunities to play than ever before.

      When Porscha Schiller became the tasting room manager at South Stage Cellars in Jacksonville seven years ago, it was rare to hear live music while tasting a new wine, she said.

      "There were hardly ...

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    21. Soléna Estate Announces New Leadership

      Explore Press Release Distribution (Jul 18 2014)

      Soléna Estate Announces New Leadership

      Leading Oregon Wine Producer Adds Anthony Van Nice as President (PRWeb July 18, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/AnthonyVanNice/Solena2014/prweb12025264.htm

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    22. Troon's tradition: quality wines

      Explore Mailtribune.com (Jul 16 2014)

      Troon Vineyard has been a landmark in the Applegate Valley since the irascible, idiosyncratic and visionary Dick Troon planted his first vines in 1972.

      Troon was convinced that zinfandel could thrive in Southern Oregon, and he not only succeeded with zinfandel, the cabernet sauvignon he planted that first year worked, as well.

      Troon soon planted other varietals, especially chardonnay. He sold his grapes to other wineries until 1993, when he produced his first wines under the Troon Vineyard label.

      He played with blending, and legend has it that his famous "Druid's Fluid," emerged from a blending mistake. Druid's ...

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    23. King Estate Winemaker, Ben Howe, Appointed VP of Operations

      Explore Wine Business (Jul 16 2014)

      King Estate Winemaker, Ben Howe, Appointed VP of Operations

      King Estate Winery, the iconic Willamette Valley based Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris producer, has tapped its’ current head winemaker, Ben Howe, to fill a new position: vice president of operations. This role will play an integral part in the long-term strategic planning of King Estates’ portfolio as well as oversee day-to-day operations. CEO Ed King says, “This operations position will allow Ben to broaden his scope and impact at the winery, while helping us reach our strategic and financial goals.”

      “Ben’s familiarity with the intricate details of operations here at King Estate along with his enthusiasm and knowledge ...

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    24. Dobbes Family Estate Review

      Explore americanwineryguide.com (Jul 11 2014)

      Dobbes Family Estate Review

      They're bigger than you thought, and a lot bigger than they look. 

      Situated in a plain, reddish-brown building on the edge of Dundee on the way out of town, Dobbes Family Estate's tasting room is actually a powerhouse of production. They're one of the largest producers in the state, but you wouldn't know it on first glance at the understated, deceptively large building. Not that it matters, as long as the wine is good. That turned out to be the case, in unexpected ways. 

      The tasting room is simply but amply appointed, with a curved bar ...

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