Taste Oregon Wine Pioneers: The Elk Cove Story
Oregon magazine 1859 tells the story of the founding of Elk Cove Vineyards:
“On a misty day in 1974, in the steep foothills of the Coast Range, Pat and Joe Campbell planted their first grapevine in the shallow soil, and Elk Cove Vineyards was founded. The land had been settled by homesteaders, but this time the Campbells were the pioneers – of Oregon’s wine industry. Fewer than ten wineries existed in the state then.