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UnWine’d Unfolds with Success

Oregon showed its might Sunday with 100 producers coming together to proudly kick off May’s Oregon Wine Month with the inaugural UnWine’d event. It has been decades since the Oregon Wine Board has sponsored a collective tasting and with over 800 attendees, I’d say it was a massive success. Not only was the two-story Left Bank Annex full of wine enthusiasts, it was also full of excitement for the quality and creativity coming from our state. 
The response for Southern Oregon wines was overwhelming popular. I manned the Southern Oregon Winery Association table for an hour and my hook to bring people in was “Which Southern Oregon wines have you enjoyed today?” Everyone had answers! And the twitter-verse was going crazy too: 

Here are some photos of the afternoon: 
The crowd in on the top-floor tasting wineries H-Z
Michael Donovan pours RoxyAnn Wines

Carole Stevens shows off Folin Cellars Tempranillo
Bob Denman chats with attendees about his Slagle Creek Wines
The Brandborg’s pour a vast line up of wines from the Umpqua Valley
Mike Wisnovsky from Valley View Winery shares and explains Viognier
Nora and Scott from Kriselle Cellars debut their wines in Portland
Craig from Del Rio Vineyards 
Herb & Meloney Quady pour the new Pistoletta and Rosé along with
 their Syrah and Cabernet Franc. A very popular table!
The Oregon Wine Board really hosted a great event and I’d like to thank the whole staff for their efforts. Now, let’s keep the momentum alive and celebrate Oregon wines! 

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How Oregon Wineries View Themselves

During the Oregon Wine Industry Symposium’s Wednesday morning session titled “Oregon in the Eyes of the World,” former Oregon Wine Board Chairman and A-Z Wineworks Proprietor, Sam Tannahill, spoke the adjectives of how Oregon wineries view themselves, …

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Oregon Wine Industry Symposium Gears Up for Portland Debut

Annual Industry Gathering Expected to Attract Record Attendance At New VenuePortland will play host to the Oregon Wine Industry Symposium for the first time in the industry’s history February 21-22 when the conference debuts at the Oregon Convention Ce…

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This Weekend: A TASTE OF ASHLAND 2011

A Taste of Ashland Festival 2011

17 Galleries, 17 Wineries, 17 Restaurants = One delicious art experience! Limited tickets for our 2011 festival are available at the Ashland Chamber of Commerce kiosk, located at the downtown Ashland Plaza, Friday from 12 – 2pm and Saturday after 11:00 am.

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