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1

Oregon's modern era dates from what year? What was the name of the winery and where was this? Who?

1961

HillCrest Vineyard

Roseburg

Richard Sommer

2

Who was responsible for planting Pinot Noir in the Dundee Hills? What was the vineyard? When did he plant?

David Lett of the Eyrie Vineyard

1966

3

In 1979, what vineyard put Oregon under the spotlight with its second place finish in a French-sponsored tasting comparing top French wines with their New World emulators? What was the vintage?

Eyrie Vineyard

1975

4

How does Oregon's climate compare to the wine growing climates of Washington's finest regions?

Milder winters, but cooler and wetter summers due to the marine airflow of the Pacific Ocean

5

Despite Oregon being notoriously wet, it's able to produce high quality wine. Why?

Most of the rain falls between October and April, not during the crucial part of the growing season.

6

What defined the vintages of Oregon from 2000-2005? 2006-2012?

2000-2005 were hot and dry so wines were higher in alcohol

2006-2012 was a mixed bag

'06, '09, and '12 were warmer and drier

'07, '08, '10, '11 cool and/or wet vintages

7

The AVAs of the Willamette Valley are located on the west bank of what river?

Willamette River

8

The vineyards of the Willamette Valley are located in the foothills of what Mountains? Where are they located?

Coast Range

Western Boundary

9

The main soil type of the Dundee Hills is called what?

Jory

10

What is the main soil type of Ribbon Ridge?

Willakenzie

11

What are the six nested AVAs within the Willamette Valley?

Eola-Amity Hills
McMinnville
Yamhill-Carlton District
Ribbon Ridge
Dundee Hills
Chehalem Mountains

12

How does Oregon Pinot Gris compare to Italian Pinot Grigio and Alsace Pinot Gris?

More flesh than Pinot Grigio and more acidity than Alsace versions.

13

Ice wines are made in Oregon most commonly from what two grapes?

Riesling
Gewurztraminer

14

Southern Oregon is gaining a reputation for quality wine made from what Spanish grape and what star of the Rhone Valley?

Tempranillo and Syrah

15

Name three negociants in Oregon

A to Z
Big Fire
Union Wine Company