They were engineers, philosophers, teachers and liberal arts graduates with little or no farming experience. But they had a passion for wine and had become convinced that the Willamette Valley was the perfect place to grow premium wine grapes that thrived in the cooler climates of France and Germany. And they were willing to risk everything to follow their dream.
Along the way they learned how to make world-class wine; created a new Oregon industry; and changed the world of wine forever. Today Oregon boasts more than 400 wineries and Pinot noir ranks as Oregon’s premier signature wine.
The one-hour documentary Oregon Wine: Grapes of Place tells a story of perseverance, determination and passion.
“Oregon Wine: Grapes of Place” premiered May 8, 2012 on Oregon Public Broadcasting. National release: November 9, 2012. Two years unlimited releases. Local underwriting permitted.
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