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Chapter 24 Vineyards Is Mark Tarlov’s New Oregon Winery

As reported here last week, new Oregon winery Chapter 24 Vineyards  is the latest project of Mark Tarlov, founder of Evening Land Vineyards. Chapter 24 Vineyards is named for the final, 24th book of The Odyssey. Yesterday Tarlov announced more about Chapter 24 Vineyards in an interview with Wine Spectator. He has hired a French [...]

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Chapter 24 Vineyards

Mark Tarlov is back with a vengeance! The master mind behind high flying Oregon winery Evening Land Vineyards has a new project, Chapter 24 Vineyards. Last summer he hired the talented young winemaker Mikey Etzel and his 2012 vintage Oregon wines are now in barrel. If I might speculate about the future – - Mark [...]

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Oregon Wine: First Commercially Produced Sparkling Wine

Oregon wine: Can you guess what the first commercially produced sparkling wine in Oregon was? It’s not who you think. It was made by Fred Arterberry for his family’s Red Hills Vineyard, and the Maresh family (he married Martha Maresh) still have a bottle of it to show off. It’s made from the original Chardonnay [...]

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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 Wineries Minus the Crowds

Some suggestions for hassle-free Oregon wine touring Oregon wine lovers turn out in droves to visit wineries on holidays like Thanksgiving and Memorial Day, a sometimes sadistic activity that requires as much patience as it does interest in wine. After enduring apocalyptic traffic lines (it can look oddly like a post-Zombie escape from urban areas), [...]

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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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Top Scoring 2010 Oregon Pinot noirs

Tanzer’s Annual Review of Oregon Pinot noirs – 2010 Vintage Oregon 2010 vintage Pinot noir really is something special.  The tiny yields brought in have produced some outstanding Pinot noir. According to Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar’s Josh Raynolds, “Fans of bright, focused pinot noir are going to find plenty to like from the 2010 vintage…The [...]

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Oregon Wine: Chehalem Mtns AVA

Chehalem Mountains is the largest AVA in Oregon and includes Ribbon Ridge, the smallest AVA in the state and one of the smallest in the country. About 69 wineries and vineyards fill the area. All specialize in Pinot noir. The Chehalem Mountains AVA includes some of Oregon’s best known: namesake Chehalem, Adelsheim, Archery Summit, Ponzi, [...]

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Congrats Owen Roe Winery

Wine Spectator 93 points Owen Roe 2009 Slide Mountain Cabernet Franc!    

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Wild horse in eastern Washington State

News From Owen Roe Winery

My conversation with Owen Roe owner and winemaker David O’Reilly began with his vivid description of wild horses he’s seen running near the 1973 Block of Washington’s Red Willow Vineyard in Yakima, Washington. The breathtaking vision is just another reason he loves the hills of central Washington. above: wild horse on the plains west of [...]

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