Early Harvest for Wine Grapes

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Local winemakers say the hot, dry summer is causing many vineyard grapes to mature faster, making for an earlier harvest. A fairly young local winery is welcoming their first in-house winemaker to the Rogue Valley. “We’ve been actively involved in the process but having our own in-house wine maker takes it … Continue reading »

Veteran Heals with Wine and Friendship

(CNN)– This Memorial Day weekend, Americans across the country are finding ways to honor those who served in our armed forces. This is the story of a wounded veteran who, on his road to recovery, found comfort and healing through a unique friendship, and a shared love of wine.  

Wine Growlers Approved in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — On Friday, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden announced that the federal agency that regulates the sale of alcohol has agreed to rescind an order that would have blocked the sale of wine growlers in Oregon. In a letter to members of the Oregon delegation the administrator of the federal Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade … Continue reading »

New App from Oregon Wine Symposium

PORTLAND, Ore. — The wine industry is going high tech as wine makers from all over the world gathered to share the latest wine techniques and technology. The annual Oregon Wine Symposium in Portland brings over 170 companies who feature everything needed to make wine. One of the hottest features at this year’s show is … Continue reading »

Oregon Wines Fly Free on Alaska Airlines

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new partnership will allow visitors to Oregon to bring home local wines, by air. Alaska Airlines, the Oregon Wind Board and Travel Oregon have partnered together to start the Oregon Wines Fly Free program. Starting September 10, up to a case of Oregon wine can fly home with visitors free of … Continue reading »

Thousands Show up for OR Cheese Fest

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – The Oregon Cheese Fest attracted 4,000 people from all across the state today for the annual event in Central Point. About 90 vendors offered cheese, beer, and wine. Vendors say today’s turnout is evidence of the growing artisan culture of Southern Oregon, which has seen an explosion of local food producers … Continue reading »

Out & About

MEDFORD, Ore.  — The work of a Southern Oregon artist will be featured as part of a long-running benefit event this weekend. The 35th annual Sagebrush Rendezvous and Beer and Wine Tasting Party will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Running Y Ranch Convention Center near Klamath Falls. The work of award winning … Continue reading »