YONCALLA — Winemakers often talk about “terroir,” how physical characteristics affect wine. Geography, soil, climate, local traditions, the grape itself — all are said to play a part.
High-tech tools help growers pair a grape with its optimal growing location. But these days, to sell wine, you also need a story.
Jessica Applegate has a story.
In April, the great-great-great granddaughter of Oregon pioneer Jesse Applegate planted 3,100 pinot noir and Albarino vines on three acres of the historic land claim of Charles and Melinda Applegate.
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