Oregon Wine Country Stories: Decoding the Grape

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Just fifty years ago, Oregon had no wine industry of consequence. Today, the state teems with a wine culture that matches the fecundity of its land and the vital spirit of its people. The pioneers who dared that tradition into being, from astrophysicists to cherry farmers to harpsichord makers, stand poised to pass on their legacy to an eager new generation. The bold experimentation of urban wineries now joins the steady contributions of outstanding producers like Bethel Heights, Cerulean Skies, Eyrie and Honeywood. Kenneth Friedenreich, a noted Oregon wine writer and an equally ardent Oregon wine devotee, seizes this moment of transition to probe the state's fascinating oenological frontiers and evaluate the repercussions of the industry's dramatic success. Based on dozens of interviews and even more glasses of wine, this drinking companion volume traverses the full range of Oregon's viticultural areas, providing useful AVA maps, historical photos and extensive winery listings.
ISBN: 9781625858757
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Oregon
Series: American Palate
Images: 103
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kenneth Friedenreich liked Oregon wine well enough to leave sunny southern California to move to Oregon in 2012. A man of various careers always inviting prose, he has contributed widely to magazines on topics from business to healthcare, travel and music, wine and food. He continues as wine editor for California Homes Magazine, for which he has worked for many years. He now lives in Portland.
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