Elk Cove Founder Pat Campbell was interviewed by Capitol Ag Press, the magazine that covers all things farm here in the West, as Thanksgiving weekend 2013 approached. Pat talks Elk Cove history and talks up our 2012 Pinot Gris, recently selected as the top white wine at the Great Northwest Invitational. Some highlights from the article:
“The very first day we planted 5,000 grapes,” Pat said. With the help of family and friends, they planted a total of 10 acres.
Early years were filled with long days, hard work and plenty of trial and error. They tried to learn everything they could about grapes and wine, visiting other wineries, taking courses through the University of California-Davis, turning to Oregon State University for help and reading everything they could get their hands on about winemaking.
Read more at capitolagpress.com