Yamhill Valley News-Register
Writer Karl Klooster tells a bit of Dundee’s histroy and how it became a prominent part of Oregon wine country today, offering visitors many options for wine tasting and dining. “The [Dundee] Bistro has since built an excellent reputation for both its cuisine and its wine-centered approach to dining.”
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2012 Spring Wine Guide: To dine in wine country
“Dundee Bistro: This casual restaurant emphasizes local, of-the-moment ingredients, many of them culled from the Willamette Valley, like a pizza topped with roasted chicken and squash, or chicken breast with lobster mushrooms and fingerling potatoes. While the restaurant is owned by the Ponzi wine family (they also own the adjacent Ponzi Tasting Room and Wine Bar), the wine menu reads like a who’s who of Oregon pinot noir producers. 100-A S.W. Seventh St., Dundee; 503-554-1650; dundeebistro.com”
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Grapes of Place; a program about the Oregon wine country pioneers, part of OPB’s Oregon Experience series. Airs Tuesday, May 8 at 8 PM.
Grapes of Place tells the story of a new breed of pioneers who began arriving in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in the 1960’s. They were determined to grow Vitis vinifera, the fine wine grapes of Europe. They were told it couldn’t be done and were amply warned that Western Oregon was too cold and wet for vinifera to flourish.
But they came anyway with a dream of producing fine premium wines – in particular Pinot noir, made from the delicate red grape of Burgundy, France. The pioneers’ risky experiment would create a new industry in Oregon and change the world of wine forever.
Oregon Wine: Grapes of Place airs on Tuesday, May 8 at 8 PM. Read more