Growing up in the Vineyard
“Five second-generation Oregon winemakers share what it’s been like to make a career in the family vineyard”
Paul Gregutt interviewed five second-generation Willamette Valley winemakers, including our own Adam Campbell, on how they made what he calls “the most difficult decision of all – whether to devote their lives to the family wine business.” Jason Lett, Luisa Ponzi, Ben Casteel and Alex Sokol Blosser are also featured. All are children of early Oregon winemakers who planted vines in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Adam made this decision after his junior year of college, returning home to finish his degree at Lewis & Clark College and then work alongside his parents, Elk Cove founders Pat and Joe Campbell. Adam explains that it was his developing passion for wine that brought him back to the family business “If you don’t have that passion, it just seems like a lot of work. For me, it’s not work at all.”
Read the full article here.
Write up for our Pinot Noir in the New Zealand Herald
Our 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir got a shout out from the New Zealand Herald, recommending it as one of Ten Winter Wines to Love:
“If you’re after an excellent introduction to pinot from the western US, this is it. Subtle, baked strawberry, hedgerow fruit, cocoa and soft spices greet the nose, while the mouthfeel is slippery and succulent, with hints of savoury, meaty notes held together by buoyant acidity, fine, emery-like tannins and a long, spicy finish.” – Yvonne Lorkin
*Note: the price quoted for this wine in the article is in New Zealand Dollars.
RIESLING INVADES PORTLAND!
Our Estate Riesling got some good press from Portland Monthly in anticipation of this Saturday’s Riesling Invasion at the Olympic Mills building in Portland, Oregon:
“Fourth generation farmer and winemaker Adam Campbell is using grapes from three estate vineyards to make his Riesling, the oldest vines planted in the 1970’s. The Elk Cove Estate Riesling proves that old vines have amazing complexity with flavors as deep as the 30 feet roots in Campbell’s vineyards.”– Jessica Pierce, Portland Monthly Eat Beat July 9, 2014
Check out the article here.
Oregonian article on expansion
Our expansion was recently featured in the Oregonian newspaper. See the article by clicking on this link:
It was a pleasure hosting the writing/photography team at Elk Cove.