wine history tours logo
Search
Book Now

Biography

Willamette Valley Wine Country

Dick Ponzi’s Role in the Wine Industry

Although Willamette Valley’s wine industry is relatively new it has managed to carve a prominent place in the world of wine. This is mostly due to its ideal conditions for grape-growing and winemaking. But it is also in-part due to a handful of winemaking pioneers, one of which was Dick Ponzi. 

Read More »
Wine Yars In Willamette Valley

Ken Wright: One Of Willamette Valley’s Best Winemakers

Ken Wright: Winemaker Ken Wright is a renowned winemaker in Willamette Valley, Oregon, who has made significant contributions to the state’s wine industry. He has dedicated his life to making high-quality wines that express the unique terroir of the region. Wright’s passion for winemaking and his unwavering commitment to excellence

Read More »
David Lett: “Papa Pinot”

David Lett: “Papa Pinot”

Willamette Valley’s David Lett David Lett, also known as “Papa Pinot,” was a pioneer of the Oregon wine industry. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the state’s wine history. His work with Pinot Noir and other varietals helped to establish the Willamette Valley as

Read More »
Dick Erath's wine

Dick Erath: An Oregon Legend

Willamette Valley’s Dick Erath Dick Erath’s contributions to the Oregon wine industry were numerous and profound. In the 1960s, he was  actually working in the California wine industry. It was during his time in California that he became interested in Pinot Noir, a grape variety that he believed could thrive

Read More »
Image Of Wine Grape

David Adelsheim and Oregon’s Wine Industry

Willamette Valley’s David Adelsheim David Adelsheim is a prominent figure in Oregon’s wine industry. He founded Adelsheim Vineyard, one of the oldest and well known wineries in Oregon. Through his work, Adelsheim helped lay the framework for the now thriving wine industry in Oregon.  Early Life and Career of David

Read More »
Napa Valley sign

The Story Of Robert Mondavi

The Story Of Robert Mondavi The Mondavi family has been involved in the winemaking industry since the 1920s. A prominent member of the family, Cesare Mondavi, immigrated to America in 1906, and his son Robert Mondavi was born in 1913. In 1936, Cesare Mondavi purchased the Sunny St. Helena winery in Napa

Read More »

Categories

Hot Topics

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

No spam, notifications only about new products, updates.