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Oregon Wine – New Winery – Jared Etzel

Jared Etzel is the new General Manager and winemaker for an as yet unnamed vineyard and winery on The North Willamette Valley’s Wine Industry’s “Gold Coast,” Worden Hill Road. Jared is the eldest of Mike Etzel’s (Beaux Freres) three sons. His other wine projects include the Coattails and Horsetail wines, made with his brothers at [...]

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Oregon Winemaking OUR Way

According to a study released in 2011, the Oregon wine industry supports nearly fifteen thousand jobs statewide and brings in more than 2.7 billion in revenue per year. The more our industry grows, I believe, the more it becomes evident how differently we do things here. It is more than a quaint fact that we [...]

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Oregon Wine Route Views

Every time I drive up to wine country there are amazing images to photograph along the way. Here’s one from yesterday, on the way to Shea Wine Cellars – they are harvesting straw, and the dinosaur on the right is an irrigator pulled up, ready to be taken apart and put away for the season. [...]

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Speculators Say – Buy 2012

With so much money resting upon both the quantity and quality of each year’s grape harvest in Oregon, the din of speculators can be heard as early as March in some years. Keep in mind that this is before bud break and long before the first grapes have appeared on any vines. The truth is [...]

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Oregon Wine Cellaring Underseas

Wine Cellaring Under the Sea: New Industry for Oregon? It gives a whole new meaning to Davey Jones’ (wine?) locker. And a new industry for Oregon winemakers. “Combine your next scuba diving vacation with a visit to your wine cellar.” No I’m not kidding. Today Decanter carried an article about a new wine cellaring facility [...]

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