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Season 6 Episode #604

Oregon Wine: Grapes of Place an Oregon Experience

Broadcasts: May 26, 8:00 p.m. [OPB PLUS], September 16, 10:00 p.m. [OPB TV], September 18, 3:00 a.m. [OPB TV], January 13, 9:00 p.m. [OPB TV], January 15, 2:00 a.m. [OPB TV], January 15, 11:00 p.m. [OPB TV], January 17, 4:00 a.m. [OPB TV], June 30, 9:00 p.m. [OPB TV], July 2, 2:00 a.m. [OPB TV], January 4, 6:00 p.m. [OPB TV], January 18, 9:00 p.m. [OPB TV], January 20, 2:00 a.m. [OPB TV], February 27, 9:00 p.m. [OPB TV], March 1, 2:00 a.m. [OPB TV]


In the 1960s, a new breed of pioneers began arriving in Oregon's Willamette Valley with a dream of producing fine premium wines. Find out how these pioneers' risky experiment created a new industry in Oregon and changed the wine world forever.

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Oregon Wine: Grapes of Place

In the 1960s, a new breed of pioneers began arriving in Oregon’s Willamette Valley determined to grow Vitis vinifera, the fine wine grapes of Europe. They were told it couldn’t be done and were amply warned that Western Oregon was too cold and wet for vinifera to flourish. But they came anyway with a dream of producing fine premium wines – in particular Pinot noir, made from the delicate red grape of Burgundy, France. The pioneers’ risky experiment would create a new industry in Oregon and change the world of wine forever.

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