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 »

Out & About: May 24th-26th

There are a lot of ways to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend. Here are some ideas from 104.7 FM KDUK’s Valerie Steele: Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to get out to your local wineries; and, the Willamette Valley has plenty of them. Wineries will be hosting open houses all weekend for tastings, music … Continue reading »

Out & About: March 15th-17th

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, KDUK’s Valerie Steele has these suggestions. Out & About Links: Lucky Clover Run MythBusters: Behind the Myths Rhapsody in the Vineyard Dead Man Walking To submit your own event and find more, click here.

Growlers Bill Clears Oregon House

EUGENE, Ore. — Wine lovers might soon be able take some of their favorite wines and cider home in growlers. On Thursday the Oregon House of Representative approved a bill that would allow people to fill up the containers at stores and restaurants. It still has to pass the Senate, but for the most part … Continue reading »

Wine Gala to Show Off Oregon’s Finest

CANYONVILLE, Ore. — Oregon’s oldest wine gala, the Greatest of the Grape, is happening this weekend. The state’s best wines will be showcased at the event, which happens Saturday, March 2 at Seven Feathers Casino Resort and Spa. The event hosted by the Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association includes nearly 30 wineries that will serve a … Continue reading »

Ducks in Arizona: Harper, Klein & Wines

GLENDALE, Ariz.– Our team coverage of the 2013 Fiesta Bowl continues from Arizona. Sports reporter Erik Elken went to an OPEN Duck practice to size up the matchup Oregon’s defense faces in Kansas State’s Heisman finalist Collin Klein. Sports Director Jake Zivin catches us up with former Duck turned Wildcat Chris Harper. Also, for Oregon … Continue reading »

Ducks in the Desert: Arizona Wines

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Picture Arizona. The desert climate, rocky terrain and Saguaro cacti likely come to mind. But vineyards? Probably not. “In 2000 when I planted by vineyard, one of the jokes on Saturday Night Live was one of the 10 Best Ways to Lose Money was to plant a vineyard in Arizona,” recalled Sam … Continue reading »

Willamette Valley Honored for Wine

EUGENE, Ore. — Wine lovers, you can tip your glasses. The Willamette Valley is considered one of the best wine destinations in America. Trip Advisor gave the valley the nod. The winners were determined based on their popularity as wine destinations, but readers’ opinions on local restaurants, attractions and accommodations were also factored in. Sonoma … Continue reading »

Wine Institute’s First Crush

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Western Oregon produces a lot of wine and winemakers thanks to the growing Southern Oregon Wine Institute (SOWI). The program at Umpqua Community College has been developing its program since 2008. Now it’s finally making wine all on its own. The institute has been making wine for about three years now, but … Continue reading »

Winery Rushes to Beat Rain

MONROE, Ore. — Oregon wineries say this is one the driest harvest seasons on record, but that dry spell is quickly coming to an end. The forecasted rain could hurt this year’s crop. Most of the vines at Benton-Lane Winery have been picked clean of grapes by now. Staff there have been working night and … Continue reading »

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