Salem Statesman Journal Article

With a winemaking culture dating back to pre-Roman civilizations, Italy is one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world. The country’s huge variety of grape varieties (there are over 800 documented), delicious cuisine, and vibrant culture influenced a number of American wine industry pioneers like Mondavi, the Gallos and Oregon’s own Ponzi family. Today, more and more Willamette Valley wineries are producing Italian-style wines which salute the old world and offer distinct newer tastes in the heart of Pinot Noir country... Read full article