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Cluster of ripe Pinot noir grapes hanging on the vine.

Memories II: How Laurel Ridge became the seventh Oregon vineyard to have Phylloxera.

The story of the how the original Laurel Ridge vineyard became infected with phylloxera begins in 1974 when our founder, David Teppola, purchased a 240-acre farm in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country. The first grape vines were planted on the Laurel Ridge estate in 1980 but it hasn’t always been easy harvesting.

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