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Gov. Brown backs four vineyards' Oregon Solidarity effort

March 04, 2019

Gov. Kate Brown has lent her support to the collaboration of four wineries to create three wines from 2,000 tons of Rogue Valley grapes rejected by a California vintner days before harvest citing smoke taint from wildfires. Testing in October showed thus far wildfire smoke hadn't had an adverse effect on the grapes, Christine Clair, winery director of Willamette Valley Vineyards, told the AP.