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Brent Stone of King Estate Winery

Why Wine? An interview with Brent Stone of King Estate Winery2 min read

This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou
Spencer Spetnagel of King Estate Winery

Why Wine? An interview with Spencer Spetnagel of King Estate Winery4 min read

This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou
Florent-Pierre Merlier of Van Duzer Vineyards

Why Wine? An interview with Florent-Pierre Merlier of Van Duzer Vineyards2 min read

This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou
Craig Camp of Troon Vineyard

Why Wine? An interview with Craig Camp of Troon Vineyard2 min read

This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou
Late fall in the vineyard

Spend Thanksgiving weekend in Oregon’s Wine Country4 min read

Give thanks this Thanksgiving holiday weekend by visiting Oregon’s wine country! Wineries throughout the entire state throw open their doors to visitors this weekend. To help you plan your day (or days) out wine tasting, we’ve pulled together a list of just some of our fav
Viticulture 101: Veraison in the vineyard

Viticulture 101: Veraison in the vineyard2 min read

Viticulture 101: Veraison in the vineyard Like wine? Want to better understand the winemaking process? Most winemakers will tell you that great wines start in the vineyard. So here’s your opportunity to learn more about how wine grapes are cultivated. In our Viticulture 101 series, we
Fruit set in the vineyard

Viticulture 101: Grape bloom, flowering and fruit set in the vineyard2 min read

Viticulture 101: Grape bloom, flowering and fruit set in the vineyard Like wine? Want to better understand the winemaking process? Most winemakers will tell you that great wines start in the vineyard. So here’s your opportunity to learn more about how wine grapes are cultivated. In ou
Drink Pink

Drink Pink wine in the Oregon sunshine3 min read

One of our favorite events of the summer, Drink Pink is a celebration of rosé wine. As rosé continues to skyrocket in popularity, so too does this event. Now in its fifth year, attendees can expect 28 different Oregon wineries pouring rosé wines of all shades and hues, from salmon to
Viticulture 101: Bud break in the vineyard

Viticulture 101: Bud break in the vineyard2 min read

Viticulture 101: Bud break in the vineyard Like wine? Want to better understand the winemaking process? Most winemakers will tell you that great wines start in the vineyard. So here’s your opportunity to learn more about how wine grapes are cultivated. In our Viticulture 101 series, w
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Win free tickets to the Cascade Foothills Winegrowers tasting event1 min read

Win free tickets to the Cascade Foothills Winegrowers tasting on April 30! We’re giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the Cascade Foothills Winegrowers tasting event on Saturday, April 30 from 1-5pm. Help celebrate their new name, sip wine with the makers and learn how grapes go fr
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Viticulture 101: Pruning grapevines3 min read

Viticulture 101: Pruning grapevines Like wine? Want to better understand the winemaking process? Most winemakers will tell you that great wines start in the vineyard. So here’s your opportunity to learn more about how wine grapes are cultivated. In our Viticulture 101 series, we will
Truffle dish

Last chance to attend the 2016 Oregon Truffle Festival1 min read

Attention foodies– don’t miss your last chance to attend this year’s Oregon Truffle Festival! The event returns to its roots for the final weekend, back where it began, in the Eugene area. Whether you want to make an entire weekend of it or enjoy a single memorable dinner, passes are
Hip Chicks do Wine Riot Girl Cranberry Sparkler cocktail

Hip Chicks do Wine Riot Girl Cranberry Sparkler2 min read

Hip Chicks do Wine Riot Girl Cranberry Sparkler Portland’s oldest urban winery, Hip Chicks Do Wine, was started back in 2001 by Laurie Lewis and Renee Neely. Located just off the main drag, in an unassuming pocket of industrial warehouses, visitors walk right into the middle of
Visit Oregon wineries this Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Visit Oregon wineries this Thanksgiving holiday weekend6 min read

Our local wine industry gives thanks each year over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, so why not celebrate with them? Today, tomorrow and Sunday offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy some locally made wine and stock up for the rest of the holiday season. Just about every winery in th
Glamping and wine tasting in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Glamping and wine tasting in Oregon’s Willamette Valley6 min read

Have you even been glamping? A “glamorous” form of camping, glamping is great for those who want some of the creature comforts not usually available with traditional camping. A mattress, hot shower, heated blankets and electricity are just a few things you may find when you arrive at
Football and Wine

Wine and Football– a great team4 min read

Fall is right around the corner and with it comes two of my favorite seasons. Here on the West Coast the 2015 grape harvest has either started (California) or will in a few short weeks (Oregon and Washington). Not only is there a new vintage of wine being harvested but also a new seas
Statera Cellars owners

Why Wine? An interview with Meredith Bell & Luke Matthews of Statera Cellars4 min read

This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou
Urban Crush Winemakers

Portland’s Distillery Row welcomes an urban winery into the fold2 min read

Although it seems that Portland’s main sport is eating, drinking runs a very tight second. It’s no exaggeration that Portlanders love to dine, and when we do, there’s often something local in our glass. And with the opening of the newest urban winery in the city, there are even more c
Corey Schuster of Jackalope Wine Cellars

Why Wine? An interview with Corey Schuster of Jackalope Wine Cellars3 min read

This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou
John Grochau

Why Wine? An Interview with John Grochau of Grochau Cellars3 min read

This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou
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And the winners of the 2015 Oregon Wine A-List Awards are…4 min read

The people have spoken, the votes were tallied and the winners of the 2015 Oregon Wine A-List Awards have been announced. Last fall, the Oregon Wine Board and the Oregon Wine Press asked for your help in choosing restaurants and sommeliers that go the extra mile, promoting Oregon wine
Matt Berson of the Portland Wine Company and Love & Squalor Wines

Why Wine? An Interview with Matt Berson of the Portland Wine Company and Love & Squalor Wines4 min read

This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou
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Vote now for the 2015 Oregon Wine A-List Awards3 min read

Do you have a favorite restaurant that you think best promotes and embraces Oregon wines? Or maybe a special sommelier who makes divine recommendations for wines grown and made in our state? Well, don’t hesitate to spread the love– nominate them for an Oregon Wine A-List award. The 20
Beaujolais wines at the Heathman Hotel

Taste the first wines of the vintage at Beaujolais Nouveau5 min read

Hosted by the Heathman Hotel and presented by the French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance Française of Portland, the Beaujolais Nouveau Festival is the largest event of its kind on the West coast. It’s a celebration of the recent grape harvest throughout the northern hemi
Sunny vineyard

Taste the summer like no other– Oregon’s Zen vintage4 min read

Grape farmers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley never know what to expect from year to year… other than the unexpected. Blustery storms during fruit set can knock off flowers, resulting in low yields at harvest time, like they did in 2011. Birds can swarm the vineyards as the fruit ripens
Chardonnay wines at Feast

Chardonnay wine is for lovers at Feast Portland7 min read

It’s been said “All you need is Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay.” Local producers here in Oregon agree. They’re making some of the best Chard out there and it’s not at all like yo mama’s favorite buttery, oak bomb. Instead it’s an elegant, fresh ta
Tamara Belgard

Why Wine? An interview with Tamara Belgard of Sip With Me wine blog5 min read

This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou
Feast Portland

Why We Feast at Feast Portland is the question. Do you know the answer?2 min read

Do you know Why We Feast at Feast Portland? Portland is a foodie town, there’s no disputing that fact. Our city attracts some of the best chefs in the country. Eating is our sport! Food is an important, maybe the most important, thread in the fabric of our world. We could speculate al
Janie at Brooks Winery

The new Brooks Winery in the Eola-Amity Hills7 min read

Brooks Winery has a bittersweet story, one that has touched many wine lovers throughout the Willamette Valley. The sudden death of young winemaker Jimi Brooks shocked the Oregon wine industry just 10 years ago. In fact, the Brooks Winery story is so compelling that it has recently bee
Temperance Hill Vineyard

A unique week in the Oregon wine industry4 min read

Recently I had quite a week in the wine industry. On Monday I had a rare opportunity to go on a wonderful daylong wine trip. On Wednesday I had a great work trip all day at an excellent winery. Then wrapped up the week on Sunday by attending a fantastic winery launch while having a ph