Led by wine-maker Elena Rodriguez, Alumbra Cellars is forges new connections between the Hispanic community and wine culture.
Pattie and Mark Bjornson on building a winery and a legacy in the Willamette Valley’s Eola-Amity Hills (with a little help from Thor).
Meet biodynamic wine-maker and part-time bathroom decorator Patrick Reuter of Oregon’s Dominio IV winery.
Typewriters are by no means rare in Oregon. The Smith-Corona in the Illahe Vineyards office is not, however, a hipster accessory. Nor is the chalkboard where someone has scrawled: “Buy more chalk”. Or the phonograph and four-foot high wooden speakers bookending crates of classic rock LPs in the corner of the warehouse.
With its woods, bees, flowers, ponds, grasslands and vineyards, the estate would be a bucolic fantasy, if it weren’t real. The adjacent farm Left Coast bought weaves another thread into the tapestry: “It’s one of the original Oregon Trail properties,” Pfaff says.
In 2015, Oregon Wine Pioneers (Vine Lives) was published. It told the stories of 15 ground-breaking Oregon wineries and winemakers.… Read more Plum Hill Vineyards – Then and Now