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11/15/18

Supporters of public broadcasting along the Gulf Coast staged the inaugural New Orleans International Wine Awards, and Pinot Noir producers from Oregon left a delicious impression with judges and at the public tasting that followed in the French Quarter. Iris Vineyards near Eugene, Ore., led entrants from the Pacific Northwest with four gold medals, including a unanimous double gold medal for its 2017 Chalice Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir. The other gold medals produced by Aaron Lieberman were for two examples of Chardonnay from the 2015 vintage and the 2015 Areté Pinot Noir.

11/15/18

Don Hagge turned his physics degree from University of California-Berkeley into a position with the Apollo space program, but his passion for Pinot Noir took off decades after the project's final mission.

11/15/18

More runoff needed to ensure adequate irrigation supplies

11/14/18

Willamette Valley Vineyards, a leading Oregon producer of Pinot Noir, generated income applicable to common shareholders of $385,199, or $0.08 cents per share, for the third quarter of 2018, down from $427,996, or $0.09 cents per share, for the corresponding prior year period, representing a $42,797 or 10.0% decrease in income ...

11/14/18

Vicki Lewis and her husband Don Hagge, a Ph.D., and former NASA physicist, purchased in 1999 what is now Vidon Vineyard (pronounced "VEE-dawn" - a contraction of their names) in Oregon's North Willamette Valley to pursue their love of Pinot Noir

11/13/18

A to Z Wineworks, Fetzer Winery, and Cabot Creamery worked with B Lab to create a national 'Vote Every Day' B Corp awareness campaign, which launched right after the 2018 mid-term elections. Certified B Corporations, a global community of more than 2,600 businesses, are dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. The new campaign urges people to 'Vote Every Day' by considering the businesses they support with their dollars.

11/13/18

The Oregon wine community raised $1,055,000 at the 2018 ¡Salud! Premiere Oregon Pinot Noir Wine Auction this year, exceeding all previous totals. The annual two-day, two-event extravaganza benefits one cause: healthcare for Oregon's vineyard workers, many of them Hispanic immigrants.

11/13/18

The program aims to enhance leadership, personal development, agriculture awareness.

11/12/18

It's the third time voters rejected the measure.

11/12/18

"When it was discovered in 2012, nurseries spent hundreds of thousands of dollars testing for this virus to clean up their stock," Martin said. "The year after it was discovered, there were nurseries that cut off sales until they could determine whether or not they were clean." Now bugs are spreading red blotch between Pacific Northwest vines. Researchers are trying to identify which bugs are the culprits.

11/09/18

A large Yakima hotel has been mostly converted into farmworker housing and owners foresee it meeting more need as use of foreign guestworkers continues to grow.

11/08/18

Walden's office has said forestry reform among his top priorities right now.

11/08/18

Three incumbent Republican state representatives fell Tuesday night, shifting more of the Oregon House

11/08/18

Washington Ecology floats fees for wine wastewater permits

11/08/18

A Wenatchee Valley pear cooperative is the first tree fruit packer in Washington to use H-2B-visa fo

11/08/18

You can assess the sanity of the endeavor; I'll be outside setting up my new trellis.

11/08/18

These pioneering expats have ventured to Oregon and are showing the world why this state is called the Burgundy of the Pacific Northwest.

11/08/18

New wastewater-disposal regulations imposed by the Washington Department of Ecology will collectively cost 68 of the state's larger wineries more than $200,000 the first year, under a department proposal.

11/07/18

Oregon voters will be picking a governor and deciding the fate of several high-profile measures, including one that would repeal the first-in-the nation immigrant sanctuary law.

11/07/18

Jesus Guillen passed away yesterday far too early at the age of 37. A brilliant and humble man, he will be greatly missed by the Oregon wine community

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