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The history of winemaking in Oregon is steeped in legends so well known they've become gospel, but reality is even more fascinating. Discover the truth about who opened the state's first commercial winery and the real origin of Willamette Valley's famed Pinot Noir. Learn about Portland's daring Italian Americans, who kept home wineries during Prohibition, and the flourishing agriculture that contributed to the popularity of fruit wine. From the nineteenth-century winemakers through the modern industry that now includes more than seven hundred wineries, places like HillCrest and The Eyrie have been serving Oregonians for a half century. Uncover the forgotten roots of Oregon wine with author Scott Stursa and raise a glass to its prosperous future.
About Scott: Scott Stursa retired from a thirty-eight-year career in information technology in 2016 and took up writing as a second career, publishing his first book, Distilled in Oregon, in 2017. He is currently working on a number of projects, both fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with his wife and their two cats.