Wineries Team Up for Wine Tour

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Wine tasting season is here. And with the warmer weather, some Willamette Valley wineries are teaming up for a wine tour in the Corvallis area. For $20, you can get a passport from the Visit Corvallis center downtown. That passport will get you free wine tasting at 15 different wineries in the … 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 »

King Estate Installs Solar Panels

EUGENE, Ore. — Folks gathered for a big celebration in the King Estate vineyards Saturday. After five long years, winery owner Ed King’s green project is officially complete. While the more than 4,000 solar panels were up and running at the end of last year, on Saturday┬áKing and his partners celebrated with a ribbon cutting … Continue reading »