True to the collaborative Oregon spirit, four Oregon winemakers came together last fall when large grape purchases fell through following concerns about the impact of smoke from last summer’s wildfires. What has cultivated from this collaboration are the Oregon Solidarity wines.
King Estate Winery and Willamette Valley Vineyards teamed up to help winegrowers in the Rogue Valley whose contracts were abruptly cancelled. The two wineries purchased as much stranded wine grapes as possible, paying the full contracted rates to help the growers.
They were joined by Silvan Ridge Winery and The Eyrie Vineyards and collaboratively made a Rogue Valley AVA labeled rosé of pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot noir, creating the Oregon Solidarity wines. Net proceeds from wine sales will be donated to the Rogue Valley Vintners to help support vineyards in the region.
Currently released is the rosé of pinot noir, which will be followed by a May release of the chardonnay and August release of the pinot noir. The wines can be purchased online or through many retailers around the state.