Winemakers Warming to Reality of Climate Change

November 21, 2019

Written by Robert Smith × November 20, 2019 Napa, Calif. — Droughts. Soaking winters. Heat waves. Wildfires. The last several years have whipsawed West Coast winemakers such as David Graves, who produces that oh-so-delicate of varietals, pinot noir. It is also prompting vintners to ponder whether climate change — once seen as distant concern — …

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90 points, Wine Spectator, 2016 RR Pinot Noir

October 31, 2019

90 points – Plump and polished, with a dense core of lively tannins and acidity

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Vintners: Oregon Wine Industry will have to Adapt to Climate Change

October 30, 2019

“The Willamette Valley isn’t a region that bakes the heck out of things and gives you big, forward, unidimensional wines,” Peterson-Nedry said. “Because we are in a cooler climate than most, we are a canary in the coal mine, so to speak. We see things earlier as far as climate is concerned.”

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October 22, 2019

“An issue as important as accurate wine labeling calls for a singular response from our industry. The Wine Origins Alliance helps my Oregon and Willamette Valley wine regions, as well as our counterparts from across the United States and the world, ensure that labels are accurate and wines are authentic. Special places make unique wines and deserve name protection.”

Harry Peterson-Nedry, representative, Oregon Wine Board and Willamette Valley Wineries

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The Willamette Valley wine pioneers – legends of the wine industry

October 4, 2019

Harry Peterson-Nedry purchased land to establish Ridgecrest Vineyards in what would later become part of the Ribbon Ridge AVA in 1980.

There were maybe 10 families making wine in the Willamette Valley before 1980. When each of these Willamette Valley pioneers came to the valley, they did not come with a pocketful of money. They came with dreams and optimism.

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Aging Pinot | Make room in your cellar for the Oregon wine icon

October 1, 2019

Harry Peterson-Nedry of RR Winery and Ridgecrest Vineyards says, “The climate is as close to a bona fide cool climate as we can get in this era of climate change, which means gentle ripening with retained acidity and ripe — but not overripe — fruit, meaning balance.  And that is key to aging. Older vines help also, having deep root systems that search for water and trace elements in the sedimentary and volcanic soils.”

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Harry Peterson-Nedry Discusses Climate Change & Sustainability

September 18, 2019

Harry believes that grape growing is an industry that can serve as a “canary in the coalmine” on climate change. “The wine industry will see and has seen first, changes in the climate that were predicted. We can validate that. We have validated it for the past 20 years.”

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Sneak Peek: Taste Gamay Noir!

September 6, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 1pm-4pm at The Carlton Winemakers Studio Taste the Studio’s first Gamay Noir from Ridgecrest Vineyard, in the tasting room from 1pm-4pm! The Gamay won’t officially be available to Studio Members until the fall wine club releases. The official release for the RIDGECREST Gamay Noir from the winery will be on …

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Pre-IPNC Party at The Carlton Winemakers Studio

July 3, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019 1pm – 4pm The Carlton Winemakers Studio 801 N Scott St, Carlton, Oregon 97111 Kick off your IPNC Weekend by meeting multiple winemakers pouring their Pinot Noir’s throughout the winery.   Participating wineries: Lazy River Vineyard 00 Wines Project M RR Winery

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Portland Bottle Shop Tasting | Friday, July 12th | 5-7:30PM

June 26, 2019

Each week the Portland Bottle Shop will focus on a different region, grape varietal, producer or importer. And Friday, July 12th, the focus will be on the wines from RR and RIDGECREST. Come by, say hello to Jon and Jon, taste through some of our favorite wines, then stay and have dinner – menu. Tastings …

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