1968 - Dick Erath’s Vineyard In Willamette Valley

In 1969, Erath planted his first Pinot Noir vines in the Dundee Hills. This small region served as the beginning point for an experiment involving several generations. Erath and other modern winemakers persisted in gaining worldwide recognition for Pinot vintages. Throughout the 1980s, the Oregon wine industry experienced substantial growth.

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