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Dan Berger On Wine: Ridgecrest, a new wine brand, 40 years old

May 27, 2020

On Wine DAN BERGER May 22, 2020 Subscribe for less than $2.50/wk! Harry Peterson-Nedry, founder of Ridgecrest winery, was among those who recognized the potential of the Willamette Valley 40 years ago.  Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Wine lovers who seek classically structured, cooler-climate wines would do well to remember the name Ridgecrest, a new wine …

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Winemakers Warming to Reality of Climate Change

November 21, 2019

Written by Robert Smith × November 20, 2019 Napa, Calif. — Droughts. Soaking winters. Heat waves. Wildfires. The last several years have whipsawed West Coast winemakers such as David Graves, who produces that oh-so-delicate of varietals, pinot noir. It is also prompting vintners to ponder whether climate change — once seen as distant concern — …

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Vintners: Oregon Wine Industry will have to Adapt to Climate Change

October 30, 2019

“The Willamette Valley isn’t a region that bakes the heck out of things and gives you big, forward, unidimensional wines,” Peterson-Nedry said. “Because we are in a cooler climate than most, we are a canary in the coal mine, so to speak. We see things earlier as far as climate is concerned.”

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October 22, 2019

“An issue as important as accurate wine labeling calls for a singular response from our industry. The Wine Origins Alliance helps my Oregon and Willamette Valley wine regions, as well as our counterparts from across the United States and the world, ensure that labels are accurate and wines are authentic. Special places make unique wines and deserve name protection.”

Harry Peterson-Nedry, representative, Oregon Wine Board and Willamette Valley Wineries

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The Willamette Valley wine pioneers – legends of the wine industry

October 4, 2019

Harry Peterson-Nedry purchased land to establish Ridgecrest Vineyards in what would later become part of the Ribbon Ridge AVA in 1980.

There were maybe 10 families making wine in the Willamette Valley before 1980. When each of these Willamette Valley pioneers came to the valley, they did not come with a pocketful of money. They came with dreams and optimism.

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Aging Pinot | Make room in your cellar for the Oregon wine icon

October 1, 2019

Harry Peterson-Nedry of RR Winery and Ridgecrest Vineyards says, “The climate is as close to a bona fide cool climate as we can get in this era of climate change, which means gentle ripening with retained acidity and ripe — but not overripe — fruit, meaning balance.  And that is key to aging. Older vines help also, having deep root systems that search for water and trace elements in the sedimentary and volcanic soils.”

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June Oregon Winery Pre-Fixe at Ned Ludd

June 3, 2019

Stop by Ned Ludd this month to taste what chef Jason French has paired with a few of our favorite wines. Pictures of these amazing dishes coming soon!

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Look Who’s Coming! Wynne in Boston | Harry in New York | City Winery

May 3, 2019

Join City Winery and six renowned winemakers, including our very own Wynne Peterson-Nedry in Boston and Harry Peterson-Nedry in New York, from different appellations of Oregon’s Willamette Valley for an intimate five-course food and wine pairing experience!

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WILLAMETTE: The Pinot Noir Auction raises more than $1 million

May 3, 2019

Newberg,Ore. – This weekend, the fourth annual Willamette Valley Wineries Association WILLAMETTE: The Pinot Noir Auction raised more than $1 million, surpassing all previous records.

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Willamette Still West Coast’s Wine Sweetheart | Wine-Searcher News & Features

April 25, 2019

There’s no denying that Willamette Valley has become the West Coast’s sweetheart wine region over the past 10 years.

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