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Tag: Willamette Valley

Afternoon Brief, August 12

Afternoon Brief, August 12

Wave of Mergers and Acquisitions Sweeps U.S. Wineries: Over the past several months, there’s been a drumbeat of big-name mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. wine industry…

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Afternoon Brief, August 10

Afternoon Brief, August 10

Prospects of a Light Crop Strengthen Prices for California’s 2016 Wine Grapes: Judging by early results from the unusually early start to this year’s harvest, California’s 2016 wine grape production could total no higher than average, if that much, reports Jeff Bitter, vice president of operations for Allied Grape Growers cooperative…

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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.

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Willamette Valley Auction Announces 2017 Date

Willamette Valley Auction Announces 2017 Date

Second Annual Trade Auction Showcases More than 60 Rare Lots of 2015 Pinot Noir Portland, Ore. (July 18, 2016) – A remarkable event spotlighting Willamette Valley wine, Willamette: The Pinot Noir Barrel Auction will welcome bidders and guests to its second annual occasion on March 31st and April 1, 2017. The weekend gathering will feature rare lots […]

King Estate Winery Joins Willamette Valley AVA

King Estate Winery Joins Willamette Valley AVA

King Estate Winery, a long-time and leading producer of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, has joined Oregon’s best known wine growing region, the Willamette Valley. Located in Eugene, Ore., King Estate petitioned the federal government in 2013 to expand the 5,360-square-mile Willamette Valley viticultural area by 29 square miles to include the winery.  The expansion […]

Afternoon Brief, December 4

Afternoon Brief, December 4

North Coast Wineries See Opportunities, Challenges Ahead in 2016: The North Coast wine industry remains in a relatively strong position going into 2016 despite a much lighter grape harvest this year and persistent environmental concerns, especially as its water use comes under greater scrutiny in a drought era, industry analysts said Thursday…

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Afternoon Brief, November 6

Afternoon Brief, November 6

Objections May Scuttle Jackson Wine Purchase in McMinnville: Two parties have filed objections to Jackson Family Wines purchase of two mirror-image buildings in a set of three on the campus of the former Evergreen International Aviation…

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2015 Oregon Harvest Report: Vintage Delivers Exceptional Fruit Quality

2015 Oregon Harvest Report: Vintage Delivers Exceptional Fruit Quality

Once again, the Oregon wine industry experienced another extraordinary, nearly ideal growing season. The 2015 vintage began with warm weather conditions in the winter that continued throughout spring and summer. Yet, light scattered showers in late August and a return to normalcy in September gave a break to what was an intense growing season. The […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 20

Afternoon Brief, August 20

Lake Chelan Wildfire Destroys Winery: A wildfire has destroyed one winery and caused many of the regions winemakers and grape growers to evacuate…

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Afternoon Brief, August 12

Afternoon Brief, August 12

Willamette Valley Vineyards Files Lawsuit Over Pinot Noir Killed by Drifting Pesticides: Oregon winery Willamette Valley Vineyards (WVV) has filed a lawsuit seeking damages for the loss of nearly 13 tons of Pinot Noir grapes ruined by an herbicide drift incident in 2013

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Afternoon Brief, July 20

Afternoon Brief, July 20

The face of wine is changing: how traditional agencies are rethinking their strategies: Supermarkets’ recent headline-grabbing range culls are just the latest in a long series of changes that have rocked the trade and forced suppliers to take a hard look at the way they do business

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Afternoon Brief, June 2

Afternoon Brief, June 2

Drought Is Bearing Fruit for Washington Wineries: American wine, for all the hype and hyperbole in recent years about Idaho rieslings or Pennsylvania pinot noirs, is still overwhelmingly a California thing…

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Afternoon Brief, October 28

Afternoon Brief, October 28

How bad is the California drought?:
Across California, from the manicured lawns of Beverly Hills to sun-baked farmers’ fields, they are praying for rain this winter. But “El Nino,” the weather phenomenon which sometimes brings storms, will be “weak” and “offer little help” to the desperately parched state…

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Afternoon Brief, October 23

Afternoon Brief, October 23

Petaluma Gap AVA Bid Blowing in the Wind:
Sonoma County already has 16 AVAs, but growers in the Petaluma Gap are applying for their own sub-appellation…

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Afternoon Brief, October 3

Afternoon Brief, October 3

Harvey Posert Jr., the Man Behind Robert Mondavi’s Message, Dies at 84:
Harvey Posert Jr., a career professional in public relations who was one of the leading figures behind the scenes in California wine’s success over the past 40 years, died early on Oct. 3 at St. Helena Hospital…