AniChe Cellars banks on future in downtown Hood River

Rachael Horn, owner and head winemaker for AniChe Cellars in the Columbia Gorge town of Underwood, Wash., opens the doors to her satellite tasting room inside the historic Butler Banking Co. building on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Washington winemaker Rachael…

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IPNC welcomes world of Pinot Noir to Oregon

Patrons enjoy a magical evening under the stars at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. This year is the 30th annual International Pinot Noir Celebration. (Photo courtesy of IPNC) MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – In six weeks, the wine world will descend on Oregon’s Yamhill County for the 30th annual International Pinot Noir…

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Oregon Wine Experience posts Oregon Wine University class schedule

The 2016 Oregon Wine Experience will stage its annual Grand Tasting for the public Sunday, Aug. 28 in Jacksonville on Bigham Knoll Campus. (Photo by Colony One Studio/Courtesy of Oregon Wine Experience) MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Wine Experience in the Rogue Valley city of Medford takes a scholarly approach…

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Oregon Wine Board publishes its first touring guide

The 84-page 2016 Oregon Wine Touring Guide is a joint publication of the Oregon Wine Board and SagaCity Media. PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s rather poignant that the Oregon Wine Country License Plate has paved the road for the first Oregon Wine Official Touring Guide. Release of the inaugural 84-page guide…

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Stats show 2016 vintage for Northwest vineyards off to record start

Colter’s Creek Vineyard, an estate planting for owners Mike Pearson and Melissa Sanborn in the newly established Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticultural Area, basks in the warmth of spring near Juliaetta, Idaho. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) Record-setting heat during April kick-started the 2016 vintage in the Pacific Northwest wine…

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King Estate seeks status as largest biodynamic vineyard in U.S.

King Estate hopes to earn Demeter certification for its 465 acres of vineyard, a recognition that would make it the largest such vineyard in the U.S. and among the biggest in the world. (Photo courtesy of King Estate) EUGENE, Ore. – King Estate, a longtime leader in the Pacific Northwest…

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After 30 vintages, Joe Dobbes still fascinated by Pinot Noir

Joe Dobbes, owner of Dobbes Family Estate in Dundee, Ore., leads a tasting of four Pinot Noirs from four Oregon AVAs to show their distinct differences. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) DUNDEE, Ore. – Even after 30 years of making wine, Joe Dobbes is still in awe over the…

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California winery buys Oregon’s Penner-Ash Wine Cellars

Lynn Penner-Ash was Oregon’s first female head winemaker when she arrived in 1988. She and her husband, Ron, launched Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in 1998. (Photo courtesy of Andréa Johnson Photography) NEWBERG, Ore. – One of Oregon’s top artisan wineries has been purchased by a large California wine producer. Penner-Ash Wine Cellars announced…

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Linfield College adds to Wine Lecture Series

Richard Smart, viewed as one of the industry’s leading viticultural scientists and nicknamed “The Flying Vine Doctor,” will lecture May 10, 2016 at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. (Photo courtesy of Linfield College) McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Linfield College will bring in two of the world’s top viticultural researchers – Jack…

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Trade auction of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir raises $476,000

Committee members for the inaugural Willamette: Pinot Noir Barrel Auction are, front row, auction director Victoria Pustynsky; Emily Nelson, associate director Willamette Valley Wineries Association, and Sue Horstmann, executive director of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, and back row from left: Pat Dudley, Bethel Heights; Eugenia Keegan, Gran Moraine; Fritz…

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