Linfield Archives Oral History Interview with Jon Foster
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by Jon Foster
10M ago
This interview is with Jon Foster of Ribbon Ridge Winery. In this interview, Jon speaks about his passion for wine and the journey it has led him on. Jon shares about growing up in Texas and how he ended up in the Caribbean after college. He dives into where he found a passion for wine and what opportunities and jobs his wine passion led to. Jon also talks about ending up in Oregon and finding his place at Ribbon Ridge. This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Ribbon Ridge Winery in Newberg on July 26, 2023. Our site: https://oregonwinehistoryarchive.org/interviews/jon-foster/ YouTube ..read more
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The 14 Best Grüner Veltliners for 2023
Ribbon Ridge Winery Blog
by Jon Foster
10M ago
BUY THIS BOOZE The 14 Best Grüner Veltliners for 2023 WORDS: VINEPAIR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHY: GABRIELLE JOHNSON     Grüner Veltliner or “green grape from the village of Veltlin in the Tirol” (the literal translation) is native to Austria — Tirol (also referred to as Tyrol) being a western Austrian state. One in every three vines planted across the country is Grüner Veltliner. The variety’s lineage can be traced back to ancient parents, one of which even has a relationship to Pinot Noir. But it is its own thing. There are other varieties in this part of the world wit ..read more
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2019 Ribbon Ridge Winery RR Pinot Noir Estate Reserve – Michael Chelus Review
Ribbon Ridge Winery Blog
by Jon Foster
1y ago
2019 Ribbon Ridge Winery RR Pinot Noir Estate Reserve Toward the end of last month, we returned to Ribbon Ridge Winery as part of my series bringing you the best wines from across Oregon. During another exploration of its excellent portfolio, we tried a dry riesling – the 2021 Ridgecrest Estate Dry Riesling produced & bottled by Ribbon Ridge Winery. We’re traveling back to Oregon now to explore this pinot noir from Ribbon Ridge Winery: 2019 RR Pinot Noir Estate Reserve produced & bottled by Ribbon Ridge Winery (Carlton, Oregon). This wine is 100% pint noir from Ridgecrest Vineyards in ..read more
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Oregon winegrowers tout high-quality crop after spring frost
Ribbon Ridge Winery Blog
by Jon Foster
1y ago
By GEORGE PLAVEN Capital Press Oct 26, 2022 Winegrape harvest has wrapped up at Ridgecrest Vineyards near Newberg, Ore. Courtesy of Harry Peterson-Nedry It has been a year of twists and turns for Oregon winemakers like Jessica Mozeico of Et Fille Wines. Mozeico grows approximately 22 acres of winegrapes in the northern Willamette Valley. Her family’s winery in Newberg produces 2,500 cases of wine annually, including Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Gamay and Viognier. The season got off to a slow start, Mozeico said, thanks to an unusually cool and wet spring. Then, just as some vines began emerging f ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know About Gamay – Food & Wine
Ribbon Ridge Winery Blog
by Jon Foster
1y ago
Everything You Need to Know About Gamay The Gamay grape is synonymous with the Beaujolais region, where it reaches its peak of quality and expressiveness. By Brian FreedmanJuly 11, 2022 FBTweetMore CREDIT: NANCYBELLE GONZAGA VILLARROYA / GETTY IMAGES Gamay is the grape variety most closely associated with Beaujolais, the wine region south of Burgundy. There, Gamay is made into a red wine that ranges from bright and fruit-forward to surprisingly age-worthy. The trick is to refer to the terminology on the label indicating where it was grown. But Gamay is also grown in other places too ..read more
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2003 RR Pinot Noir – Michael Chelus, Nittany Epicurean
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by Jon Foster
1y ago
2003 RR Pinot Noir I’ve really enjoyed exploring the excellent portfolio of Ribbon Ridge Winery as part of my series bringing you the best wines from across Oregon. The last wine we tried from this winey was an aromatic white wine – the 2021 Ridgecrest Old Vine Pinot Gris produced & bottled by Ribbon Ridge Winery. Today, I’ll bring you the best pinot noir I’ve had from Ribbon Ridge Winery’s RR series and perhaps one of the best I’ve ever had from Oregon: 2003 RR Pinot Noir bottled by Chehalem, Inc. (Newberg, Oregon). This wine is 100% pinot noir from Ridgecrest Vineyards in t ..read more
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2021 Ridgecrest Old Vine Estate Pinot Gris – Michael Chelus, Nittany Epicurean
Ribbon Ridge Winery Blog
by Jon Foster
1y ago
2021 Ribbon Ridge Winery Ridgecrest Old Vine Pinot Gris Last month, my series bringing you the best wines from across Oregon brought us back to Ribbon Ridge Winery for a white wine – the 2018 RR Riesling bottled by Ribbon Ridge Winery. Let’s go back to Carlton now for another great white wine from this winery: 2021 Ridgecrest Old Vine Pinot Gris produced & bottled by Ribbon Ridge Winery (Carlton, Oregon). This wine is 100% pinot gris from Ridgecrest Vineyards in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. Following fermentation, the wine was aged for five months in neutral French oak barrels. It c ..read more
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Robb Report June 6, 2022
Ribbon Ridge Winery Blog
by Jon Foster
1y ago
Meet the Winemaker Showing That Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Ages With the Best of Them And with a 17-vintage vertical available, Ribbon Ridge founder Harry Peterson-Nedry has done the work of aging it for you. By SARA L. SCHNEIDER Ribbon Ridge Winery The 2012 RR Willamette Valley Pinot Noir in my glass—made from the first vines planted on Ribbon Ridge, now one of the region’s preeminent AVAs—is simply gorgeous. At 10 years old, the wine is still purple-tinged and vibrant, with voluptuous (a word I rarely use), juicy fruit perfectly balanced with mature tannins and fresh acidity. “This is Jane ..read more
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Oregon vineyard growers say extent of frost damage unknown
Ribbon Ridge Winery Blog
by Jon Foster
1y ago
By GEORGE PLAVEN Capital Press 20 hrs ago Time will tell the extent to which Willamette Valley vineyards were damaged by frost in mid-April, growers say.Sierra Dawn McClain/Capital Press NEWBERG, Ore. — Willamette Valley winegrape growers are assessing what they fear could be significant losses in their vineyards after an unseasonable spring frost nipped vulnerable buds that were just beginning to emerge from dormancy. Temperatures dipped below freezing April 14-15 across the region, which produces nearly three-quarters of the state’s winegrapes. Cold weather can kill buds or ..read more
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Oregon Winemakers Still Reeling From Freak April Frost
Ribbon Ridge Winery Blog
by Jon Foster
1y ago
by L.M. Archer  Apr 28, 2022 Valley View Vineyard ice protection, Image by Mark WisnovskyBudbreak, courtesy of Elk Cove “This is only the second frost event I remember in my history of grape growing, which began 40-plus years ago,” says Harry Peterson-Nedry, founder of RR Winery & Ridgecrest Vineyards. “The other event was 1985’s Mother’s Day frost.” “In Burgundy, spring frosts are always something to watch out for before we get to the heat of the summer,” says Guillaume Large, winemaker at Burgundian-owned Résonance. “However, I have very rarely had to address dealing with frost duri ..read more
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