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 »

New Beer and Wine Lounge Opens

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local bar hopes to help revitalize the night life in town. Downtown Springfield hasn’t always had the best reputation, but the city and local businesses like Tom and Johnny’s new beer and wine lounge are working to change that. Over the past few years, the city has worked to push out … Continue reading »

Art and the Vineyard Showcases Local Wine, Art, Music

EUGENE, Ore. — If art, wine and music are your thing, then the Art and Vineyard festival is likely on your agenda this weekend. There are 130 artists from all over the West showing their art–that’s 25 more artists than before. There are 30 who make sculptures for outdoor gardens. There are artists demonstrating how … Continue reading »

China Connection: A Taste for Oregon Wine

May 31, 2011 By Holly Menino Hangzhou, China — The “Made In China” label seems to be everywhere in the United States. But what about in China? Will you find “Made In USA” labels there?  Experts say the Chinese do like buying American made products. One Oregon industry is experiencing major growth because of it.

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