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August 2021

Why Oregon Wine Producers Are Seeing Pink
Forbes | August 2021
Lana Bortolot highlights several Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association members in her Forbes.com article, Why Oregon Wine Producers Are Seeing Pink. She notes that while the region is known around the world for its Pinot Noir, the same grape can be used to craft “multidimensional rosés that deliver both freshness and complexity.”

10 Family-friendly Tasting Rooms in Oregon
SIP Magazine | August 2021
Aakanksha Agarwal of SIP Magazine proves the whole family can enjoy an adventure to wine country in her roundup of 10 Family-friendly Tasting Rooms in Oregon. Among her picks are three from the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association family-friendly experiences, room to explore, and special menu options just for kids.

 

July 2021

JAMESSUCKLING.COM
Jamessuckling.com
Scores were released for three Dundee Hills wineries from James Suckling, and all were remarkable. Congratulations to Purple Hands Winery for its seven wines (2018s) scoring 93+, to Bergstrom Wines for its seven wines (2019s) scoring 94+, and to Domaine Serene Winery for its nine wines (2018s) scoring 95+!

USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2021
USA Today | July 2021
USA Today included several of our members in their 2021 Reader’s Choice 10 Best | Trusted Travel and Lifestyle Advice lists. The Dundee Hills is proud to have the most representation of any AVA in the state, proving yet again that if you want to visit Oregon wine country, you want to visit the Dundee Hills.

February 2021

The 11 Best Oregon Pinot Noirs to Drink in 2021
Liquor.com | February 17, 2021
Liquor.com recently highlighted the eleven best Oregon wines to drink in 2021 and it includes seven wines produced by our Dundee Hills members. It’s time to restock your cellar with some new favorites!

December 2020

JAMESSUCKLING.COM – TOP 100 WINES
Jamessuckling.com
James Suckling’s annual list of the Top 100 wines in the United States includes several vintages from Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association members. For the first time, the top two wines on Suckling’s list this year were Chardonnays, one of the varietals the Dundee Hills is most known for. The state of Oregon was the second most represented on the list, following California.

WINE SPECTATOR’S TOP 100 OF 2020
WINE SPECTATOR
Dundee Hills vintages have captured the hearts of wine connoisseurs around the nation and around the world. we’re thrilled to congratulate Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association members Résonance, The Four Graces, Bergström Wines And Stoller Family Estate for their inclusion in the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Of 2020.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: BURGUNDY PRODUCERS CRAFT HIGH-QUALITY WINE IN WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Forbes | December 2020
Michelle Williams of Forbes highlights the Burgundian influence in Oregon Pinot Noir in her article, Best Of Both Worlds: Burgundy Producers Craft High-Quality Wine In Willamette Valley. She delves into the history of Résonance Wines and their establishment in the Dundee Hills by Thibault Gagey in 2013 following his retirement after 42 years of making Maison Louis Jadot wine in Burgundy. She then offers the history of Joseph Drouhin’s first conversations with David Lett and David Adelsheim that led to the purchase of a property in the Dundee Hills.

November 2020

CHOOSING THE BEST OF OREGON’S PINOT NOIR FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Forbes | November 2020
Joseph V Micallef of Forbes offers his recommendations for Oregon Pinot Noir from the 900 wineries and 1,300 vineyards in Oregon in his article, Choosing The Best Of Oregon’s Pinot Noir For The Holidays. Among his recommendations were vintages from several Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association members.

July 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Share the Bounty & Reopening

 

36 Of The Best Pinot Noirs Willamette Valley Has To Offer
Forbes | July 2020
Offering a brief history of winegrowing in the Willamette Valley– from planting the fist vines in 1965 through today with more than 600 wineries in existence– Michelle Williams shares some of the standout Pinot Noirs of the region. Among her favorites are the 2015 Domaine Drouhin ‘Laurene’ Pinot Noir, 2016 Sokol Blosser ‘Orchard’ Pinot Noir, 2016 Stoller Family Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, 2016 Torii Mor ‘Olson Estate Vineyard’ Pinot Noir, and the 2014 Native Flora ‘The Heretic North Slope’ Pinot Noir.

Your Guide to Great Summer Wines — Spectacular Sparkling, Rosé, White and Red Picks
Paper City | July 2020
James Brock offers his summer wine guide, with options just as perfect for a family-only dinner party as they are for a takeout meal. With recommendations spanning the globe, the Dundee Hills is home to several of his top picks including the 2016 Argyle Vintage Brut with fruit from Knudsen Vineyard among others, the 2017 Ruby Primo from Native Flora, and the 2019 Pinot Noir Rosé, Stoller Family Estate.

May 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Dundee Hills Visual Branding Evolution Aligns with World-Class Reputation (PDF)

Collaboration is Key
Oregon Wine Press | May 2020
Kerry McDaniel Boenisch gives a history of the early days in the Dundee Hills, comparing the disruption that occurred with the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens with the disruption the coronavirus has brought in spring of 2020. She highlights the spirit of collaboration that permeated the region then and continues to live strong today.

Oregon’s Willamette Valley Makes Rosé Like No Place Else On Earth
Forbes | May 2020
Leslie Kelly offers a who’s who of rosé wines in the Willamette Valley, encouraging readers to check out a few of the notable rosé wines in the region on their next visit. Among those highlighted are Domaine Drouhin, Furioso Vineyards, Domaine Roy & Fils, Sokol Blosser, Winter’s Hill and Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards.

April 2020

The New York Times

Eric Asimov takes his readers to the Willamette Valley to discover Chardonnay wines as the featured topic of his Wine School column. He notes that in the last 15 years, “Oregon seems to have found its own groove, pursuing a leaner style, with lively acidity and plenty of nuance.” He highlights several Dundee Hills members for their exceptional Chardonnay offerings including Bergström Vineyards, Domaine Drouhin, and Stoller.

 

Oregon Wine Press | April 2020

Jade Helm highlights the explosion of recognition of Chardonnay within Oregon and the Dundee Hills. While it took several decades for Oregon’s Pinot Noir to become internationally celebrated, Chardonnay has done the same in less than ten years. ROCO Winery and Knudsen Winery are mentioned as producers of exceptional Chardonnays among others in the AVA and the state.

March 2020

The Oregonian | March 2020

A significant change is underway as Knudsen Vineyards prepares to open their first tasting room in the space formerly occupied by Erath Winery. Michael Alberty notes the transition feels appropriate because of the relationship between the two groups. Cal Knudsen and Dick Erath began working together in 1971 and four years later created a partnership to begin Knudsen Erath Winery.

January 2020

Wine Enthusiast Magazine | January 2020
Paul Gregutt takes readers through the transformation of Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley from the ’90s through today, celebrating Alexana Winery and Winderlea Vineyard & Winery as two of the many Dundee Hills producers that make exceptionally elegant wines and solidify this winemaking region as one of the best in the world.
Oregon Wine Press | January 2020
Drawing parallels between Vosne-Romanée in Burgundy and the Dundee Hills in the Willamette Valley, L.M. Archer describes each as the pinnacle wine region within their particular constellations. Highlighting numerous wineries including Winter’s Hill, Domaine Serene, Archery Summit, Domaine Drouhin and more, Archer celebrates the past, present and future of the Dundee Hills.

December 2019

KOIN TV | Kohr Harlan | December 2019
Harlan visits the Dundee Hills in preparation for New Year’s Eve to explore some local sparkling wine options perfect for the holiday.

Welcome to Oregon’s Dundee Hills

SFGate | December 2019

No matter your interests, Dundee Hills offers something you’ll love. This microsite allows guests to craft a visit perfectly tailored to their interests — from wineries offering vineyard tours to those with a focus on sustainability to experiences outside of wine.

November 2019

Complicated but Delicious: A Simple Guide to Pinot Noir

The Manual | Mark Stock | November 2019
Drawing comparisons between Burgundy, France and the Dundee Hills, and providing a brief history of the region, Stock highlights nearly a dozen Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association winemakers.

Willamette Valley Wine Guide: Everything You Need to Know

The Manual | Mark Stock | November 2019
Stock offers a brief history of Pinot Noir and highlights Dundee Hills’ Domaine Serene Winery and White Rose Winery for their excellent wines.

September 2019

A guide to wine tasting in Oregon
The Evening Standard | Rosemary Behan | September 2019
Behan makes the case for visitors to skip California in favor of Oregon’s wine scene and highlights her experiences at Sokol Blosser and Durant Vineyards at Red Ridge Farms.

August 2019

Winter’s Hill Interview with Real Wine Julia
KPNW Radio | Julia Crowley | August 2019
Crowley invites Russell Gladhart and his mother, Emily, to the studio to taste wine and explore the origins of Winter’s Hill, one of several multi-generational wineries in the Dundee Hills.

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Oregon Pinot Noir – Meeting The Challenge
Forbes | Tom Hyland | August 2019
Archery Summit’s 2016 Pinot Noir was the highest-rated wine among the 500 tasted by Hyland, who described it as “one of Oregon’s shining stars”. Also receiving a strong recommendation was Domaine Drouhin’s 2016 release.

March 2019

SFGate | March 2019
The Dundee Hills offers far more than its award-winning wines. SFGate explores the unique experiences, exceptional lodging options and delectable restaurants guests can enjoy.