willamette valley

Winerabble Grüner Review

May 6, 2020

OREGON WINE, WHAT WE’RE DRINKING 2019 Ridgecrest Estate Grüner Veltliner  Michele Francisco, 23 hours ago 0 2 min read . 2019 Ridgecrest Estate Grüner Veltliner Ridgecrest Vineyards Ribbon Ridge Willamette Valley Oregon Screwcap closure 294 cases produced 13.0% alcohol Harry Peterson-Nedry purchased the 120-acre Ridgecrest Vineyard, located in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, back in 1980 …
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Winter Warmers January Sip 503 Tasting Event

January 14, 2020

When – Wednesday, January 15th from 5-7pm Saturday, January 18th from 2-5pm Sunday, January 19th from 2-5pm Where – Cellar 503, 4407 SW Corbett Ave., Portland, Oregon 97239 Hosted by Cellar 503 – This month we’re happy to be partnering with Watermill Winery, Jackalope Wine Cellars, RR Winery and Winter’s Hill Estate to bring you …
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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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LOCATION MATTERS.

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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Harry Peterson-Nedry Discusses Climate Change & Sustainability

September 18, 2019

Harry believes that grape growing is an industry that can serve as a “canary in the coalmine” on climate change. “The wine industry will see and has seen first, changes in the climate that were predicted. We can validate that. We have validated it for the past 20 years.”

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