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The Rocks AVA is situated on an alluvial fan of the Walla Walla River, where the river exits the foothills of the Blue Mountains and enters the Walla Walla Valley. It lies entirely within Oregon and includes part of the town of Milton-Freewater.(Read Full Article)
How often do we contemplate the biodiversity of soils and what it means to healthy vineyards and for that matter, a healthy planet? The main four components of soil are water, air, minerals and organic matter. The organic component of soil is around 3 to 10 percent in Willamette Valley soils but is often overlooked in its importance.(Read Full Article)
I’m calling you out, New York: Oregon beats you — hands down — in the production of vinifera wine.
During an otherwise peaceful conversation at a recent Oregon wine industry dinner, someone at my table unwittingly pushed one of my simmering hot buttons. “It bugs me,” she said innocently, “that New York is the third largest wine producer in the country.”
“It’s not,” I replied, trying to contain my agitation, “not if you’re talking about fine wine.”(Read Full Article)
- The success of Oregon's wine industry is good news for all of Oregon's agricutlure producers.
Benjamin Franklin observed that wine is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Though we hesitate to attribute it to divine affection, there’s ample evidence that Oregon grape growers, vintners and other businesses spawned by the industry are pretty happy these days.
A recent Full Glass Research report on Oregon’s wine industry estimates the economic impact at $3.35 billion, counting crop value and direct and indirect jobs, wages, sales and services.
The report details an industry ...(Read Full Article)
A month ago, growers in Washington state were anxiously wondering if they should prune their vines. The forecasts of a dry, mild winter had come to pass, and spring, too, was coming: Buds were swelling, and ground squirrels were scurrying from hibernation.
Now, growers in some areas of the Northwest are starting to see buds break and leaves spring forth.(Read Full Article)
By OWP Staff
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) established The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater as the newest American Viticultural Area (AVA) on Feb. 9.
The AVA sits on an alluvial fan of the Walla Walla River, where the river exits the foothills of the Blue Mountains and enters the Walla Walla Valley. Located entirely within the state of Oregon, it includes part of the town of Milton-Freewater.(Read Full Article)
From Beaverton to Bend, Bandon to Baker City, wine merchants around the state boast about their bottle selections, tastings, wine club offerings, staffs’ palates and more. As a voice of the Oregon wine industry, we searched for the shop claiming to stock the most Oregon wine. While we were at it, we also discovered the oldest, newest and largest cellar selection of library wines featuring, you guessed it: Oregon.
Primrose & Tumbleweeds | Hillsboro(Read Full Article)
Oregon’s wine industry, which has gained an international reputation for high quality, still has room to grow, experts said Feb. 24 at the annual Oregon Wine Symposium.
Christian Miller, whose company Full Glass Research analyzes the economic impact of the wine industry, and Silicon Valley Bank executive Mark Freund delivered “state of the industry” talks during the symposium’s opening event at the Oregon Convention Center.
Both described an industry that has grown rapidly in the past decade, gained acclaim from reviewers and has an economic ripple effect that outpaces other agricultural sectors. Miller estimated the Oregon wine industry ...(Read Full Article)
Economic recovery in Oregon has fluctuated across industries except for one–the wine industry, putting it on track to replacing the timber industry.
KEZI 9 News Reporter Grace Lim has a deeper look at the impacts from the Umpqua Valley.(Read Full Article)
Overall, 90 percent are family owned, according to Michelle Kaufmann, community director for the Oregon Wine Board . For smaller operations, farming and commercial distribution is expensive. So many focus on selling directly to customers, through wine ...(Read Full Article)
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Monday that he is very encouraged by two significant developments that could have huge benefits for the wine industry in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington.
The first of the two developments is the announcement today by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) that would allow wines produced in “The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater” to state that they are produced in The Rocks, located within the internationally renowned Walla Walla Valley viticulture area.
The second major development for Oregon’s wine industry is the publication of proposed Federal rules by TTB ...(Read Full Article)
It's not every day that a new American Viticulture Area or AVA is created but as of yesterday, The Rocks AVA was officially designated. Michelle Kaufmann, communications manager for the Oregon Wine Board says Oregon is excited about this new wine area.(Read Full Article)
Washington's wine industry and the Oregon Wine Board backed the AVA designation. The Pacific Northwest has become internationally known for producing fine wines, most notably the signature Pinot noir of ... A January report said Oregon's wine industry produces an estimated $3.35 billion economic impact, counting crop values and direct and related sales, jobs, services and products. A 2012 report estimated the Washington wine industry has an $8.6 billion annual economic impact.(Read Full Article)
- The Oregon wine business is booming, according to a recent report by Full Glass Research.(Read Full Article)Several news outlets published the results of the study this past week, including the Oregon-based newspaper The Astorian. The industry, according to the study, has an economic impact of $3.3 billion.“The report by Full Glass Research describes and industry on a post-recession roll, with planted acres increasing by 18 percent since 2011, the number of wineries up 45 percent and a 39 percent increase in sales,” reporter Eric Mortenson wrote.Parting of the driving force behind the growth, the study said, was Oregon ...
The federal government has approved Oregon’s 18th American Viticultural Area. The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater got the nod Friday morning.
The 3,767-acre area is in the Walla Walla Valley but is entirely within Oregon. Because of a quirk in federal regulations, Washington wineries may not use “The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater” on their labels unless they also have a licensed winemaking facility in Oregon.
However, the Alcohol and Tobacco, Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) – the federal agency that regulates the wine industry – will issue a proposed ruling on Monday that would allow Washington wineries to use “The Rocks ...(Read Full Article)
It’s official: the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA has been designated a subappellation of the Walla Walla Valley AVA, bringing joy to vintners in Oregon and Washington.
“This is a golden thread in the tapestry of the Walla Walla Valley,” said Rich Funk, winemaker at Saviah Cellars just north of the appellation, who worked with Steve Robertson and six other growers to petition the federal government to establish the new AVA. “This is as much about the Walla Walla Valley as where the next 10 years will lead us. It’s just a wonderful way for us to tell ...(Read Full Article)
On Monday, February 9th approval for The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater appellation will be published in the Federal Register . The Rocks District will be the first sub-appellation of the Walla Walla Valley. The region, which is wholly located on the Oregon side of the valley, will be Oregon's 18th federally approved wine growing region. Wineries using Rocks District fruit may seek approval for labels bearing the appellation name 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.(Read Full Article)
This is because the noble red grape of France's Burgundy region drives everything about the Oregon wine industry . A new economic impact report shows that Oregon wine is worth $3.3 billion a year to that state's bottom line, up from $2.7 billion in 2010.(Read Full Article)
Oregon wine’s premium positioning and strong growth of recent years has made it an attractive investment area for U.S. and international wine players. The number of wineries in the state has roughly doubled over the past decade to more than 600, according to the Oregon Wine Board.
One of the earliest believers in the category was an outsider, Burgundy’s Domaine Drouhin, which made its initial foray into Oregon in 1987. Now established as one of the state’s top producers, Drouhin continues to evolve. Just over a year ago it acquired the 279-acre Roserock Vineyard in the ...(Read Full Article)
Wine shipments from U.S. wineries to consumers across the country hit all-time highs in value and volume in 2014, according to the 2015 Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report created by ShipCompliant and Wines & Vines. The value of these DtC shipments surpassed $1.8 billion, more than 15% above the 2013 total. Volume grew almost as quickly, reaching 3.9 million cases.
An increasing thirst for wine in general and the removal of previously stubborn legal barriers to interstate shipment coincided with a stronger economy, creating a happy synergy in this relatively small but high-margin market for wine.
“It ...(Read Full Article)
From 2010-2013, the Oregon category's volume rose 39% to 2.7 million cases, while winery revenues surged nearly 50% to $363 million, according to a study recently released by the Oregon Wine Board . “We're definitely seeing consumer enthusiasm ...(Read Full Article)
Oregon’s wine industry is not only bringing the state national renown, it’s also become a major pillar of the state’s economy.
Wine contributes $3.35 billion to the Oregon economy, according to a study released by the Oregon Wine Board last week, and by far the majority of the industry is concentrated in the northern Willamette Valley.
There were 605 wineries operating in the state in 2013, with a whopping 384 of them located in the northern Willamette Valley. The next closest region was the Applegate and Rogue Valley areas, which hosted a total of 75 wineries ...(Read Full Article)
Oregon’s wine industry is on a post-recession roll with planted acres, wineries and sales all reporting gains, and with new interest from investors outside the state, a new assessment says.
The report from California beverage consultant Full Glass Research says wine grapes aren’t among the state’s top 10 most valuable crops, coming in at No. 11, the agricultural publication Capital Press reports.
But the report details an industry that punches above its weight with economic impact ranging from the production of oak barrels and steel tanks to money spent by tourists in tasting rooms. It says it ...(Read Full Article)