Oregon Wine News

Steve Thompson and his wife, Kris Fade, behind the 100-year-old Ponderosa pine slab that anchors the interior of their tasting room featuring Analemma Wines.

Grand in the Gorge

April 01, 2014

Two Gorge wineries open doors to new tasting rooms.

Unmanned Expo

April 01, 2014

Conference to cover the future of robotics in the vineyard.

Attendees stroll through the 2014 Oregon Wine Symposium trade show held at the Convention Center in Portland.Photo by Carolyn Wells-Kramer

Symposium Climbs

April 01, 2014

Oregon’s annual wine convention grows bigger and better.

Nick Peirano inside Nick s Italian Café with his daughter Carmen, her husband, Eric Ferguson, and their two daughters.

Nick's Big Nod

April 01, 2014

Nick’s Italian Café, watering hole and restaurant for Oregon winemakers and their followers since 1977, has won the attention of James Beard.

Willakia Purchased

April 01, 2014

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the third largest premium wine company in the U.S., with a global ‘string of pearls’ collection of wine estates, has acquired Willakia Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills for its Erath Winery.

Caption: Maragas features a small parcel of the estate’s 21-acre vineyard in front of the winery. These Sangiovese vines are self-rooted and head-trained. Owner Doug Maragas says, “We head-train and shoot canes from a trunk that originates close to the grade of the ground. This is valuable protection for vines, so traditional wine grapes, Vitis vinifera, can withstand extreme air temps, such as what we experienced in December 2013: -21.5 °F.

Surviving the Cold

March 01, 2014

Central Oregon winegrowers discuss winter weather woes

The Cubanísimo Vineyards tasting room and event facility in Salem hosts numerous functions each year, including weddings, anniversaries and monthly salsa dance parties. Photo provided.

Homage to Home

February 01, 2014

Salem winery owner proudly celebrates Cuban heritage

Union Wine Company co-owner/winemaker Ryan Harms has built the winery’s production to 65,000 cases since its 2010 launch. Photo provided.

Can-Do Attitude

February 01, 2014

Union Wine prepares to introduce canned wine to market

French oak barrels and an antique wine press are part of Linfield College’s Oregon wine history exhibit, “Bringing Vines to the Valley.” Photo by Marcus Larson.

Linfield Erath Scholarship

February 01, 2014

Student will get practical experience working with the Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA) in McMinnville.

Frequently ordered items stand adjacent to the main conveyer line at the OLCC’s 230,000-square-foot warehouse in Southeast Portland. Photo provided.

Soaring Spirits

February 01, 2014

OLCC takes pride in proliferation of craft distilleries