Early Harvest for Wine Grapes

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Local winemakers say the hot, dry summer is causing many vineyard grapes to mature faster, making for an earlier harvest. A fairly young local winery is welcoming their first in-house winemaker to the Rogue Valley. “We’ve been actively involved in the process but having our own in-house wine maker takes it … Continue reading »

Truck Carrying Wine Bottles Crashes

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Drivers along I-5 southbound at mile post 44 north of Gold Hill will be moving through just a single lane Friday. That’s because a truck carrying 50,000 empty glass wine bottles crashed early Friday morning. ODOT representatives say all of the glass bottles have to be removed from the trailer before … Continue reading »

International Spotlight on Area Wineries

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Southern Oregon wineries are getting international attention thanks to a profile in one of the biggest publications in the world. The New York Times highlighted southern Oregon’s wineries and vineyards in an article this week, and called them an alternative to the Napa Valley. Local wineries said the region grows a … Continue reading »

Interview: Art and the Vineyard

EUGENE, Ore. — You can get music, art and wine all in one place at the annual Art and the Vineyard happening at Alton Baker Park. Maude Kerns couldn’t pull off the event without volunteers, and they say you can attend the event for free if you help. Michael Fisher with the Maude Kerns Art Center joined us … Continue reading »

Local Wine Reaches Japan

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – A Rogue Valley winery is about to make its debut in Japan. And it’s all thanks to what the owners call a fortuitous business meeting. The owners of Valley View Winery inked the deal while at an event at the Costco headquarters in Issaquah, Washington. The Valley View owners say the general … Continue reading »

Tour Showcases Rogue Valley Wineries

MEDFORD, Ore — The fifth annual Roam the Rogue Winery Tour is happening this weekend. Seven wineries from across the Rogue Valley are taking part in the Memorial Day weekend event. Those wineries include Agate Ridge Vinyard, Cliff Creek Cellars, Del Rio Vineyard, Folin Cellars, Kriselle Cellars, LaBrasseur Winery and RoxyAnn Winery. It all kicks … Continue reading »

Federal Rules Threaten Wine Growlers

EUGENE, Ore. — Federal regulations could threaten a growing trend in Eugene–wine growlers. Oregon passed a law last year making it legal to fill up reusable containers with wine. Since then, growler fill-up stations have been popping up all over the area. Now the U.S. government is asking Oregon to overturn that ruling, saying retailers … Continue reading »

Seafood and Wine Festival Kicks Off

NEWPORT, Ore. – The coast saw winds of more than 50 miles per hour earlier this week, and though it caused some concern for organizers of the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, the event is up and running for its 37th year. It was opening night Thursday evening for the event, on a much milder … Continue reading »

Interview: Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellar

EUGENE, Ore. — Many like to drink wine, but sometimes choosing which one can serve to be intimidating. You never know if the vintage you’re buying will be good or leave you unimpressed. It’s especially hard when you try to pair your wine with the food you’re serving. Katie Shook, the general manager at Pyrenees … Continue reading »

Oregon Wines Fly Free on Alaska Airlines

EUGENE, Ore. – A new partnership will allow visitors to Oregon to bring home local wines, by air. Alaska Airlines, the Oregon Wind Board and Travel Oregon have partnered together to start the Oregon Wines Fly Free program. Starting September 10, up to a case of Oregon wine can fly home with visitors free of … Continue reading »

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