1: The Pioneers
Much has been written about Oregon’s wine pioneers — who arrived first, when they founded their wineries, when they planted their first vines and when they made their first wine.
Chapter 1, "The Pioneers," documents development of the Oregon wine industry with a special focus on the Yamhill Valley. The aim is not to establish bragging rights, but to provide an at-a-glance chronology of the origins of one of Oregon’s most dynamic and exciting industries.
An informal Q & A with Dick Erath
Oregon wine pioneer retells industry's earliest efforts to produce pinot noir
The Wine Bunch
Yamhill Valley’s first wineries were in the forefront of creating Oregon’s burgeoning industry.
Amity Vineyards in for the long haul
By KARL KLOOSTEROf the News-Register Editor's Note: In 2014, Myron Redford sold Amity Vineyards ...
Wine Pioneers' winning plan
Familiar names recalled from early years of Yamhill Valley wines
Wine pioneer Lett succumbs at 69
'Papa Pinot' led way in putting Oregon on world wine map
Top-end 2004 tasting blindsides Burgundy
Comparisons between Oregon pinot noirs and their Burgundian counterparts are almost inevitable
History / Location of Valley AVAs
Six Yamhill Valley AVAs cover the northwest corner of the Willamette Valley
Ponzi's milestone celebrated in style
By KARL KLOOSTEROf the News-Register Dick Ponzi joined a stalwart little band of would-be Oregon winemakers ...
Introduction: The Pioneers - Copy 1
Much has been written about Oregon’s wine pioneers — who arrived first, when they founded ...