VOLUME 9, ISSUE 40
April 17, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker & Winegrower Ted Lemon Celebrates 20 Years of Littorai, 30 Years of Winemaking Clos de la Tech Ceja Vineyards: Inspiring Preserverance Leads to Success Newest Bacigalupi Wines Truly Honor a Legacy Adventures on the Pinot Trail: In Pursuit of Balance 2014 Rivers Marie: Back on Track in 2012 E16 Pinot Noir: A Pleasant Surprise Recent Sips of Chardonnay Recent Sips of Other Interesting Whites Recent Sips of Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs Alquimie: “The Drinks Are On Us” Harvest Down Under
Wayne and Deedy Parker founded Melrose Vineyards in 1996 in the Umpqua Valley town of Roseburg. The site is located on the bench of the South Umpqua River where the Archembeau family settled and became owners by virtue of a land grant.
Wayne Parker had been a grape grower in Fresno, California for over twenty years before he arrived at Melrose in 1996. The original vineyard of 82 acres was planted the same year. During the first winter, there was flooding which had a devastating effect on the property and it took several years to clean up the debris.
The first Melrose Vineyards wines were produced in 2000. A barn on the property was converted into a tasting room, retaining many of the original features of the structure.
The winemaker is Cody Parker who crafts a large selection of white and red wines including Pinot Noir from the Umpqua Valley. The wines are offered through the winery's online store.
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