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Hampton Lumber has diversified into the wine industry with investments in vineyards and a winemakers’ studio.

The potential for wildfires and stricter regulations has convinced an Oregon timber company to dip its toe into the wine industry.

Hampton Lumber of Portland has bought the Carlton Winemakers Studio from its founders for an undisclosed sum, building on earlier vineyard investments in Polk and Yamhill counties.

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