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Center trains Northwest vintners
Gail Oberst/For the Capital Press
Center trains Northwest vintners
Eighteen years ago, Chemeketa Community College established its Northwest Wine Studies Center in the Eola Hills west of Salem. Since then, its students and workshop attendees have learned everything from food and wine pairing to managing entire vineyard...

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Vineyard produces rootstock for other vineyards
Vineyard produces rootstock for other vineyards
There was a learning curve in the beginning, vineyard owner Chris Shown says.
Winery sells unique refillable bottles to customers
Winery sells unique refillable bottles to customers
“This gives opportunity to sell them other newly released wines or let them know of events at the winery,” winemaker Jim Bopp says.
Community grows up with wine
Community grows up with wine
Cody Wright chose downtown Dundee, Ore., for a new winery and tasting room
Wineries look to diversify their offerings
Wineries look to diversify their offerings
Many newer winemakers who can’t afford to grow their own grapes are searching for unusual or alternative varietals to help their businesses stand out.
Cooper looks to NW oak for barrels
Cooper looks to NW oak for barrels
Rick DiFerrari took a trip to Europe in 1992, where he ended up visiting a couple of cooperages in France. Intrigued by the intersection of forestry and viticulture, he ended up extending his trip by a year and a half, taking on an apprenticeship at a...
Washington’s Puget Sound AVA comes of age
Washington’s Puget Sound AVA comes of age
Puget Sound AVA’s 45 or so wineries are a small portion of the state’s more than 900 wineries.
Winemaker says wine consumers in flux
Winemaker says wine consumers in flux
Chuck McKahn, 28, fermented his first batch of wine on his own in 2014.
Grape grower gives time to the land, community
Grape grower gives time to the land, community
Steve Dutton is the president of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau and has served on the board for 13 years.
Five viticulture programs offered in Washington
Students across the state can take classes in growing grapes, making wine.
The ‘Big Two’ wine states by the numbers
At numerical look at California and Washington, the top two wine-producing states in the U.S.