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Oregon can stake a claim to making some of the world’s best riesling

December 28, 2021

Their riesling comes from the same vineyard on Ribbon Ridge, in the western part of the Willamette Valley, that Harry planted in the early 1980s. It is racy and energetic, a prime example of why Oregon can stake a claim to making some of the world’s best riesling.

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Worth a splurge…And a darn good wine.

December 16, 2021

The vineyard is predominantly marine-sedimentary soils, which give the wine a brooding dark-fruit character and umami savoriness that brightens a bit with some air. Try to enjoy this over two nights, if you can restrain yourself.

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2019 Ridgecrest Estate Grüner Veltliner 93 points

November 24, 2020

The 50 Best Wines of 2020 words: VINEPAIR STAFF photography: SUPER JUICY 2020 has been a year like no other at VinePair, in wine country, and beyond. But despite, or perhaps because of, the uncertainty this year has brought, the VinePair team has tasted thousands of wines over the last 12 months. To help our …

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Thanksgiving on the Side – Oregon Wine Press

November 1, 2020

This Ridgecrest red is fruity while still feeling lighter than a Pinot Noir. It has great versatility, working with all birds as well as a lamb sausage stuffing. It cuts the richness of Thanksgiving beautifully. Best served chilled.

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Dan Berger On Wine: Ridgecrest, a new wine brand, 40 years old

May 27, 2020

On Wine DAN BERGER May 22, 2020 Subscribe for less than $2.50/wk! Harry Peterson-Nedry, founder of Ridgecrest winery, was among those who recognized the potential of the Willamette Valley 40 years ago.  Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Wine lovers who seek classically structured, cooler-climate wines would do well to remember the name Ridgecrest, a new wine …

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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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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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