"The Oregon Solidarity wines exemplify the Oregonian spirit, bringing forth our best values by helping others during their time of need. The Rogue Valley often bears the brunt of wildfire season and it’s incredible that our wine community is stepping up to support one another and boost our local economy."
- Oregon Governor Kate Brown
King Estate Winery and Willamette Valley Vineyards have teamed up to help winegrowers whose grape contracts were abruptly canceled just days before harvest citing smoke taint from the season's wild fires. Independent laboratory analysis showed much of the crop was well below the threshold to be adversely affected by smoke. The two wineries purchased as much stranded wine grapes as possible, paying the full contracted rates to help the growers. They were joined by Silvan Ridge Winery and The Eyrie Vineyards to collaboratively make a Rogue Valley AVA labeled Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rosé of Pinot Noir called Oregon Solidarity. The net sale proceeds from the wines will be donated to the Rogue Valley Vintners to help support vineyards in the region.
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Wineries hit hard by wildfires and winter storms are promised $3 million from a $19 billion disaster relief bill — a bill that most people expected would be passed and signed into law on Friday. Continue »
Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced Thursday that the U.S. Senate’s newly passed $19.1 billion bipartisan disaster package contains relief for Oregon farmers affected by severe wildfires... Continue »