Category: Southern Oregon Winery Association News

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The Wine Enthusiast Awards Four DANCIN Vineyard wines 94 Points

Four of DANCIN Vineyards wines scored 94 points with The Wine Enthusiast.  The wines receiving the designation of “superb” include DANCIN’s 2012 Melodia Pinot Noir, 2012 Trata Pinot Noir, 2013 Chassé Chardonnay and 2013 Capriccio Chardonnay. Results are listed in the August 2015 issue.…

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Brandborg Vineyard and Winery Named Oregon Winery of the Year

Terry and Sue Brandborg are used to getting awards. In fact, Terry’s skill with cool-climate grapes such as Riesling, Pinot Noir and Gewürztraminer has led to gold medals and a couple of platinums in the last year alone. It’s this…

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Umpqua Valley Delivers Quality Wines

“You can taste wine made from every major grape in the world all in one location,” said Steve Reustle, owner and winemaker at Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards west of Roseburg. This is a region where you can discover great wines…

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Applegate’s Camaraderie of the Grape

While the wine industry in this valley is in its infancy, winemakers continue to explore the possibilities in an artisan environment. This cluster of small wineries rely on each other to produce great Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Syrah and Bordeaux styles as…

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European Varietals Reign in Southern Oregon

By Roberta Kent for the Mail Tribune   The wine world has discovered Southern Oregon. The region’s hills and valleys offer many climate variations and soil types, from granite to clay, sandy loam, alluvial gravel and volcanic ash. Southern Oregon…

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A Hobby That Got Out of Hand

Bridgeview Vineyard & Winery becomes top producer By Carla Shryock Bob Kerivan originally planted grapes to give his wife, Lelo, something to do. The two, frequent visitors to the Southern Oregon coast, had recently bought a 10-acre parcel of land…

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Abacela Blends the Elements

A trip to Abacela winery southwest of Roseburg is an entertaining lesson in Southern Oregon geology, in climatology. It’s your chance to understand how soil, weather and a passion for making great wines can become the perfect troika. Discover Abacela…