February 2023

These U.S. wine regions offer the best experience for your money

Miami Herald | February 2023

Evie Blanco gives a comprehensive top 25 ranking of the nation’s finest wine regions in terms of price. Coming in at number 13 is Chehalem Mountains.

 

Dr. Robert Gross of Cooper Mountain Vineyards Honored with Founders Award at the Oregon Wine Symposium

Wine Industry Advisor | February 2023

Dr. Robert Gross of Cooper Mountain Vineyards was honored with the Oregon Wine Board’s Founders Award for his contribution to advancing biodynamic and organic winemaking within the region. Cooper Mountain was first to receive Demeter Biodynamic Certification in the Pacific Northwest (1999), and currently biodynamically farms across 200 acres of vines.

 

Northwest Wineries Go Rhône To Bring Home Top Awards From Australia

Great Northwest Wine | February 2023

Eric Degerman shares the Rhône varieties from the Pacific Northwest that rose to the top at the latest Global Fine Wine Challenge. Featured was Elk Cove Vineyards with a Double gold for their 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir and a gold medal for their 2019 La Bohème Pinot Noir. As well as J. Christopher Wines with a gold medal for their  2018 Volcanique Pinot Noir.

 

Wineries Near Portland

Travel Portland | February 2023

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway from Portland, Courtney Tait offers her recommendations of wineries surrounding the city. Two of which include our Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers members: Hamacher Wines and Cooper Mountain Vineyards.

 

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Harvest Intern? 

Oregon Wine Press | February 2023

Sarah Murdoch shares her experiences as a Harvest Intern at Hazelfern Cellars. Murdoch worked 8-12 hour days over the course of two months where she helped with the harvesting, fermentation and bottling phases of wine production.

 

JANUARY 2023

Bubbly adventures await in Willamette Valley wine country

The Oregonian | January 2023

Michael Alberty offers his recommendations for sparkling wine experiences in the Willamette Valley. One spot mentioned is our Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers member, Dion Vineyard, and how they make “some of the best traditional method sparkling wines in the entire Willamette Valley”.

 

WineInk : Post-Pinot Posse 

Aspen Times | January 2023

Kelly J. Hayes asks attendees at the Pinot Posse dinner, “Why Pinot?”, as she explores why this grape is so loved. Hayes mentions that today many winemakers emulate concepts of ancient Burgundian winemakers including Jim Prosser for his J.K. Carriere wines.

 

20 Best Oregon Wineries to Visit

Food & Wine | January 2023

Food & Wine features six Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers members on their “20 Best Oregon Wineries to Visit” list: Adelsheim Vineyard, Bergström wines, Chehalem Winery, Elk Cove Vineyards, Ponzi Vineyards and Rex Hill.

 

4 non-alcoholic wines picked up on the dry highway

The Oregonian | January 2023

The Oreganian highlights Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers member, J. Christopher Wines, for importing delicious non alcoholic wines.

 

Coppola-Owned Domaine De Broglie Uses Pinot Noir To Win McMinnville Wine Competition

Great Northwest Wine | January 2023

Great Northwest Wine highlights the winners from the 2023 McMinnville Wine Competition. Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers member, Ruby Vineyard, received three gold medals, two of which were for 2019 Pinot Noir.

 

Oregon Wines Cast Sparkles During Winter Doldrums

Great Northwest Wine | January 2023

Great Northwest Wine speaks on how Oregon sparkling wine is becoming more available due to a growth in expertise, interest and winemaking facilities. They share standout sparkling wines within the region including Anne Amie Vineyards 2017 Estate Marilyn Brut Rosé.

 

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2018 Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains $52

Great Northwest Wine | January 2023

Great Northwest Wine features Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2018 Pinot Noir on Wine of the Week.

 

Rich Cushman’s Affection For Grenache Reflected In No. 1 Wine Of 2022 Platinum

Great Northwest Wine | January 2023

Great Northwest Wine highlights the winners from the 23rd annual Platinum Awards. Three Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers members were featured: The Potter’s Vineyard, J. Christopher Wines and Blakeslee Vineyard Estate.

 

Winemakers Look to the Future: A Quick 2-Question Survey

Wineindustryadvisor.com | January 2023

Wine Industry Network’s Advisor asked winemakers from across the country to share their hopes for the coming year, and what challenges lie ahead. Featured is our very own Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers member, Dave Specter from Bells Up Winery.

 

DECEMBER 2022

Winery spotlight: The Potter’s Vineyard

The Oreganian | 1 month ago

The Oreganian features The Potter’s Vineyard on their winery spotlight.

 

Winery spotlight: Anne Amie Vineyards

The Oreganian | 1 month ago

The Oreganian features Anne Amie Vineyards on their winery spotlight.

 

The scoop on sparkling wine — it’s not just for New Year’s Eve anymore

The Manual | December 2022

Mark Stock examines the spike in production of sparkling wine worldwide, but especially in the US. Featured is Owner and winemaker of ROCO Winery, Rollin Soles, as he speaks on this recent surge and discusses the trajectory of sparkling wine within the industry.

 

5 bottles of bodacious bubbles to make the New Year sparkle

The Oreganian | December 2022

Michael Alberty gives his recommendations of five sparkling wines for The New Year. Featured is Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers member, Elk Cove Vineyards, with the 2018 Elk Cove Vineyards La Bohème Brut Rosé.

 

Our Legacy Harvested Brings More People of Color to the Wine World 

Portland Monthly | December 2022

Former president of Compris Vineyard Etiquette Bramlett creates Our Legacy Harvested, a nonprofit aimed at educating, advancing and empowering the BIPOC community in the wine industry.

 

Anne Amie Vineyards writes a new chapter in its history

The Oreganian | December 2022

Michael Alberty shares the latest on Anne Amie Vineyards with their two new winemakers: Jay Somers and Kory Sumner.

 

7 last-minute wine gift ideas to save the day

The Oreganian | December 2022

Michael Alberty includes Cooper Mountain Vineyards Arborbrook tasting room and a bottle of 2023 Elk Cove Vineyards ‘Condor’ Pinot Noir to his list of seven last-minute wine gift ideas for the holidays.

 

17 of the Very Best Wine Subscriptions

The Strategist | December 2022

Along with including her personal favorites, Dominique Pariso asks wine experts what their favorite wine subscriptions are. Featured under “Best Pacific Northwest-focused wine subscription” is Flaneur Wine club.

 

Rare Finds

Oregon Wine Press | December 2022

There are many boutique wineries that make beautiful wines but are sometimes overshadowed by larger wineries. As a result, Tamara Belgard highlights some of Oregon’s wine micro producers and includes Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers member, Potter’s Vineyard & Vino Vasai Wines.

 

Exceptional Experiences

Oregon Wine Press| December 2022

Research shows that people more deeply enjoy participation over material objects. Oregon Wine Press addresses this occurrence with gift giving ideas that will be sure to create memories including a helicopter tour with Tour DeVine over the Chehalem Mountains AVA.

 

What Grows Together, Goes Together

Oregon Wine Press| December 2022

Michele Francisco highlights how pairing recipes made from local Oregon ingredients with an Oregon wine will guarantee a delicious and memorable meal. Featured is Chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales, who’s favorite dish is a Khachapuri Imeretian which she recommends pairing with Beckham Estate’s A.D. Beckham Pinot Gris.

 

Wines Of The Month | December 2022

Fox Valley Magazine | December 2022

Fox Valley Magazine has come out with their December Wines of the Month list. Among the favorites is Adelsheim Vineyard’s “Breaking Ground” Pinot Noir, 2021.

 

NOVEMBER 2022

Chehalem Wines 2020 Estate Reserve Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, $45

Great Northwest Wine | November 2022

Great Northwest Wine features Chehalem Wines 2020 Estate Reserve Chardonnay on their Wine of the Week.

 

Chehalem Winery 

Fox 12 | November 2022

Fox 12 Oregon visits the Chehalem Winery tasting room to talk to Chehalem Winery Hospitality Director Dave Rice about their Fall Winemaker Pop-up Series.

 

The Beginner’s Guide To Willamette Valley Wines

Tasting Table | November 2022

Hayley Hamilton Cogill gives an overview of the Willamette Valley’s past, present and future in her article The Beginner’s Guide To Willamette Valley Wines. Featured is pioneer and co-founder of Adelsheim Vineyards David Adelsheim, who attributes much of where the Willamette Valley is today to the “collaboration between those in the industry over the last 50 years”.

 

Oregon Alt-Ernatives Earn Spotlight At Alt Wine Fest

Great Northwest Wine | November 2022

Although Oregon is famous for its Pinot Noir, Sophia McDonald highlights how the Alt Wine Festival made clear that Oregon wineries did not limit themselves to just this grape. This is true for Andrew Beckham with Beckham Estate Vineyard and their production of Trousseau, alongside Cooper Mountain with their production of Friulano.

 

CS: November 2022

Oregon Wine Press | November 2022

Oregon Wine Press features Iterum Wines 2020 Old Friend Arlyn Vineyard Pinot Noir to their November 2022 Cellar Selects list.

 

The Vineyard Falcon Does Not Suffer Fools

Punch | November 2022

Rebecca Grant shares how Master Falconer Alina Blankenship and her falcons protect some of the top vineyards in Oregon. Amongst these locations is Adelsheim, who worked with Blankenship to release an owl at the Ribbon Springs Vineyard in Spring of 2021.

 

Aging Gracefully

Oregon Wine Press | November 2022

16 wine aficionados attended a special tasting of 11 Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs from the 1983 vintage. The tasting is said to have reinforced that “Willamette Valley Pinot Noir vintages can be enjoyed for many, many years”. One of the 11 included tastings from Adelsheim Vineyard.

 

2022 Thanksgiving & Pre-Thanksgiving weekends

Oregon Wine Press | November 2022

Oregon Wine Press features three of our Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers members on a list of wineries to visit for the 2022 Thanksgiving and Pre-Thanksgiving weekends: The Potter’s Vineyard, ROCO Winery, Longplay Wine.

 

Picking the Thanksgiving Wine Is the Easy Part

The New York Times | November 2022

Eric Asimov in his New York Times article, Picking the Thanksgiving Wine Is the Easy Part, gathered with the Food section’s Florence Fabricant, Julia Moskin, Pete Wells as well as head sommelier at Bar Boulud, Victoria Taylor, where each guest brought two bottles of wine – a red and a white. Their No. 2 red came from our very own member, Cooper Mountain Vineyards, with their 2020 Cooper Hill pinot noir.

 

17 Fabulous Experiences In Newberg — The Gateway To Oregon Wine Country

Travel Awaits | November 2022

Jo-Anne Bowen writes about her favorite destinations in Newberg, Oregon, also known as the “Gateway to Oregon Wine Country”. One of them being the Rain Dance Vineyard Tasting Room. Located in a restored 1912 Victorian home, the tasting room is known for its pinots and llamas and offers indoor and outdoor tastings.