The Forbes Magazine article Bubbles Along The Willamette: Oregon’s Sparkling Wine Renaissance is like a metaphorical popping of the cork for Oregon’s burgeoning sparkling wine industry. Author Joe Micallef, himself a domestic sparkling wine judge and a Champagne judge Europe, proclaims the Willamette Valley to be in the midst of a sparkling wine renaissance.
In his words: “Now a second wine revolution is in the offing. Sparkling wine is about to join Pinot noir as one of the Willamette Valley’s distinctive and iconic wines.”
Micallef profiles several sparkling producers in the article, including Argyle Wines, Stoller Family Estate, Soter, Roco’s founder Rollin Soles, and mobile producer Radiant Sparkling Wine Co.