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Wayne Bailey: Sustainable Farming “Is Just the Right Thing to Do”

Wayne Bailey: Sustainable Farming “Is Just the Right Thing to Do”

Anyone who knows Wayne Bailey knows how important farming is to him. It is where his life began, the son of an Iowa sharecropper. And it is where his life has lead him. Through years of business success as an engineer and a consultant to high profile companies like McDonald’s, Bailey’s work eventually lead him to the vineyards of Burgundy. This was a turning point for Bailey and what began as a three month consultancy expanded into two years in the vineyards of Beaune. “The vignerons there consider themselves farmers,” he remembers, “and so do I. I gravitated toward that. I spent time in the vineyards there and my mind was imagining growing grapes and making wine.” Bailey returned to farming life making Youngberg Hill in Willamette Valley home and livelihood to the Bailey family.

By January 8, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: A Pillar of Oregon’s Wine Tourism Industry

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: A Pillar of Oregon’s Wine Tourism Industry

Wayne Bailey, a vintner known for sustainable farming practices advises, “The best fertilizer is the farmer’s footprint.” Bailey’s footprint has far exceeded the 50 acres of his Youngberg Hill estate in Willamette Valley to play a vital role in the Oregon wine industry. But Bailey’s feet took a long circuitous career path to Youngberg Hill. Along the way Bailey left his mark and gained experiences and business acumen that prepared him to design a business model that is unique among his wine industry neighbors.

By January 8, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Jim Trezise Emphasizes U.S. Wine Industry’s Growing Need for National Representation

Jim Trezise Emphasizes U.S. Wine Industry’s Growing Need for National Representation

If your winery sells 10,000 gallons of wine, you are saving $11,000 a year and you may not even know why: WineAmerica.

By June 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
40 Years Later Pinot Noir Joins Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in Besting French Rivals

40 Years Later Pinot Noir Joins Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in Besting French Rivals

On the 40th anniversary of the ‘Judgement of Paris,’ the United States has once again proven the best place to grow classic French varietals is not always in France. Oregon Pinot Noir has shaken expectations with the announcement that Domaine Serene’s 2012 Winery Hill Vineyard grabbed the coveted Platinum Best of Show for Pinot Noir over £15 at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). The wine from the Dundee Hills AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley beat out 6 grand cru and 26 premier cru Burgundian Pinot Noir.

By August 3, 2016 7 Comments Read More →