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Radio Guest List–Willamette Valley, Oregon–August 3, 2013

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There’s something very special about Oregon. The untamed coast, the air, and the sense of community. Nowhere is that more evident than in Oregon wine country. In particular the Willamette Valley. It’s a young business. The wine pioneers planted the first grapes just about 42 years ago, but Oregon — especially in the world of Pinot Noir — has come into its own.

Tune in this weekend, as Peter broadcasts from the Sokol Blosser winery, one of the originals in Oregon, but still family owned and run — and with a determination for slow growth and a model of true sustainability with everything from the soil to the glass they use, to how they irrigate and even use solar.

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Bob Morus, winegrower and president of Phelps Creek Vineyard, odders background information on his family’s boutique winery and discusses their various vintages.

Doug Tunnell, founder of Brick House Vineyards, tells the story of the winery, how the industry in Oregon has exploded and the complexities of his own wines.

Hugo Martin, business writer for travel and tourism in the Los Angeles Times, talks about the most important summer travel trends.

Chef Sunny Jin, executive chef at Jory restaurant in the Allison Inn & Spa, discusses what he loves about Oregon and its cuisine, and ingredients he loves to include in his cooking.

Alison Sokol Blosser, owner of Sokol Blosser Winery, describes the company her family created and how it helped introduce Oregon wines to the rest of the country.

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