By Emily Teel
The Statesman Journal
Collectors take note: a new Oregon wine label is on its way and it represents an extremely limited vintage.
Willamette Valley Vineyards, in partnership with The Eyre Vineyards in McMinnville, and King Estate Winery and Silvan Ridge Winery, both located in Eugene, announced Thursday that they are teaming up to make three collaborative wines from some of the 2,000 tons of grapes that Copper Cane, a California winery, they believe, rejected unfairly. Read full article...
By Rupert Millar
The Drinks Business
Dubbed ‘Solidarity’, the rosé, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay will go on sale at various points over the course of next year with the net proceeds being sent on to growers in Rogue Valley who had their contracts cancelled at the last minute by Napa-based Copper Cane. Read full article...
By Andrew Selsky
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some Oregon lawmakers and winery owners scrambled Thursday to help a dozen vineyard owners who face the prospect of tons of grapes withering on the vine after a California company abruptly canceled contracts to buy the grapes worth millions of dollars over fears they are tainted by wildfire smoke. Read full article...
By Greg Stiles
TALENT — Oregon’s wine industry responded to the rejection of Rogue Valley grapes by a major California winery with a show of solidarity — and financial support — Thursday morning.
Supported by state legislators with a personal interest in the industry, some of the Willamette Valley’s best known wineries pledged their support to local pinot noir growers whose contracts with Napa Valley’s Copper Cane Winery were voided. Read full article...
By Michael Alberty
King Estate Winery and Willamette Valley Vineyards have teamed up to help Rogue Valley winegrowers whose grape contracts were abruptly canceled by California winery Copper Cane due to suspicions of wildfire smoke contamination. Read full article...