As an Oregon winemaker, Andrew Rich knew he was within close proximity to two distinct grape growing regions: the Willamette Valley and Columbia Valley that afforded him certain advantages.
It’s that time of year to get your buckets ready and go pick your own fruit and/or vegetables.
Dick Shea came into farming later in life from an entirely different career path. He chose his Oregon vineyard property (Shea Wine Cellars) after six months of careful research, settling upon a 140-acre pasture in the Yamhill-Carleton District in Newberg.
Deborah Madison talks about some of the botanical families, and their edible members that are organized by chapter in her new book, Vegetable Literacy.
The idea for the LIVE program (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) came about in the early 1990’s when it became clear to Ted Casteel there needed to be both an education and independent verification program based upon solid, science-based principles to promote sustainability practices to other producers.
Veteran food author Deborah Madison’s new cookbook “Vegetable Literacy” draws inspiration for its recipes directly from the garden.
Sparkling wines are relatively new in the Willamette Valley. Chris Berg, the current winemaker for the Laurel Ridge Winery, is one of the few local winemakers who specializes in making “Methode Champenoise” style sparkling wines.
Rick DeFerrari, of Oregon Barrel Works makes hand-crafted, wine barrels from Oregon and French oak woods, to achieve the desired blend of characteristics individual winemakers are looking for. Wine barrels used in the aging process play an important role in imparting the final taste to the finished wines.