Wine Chemistry Workshop w/ Dr. Barry Gump

In the lull after Thanksgiving when the tasting room is quiet and the 2014 vintage is put to bed, here's a useful 1.5 day workshop on wine chemistry. It's in Roseburg and is taught by analytical chemist Dr. Barry Gump Everyone I've spoken to who has taken it says it's well worth the time. A

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Oregon Harvest 2014: Picking Grapes


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Chapter 24 Unveils New Dundee Tasting Room

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Giant 2014 Oregon Grape Harvest

"I'm leaving these grapes for the birds." "I have some beautiful grapes - do you want them?" "I bought three more stainless tanks and it's still not enough." Oregon is awash in grapes and the precious juice they produce. The Oregon wine harvest is HUGE.   Beautiful, gorgeous, perfect grapes and no where to put

By |October 10th, 2014|Categories: Feature, Post, Wineries|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Wineries: Want a Big Fine? Use Volunteers

By Judy Parker, photo by Jean Yates The other day, Jean and I were talking about the upcoming 2014 harvest in Oregon. We were talking about horror stories in previous harvests -- last year's typhoon, the birds in 2009, the hail in 2005 -- when it struck me that the worst horror story is yet

By |September 16th, 2014|Categories: Feature, Post, Wineries|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Dundee Hills Views from Maresh Vineyard

Northeast from Powell Hill Winery, located in the Maresh Vineyard.   Looking over the valley from the north side of Maresh Vineyard at dawn, July 2014. The building is their winery, the tasting room is further up the hill.

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Archery Summit Winemaker Chris Mazepink

The Wine Spectator Interview Here's a great interview of Chris Mazepink, General Manager and Winemaker at Archery Summit. He skyrocketed to this prestigious position via Benton Lane, Shea, and Lemelson wineries. His winemaking journey started at Oregon State University, where I had the pleasure of knowing him as a customer at Avalon Wine and as

By |June 29th, 2014|Categories: Post, Wineries|0 Comments

Great Oregon Vineyard Land Grab Actually Closeout Sale

Oregon vineyard purchases by Kendall Jackson, Ste. Michelle Estates, Precept Wine, Domaine Drouhin, and this week's purchase by Elk Cove Winery have led to speculation that the Oregon wine industry is going the way of California - large corporations buying up prime vineyards and forcing small wineries out of business. Pundits claim "we're on the

By |March 19th, 2014|Categories: Industry, Post, Wineries|Tags: , |7 Comments

New Product for Winery Tasting Room: Oregon Grapevines for Smoking

It's almost pruning time and time to prep a new product your tasting room this summer. Spare a row of cuttings and make bundles of grapevines or bags of chips for smoking meat - with a 100% profit margin. Might be a project for the kids to make some money. This is not a new

By |January 5th, 2014|Categories: Post, Wineries|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Arterberry Maresh 1985: Parker Best of 2013

Today Robert Parker's website posted articles by each of their reviewers listing their Best of 2013. Oregon wine reviewer David Schildknecht named the 1985 Arterberry Maresh Pinot noir Red Hills Vineyard Willamette Valley (98 points) one of his three Best of 2013: Greatest Wine Drinking Experiences, saying: Arterberry Cellars 1985 Pinot Noir Red Hills Vineyard

By |December 23rd, 2013|Categories: Highlight, Post, Wineries|Tags: |0 Comments
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