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Recent Press They grow grüner where pinot reigns supreme Ellen Bhang wrote a piece about Illahe Vineyards’ historical winemaking techniques and growing Grüner Veltliner in Oregon. “Brad’s winemaking is decidedly back-to-the-land. ‘Instead of technology, I like to use older and slower methods,’ he says.”

Why More Winemakers are Upping their Horse-Power Annie Krebiehl wrote a piece about Illahe’s sustainable winemaking techniques, which include using horse-power in the vineyard. “Bea and Doc are the two Percheron draft horses that help to farm Brad & Bethany Ford’s vineyards. The horses pull an Amish mower in the spring, and they transport grapes in a wagon to the winery during harvest.”

Where to Sip during the Solar Eclipse Amy Whitley wrote a round-up of vineyards and wineries in Oregon hosting a solar eclipse events. “Just south of Brooks, Illahe Vineyards will host a similar eclipse viewing from 9 am - 12 pm on Monday, August 21st. [ . . .] Perfect for the budget-conscious, day only tickets are $50, and include a wine flight for the adults and light food.”


7 Beautiful Rosés You Should Drink in Summer 2017 Rachel Signer wrote a review of Illahe’s 2016 Tempranillo Rosé. “From a small organic producer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, this barrel-fermented rosé is a real gem. It’s very pale in color, and has a nose of tart, unripe apricots.”

Alt Wines of Oregon Martin Skegg wrote a piece highlighting interesting wines in Oregon, including Illahe’s Grüner Veltliner and Viognier. “ ‘People were trying many varietals just to see what fit in with what was considered a very cool climate,’ says Brad Ford, winemaker at Illahe Vineyards, who produces Lagrein, Grüner Veltliner, and Vigonier [. . .] Ford with an eye on a hotter climate, looks to Eastern Europe for inspiration - look out for varietals from Hungary, Croatia, and Georgia.”

Horses, Historical Winemaking & A Pinot Noir’s Epic Journey, Illahe Vineyards Kristen Kovatch wrote a piece about Illahe’s use of horse-power in the vineyard, and their 2014 Percheron Pinot Noir, which is named after their Percheron draft horses, Doc and Bea. “Doc and Bea are part of the vineyard and winery in more ways than just their horsepower - Illahe has a Percheron Pinot Noir named in honor of the team. ‘We name our wines after things that we stand for, and using horses and following historical winemaking techniques are important to us.’ ”

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