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Monday, May 28, 2012

Napa comes to Willamette

The Disneyland side of the wine biz as seen first in Napa Valley is hitting Oregon's premiere grape-growing region, Willamette Valley. You could say Napa is a victim of its own success. It's the old fight of agriculture vs. commercialism as the Oregon state gov't is trying to limit non-wine activities at the wineries and in the farming regions.

The growing popularity of wine with Willamette's close proximity to Portland is drawing crowds. Along with that comes restaurants, event facilities, outdoor concerts, etc. Not everyone is in favor of the extra dollars this brings.

News article here