Led by wine-maker Elena Rodriguez, Alumbra Cellars is forges new connections between the Hispanic community and wine culture.
Maysara is a work-in-progress that began in 1997 when Moe and Flora Momtazi bought 500 acres of disused wheat farm to create a vineyard. Their journey to that point had been anything but ordinary. The couple fled their native Iran in 1982.
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.
A peek into the origins of Oregon Wine Pioneers, as told by author Cila Warncke. Driving through Willamette Valley wine… Read more A Journey into Oregon Wine
“It was like Mad Men,” Holly Witte says with a smile, recalling the era when she and Jim Witte first met. It was the 1960s. He was a TV producer working with stars like Barbara Streisand, Merv Griffin and the denizens of Sesame Street.
One of the most beautiful vineyards I have had the pleasure of visiting was Whistling Dog Cellars just outside of Salem.
Photos: Richard Duval Images, courtesy: Montinore Vineyards Willamette Valley, May 6, 2014 Driving through Willamette Valley wine country on a… Read more Vinelands: Montinore, Willamette Valley
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