Willamette Valley

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A Short History of Agriculture in Willamette Valley Before Wine

The Willamette Valley, located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, has a rich history of agriculture that predates its current status as a world-renowned wine region. For thousands of years before European settlement, the valley was inhabited by indigenous peoples who practiced a variety of agricultural techniques to cultivate crops like camas, […]

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Oregon Wine Organizations and Non-Profits

The wine industry in Oregon has a rich history of collaboration and support through various non-profits and other organizations. These groups work together to promote and improve the industry, support research and education, and provide networking opportunities for those involved. Here is a brief overview of some of the key organizations and their histories: Oregon

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Bordeaux: A History of the World’s Premier Wine Region

Bordeaux: A History of the World’s Premier Wine Region When we think of the history of Bordeaux, the first thing that comes to mind is wine. It’s a port city that dominates the wine trade and has tens of thousands of acres of vineyards. The surrounding region produces over five million hectoliters of wine each year,

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Willamette Valley named in Time Magazine’s Top 50 Places to Visit

Willamette Valley, Oregon is a region renowned for its stunning natural beauty, world-class wines, and vibrant culture. It has recently become a hot vacation destination, so much so that Time Magazine recently listed Willamette Valley in their Top 50 Places to Visit. That’s right, Willamette Valley and Time Magazine! From picturesque vineyards to charming small towns, there

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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 have earned him numerous accolades

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A List of Some of the Earliest Vineyards in the Willamette Valley

Table of Contents – First Vineyards in the Willamette Valley Here is a timeline and list of the first vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Scroll to see the vineyards in the order they were planted or select a vineyard to jump down in the article. 1858:  Mathiot family’s vineyard in “La Butte” 1965:  Charles Coury

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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 Adelsheim David Adelsheim was born

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Lynn Penner-Ash: The Female Wine Pioneer Who Revolutionized the Oregon Wine Industry

Willamette Valley’s Lynne Penner-Ash Lynn Penner-Ash is a trailblazing female winemaker from the Willamette Valley who has earned a reputation as a “master blender” and has become synonymous with exquisite, world-class wines. Alongside her husband, she founded Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in 1998, which has since become a renowned winery in Oregon, the United States, and

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