Winemakers of the Willamette Valley: Pioneering Vintners from Oregon's Wine Country

Winemakers of the Willamette Valley: Pioneering Vintners from Oregon's Wine Country

Winemakers of the Willamette Valley: Pioneering Vintners from Oregon's Wine Country

Winemakers of the Willamette Valley: Pioneering Vintners from Oregon's Wine Country


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In a relatively short span, Willamette Valley wineries have made good on the tempting recipe of rich soils, mild climate and an extended growing season to produce world-class wines while leading the industry in sustainable practices. Like the wines they produce, Willamette Valley vintners are bursting with character. Visit the valley's cellars and tasting rooms with authors Vivian Perry and John Vincent as they share insightful portraits of eighteen local winemakers who have helped shape the most recent chapters of Oregon's wine story. Like countless others throughout Oregon, these winemakers blend passion with knowledge, intuition with experience and business acumen with a relentless pursuit of quality. Overflowing with illustrations and color photographs, this book is a must for the resident, the traveler or the connoisseur.

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ISBN-13: 9781614238973
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Series: American Palate
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 160
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Vivian Perry lives in Portland, where she is active in the local business community and has served on the board of the Oregon Chapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services. A former New York City features reporter, Vivian spent most of the 1990s as a staff writer at the Newhouse Newspaper, The Staten Island Advance. Author John Vincent lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Vincent studied creative writing at The University of Kansas, and his writing awards include first place in the Carruth Memorial Poetry Competition and second place in the Kay Snow Writing Contest-Poetry. Illustrator Sarah Schlesinger attended Pratt at Munson-Williams-Proctor and Pratt Institute Brooklyn where she majored in drawing and graduated with high honors. A New Jersey native, Schlesinger currently lives in Brooklyn where she has illustrated and designed for independent films, book projects and small local businesses. Harry Peterson-Nedry is the founder, winemaker and managing partner of Chehalem, one of Oregon's premier wineries.

Table of Contents

Foreword Harry Peterson-Nedry 7

Acknowledgements 11

1 History of the Willamette Valley Wine Region 15

2 Winning a Personal Revolution Isabelle Dutartre 25

3 A Father and Daughter Story Harry Wynne Peterson-Nedry 33

4 Breaking Barriers and Expanding Boundaries Lynn Penner-Ash 41

5 Bringing Old-World Style to Oregon Wine Steve Doerner 49

6 The Challenger of Conventional Wisdom Dave Paige 57

7 Laying the Groundwork for Future Generations Luisa Ponzi 65

8 Picking Up Where the Pioneers Left Off Adam Campbell 73

9 Working to Create New Opportunities Eric Hamacher 81

10 Pioneer in the New World Thibaud Mandet 91

11 Allowing Wine to Express Its Nature Kelley Fox 99

12 From Harvest Globe-Trotters to Vintners with Roots in Oregon Anna Matzinger Michael Davies 107

13 Humble, Easygoing and Masterful Anthony King 115

14 A Firebrand with a Mission Tahmiene Momtazi 123

15 In Pursuit of Something Perfect Stewart Boedecker Athena Pappas 131

16 I Can't Be Crazy Anymore Don Crank III 139

Epilogue. In Memoriam: Forrest Glenn Klaffke, 1955-2011 147

Appendix 149

Index 155

About the Authors and Illustrator 159

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