Seafood and Wine Festival Continues

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Newport Seafood and Wine Festival continues this weekend, filling large white tents along the Yaquina Bay with gourmet smells. The Newport Chamber of Commerce expects the event will bring in about 20,000 people over the weekend, and $2 – 2.5 million to the local economy. The festival kicked off Thursday evening, … Continue reading »

Oregon Wineries Bottling Billions

  ROSEBURG, Ore. — Economic recovery in Oregon has fluctuated across industries except for one–the wine industry, putting it on track to replacing the timber industry. KEZI 9 News Reporter Grace Lim has a deeper look at the impacts from the Umpqua Valley.

Local Wine Grape Harvest Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — Local wineries are expecting a great year ahead, as workers begin harvesting this year’s grapes. Sarver Winery says the hot summer weather produced a great crop this year. During Monday’s overcast morning, workers at Sarver Winery at Elhanan Vineyard were busy removing muscat grapes from the vine. This year, these grapes, along … Continue reading »

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 »

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