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Rogue Valley Wine (Images of America) (Paperback)

Rogue Valley Wine (Images of America) By Mj Daspit, Eric Weisinger Cover Image


Winemaking in Oregon began more than 150 years ago when Peter Britt of Jacksonville brought grapevine cuttings from California to create his Valley View Vineyard. By 1890, the Southern Oregon State Board of Agriculture forecast a vineyard-dotted Rogue Valley to rival "the castled Rhine, the classical vales of Italy and the sunny slopes of France." But Prohibition, which became law in Oregon four years before the rest of the country, killed the nascent industry. Not until the 1970s, when Americans discovered a passion for wine, was winegrowing and winemaking in Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley reestablished. Pear orchards were converted to vineyards, and winemaking--not on a California scale, but rather in boutique wineries tucked away along scenic country roads--began anew and thrived.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738581361
ISBN-10: 0738581364
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: March 28th, 2011
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America

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