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Mark Stock

Mark Stock is a writer from Portland, Oregon who spent a healthy stretch in the Dundee Hills making, selling and drinking wine. He writes for Willamette Week, Oregon Wine Press, Travel Oregon, Sip Northwest, SevenFifty and more. Fly-fishing, Icelandic soccer and The Simpsons are among his favorite distractions.

Why We Hand Pick

Willamette Valley Pinot noir is almost always harvested by hand. Why? Right now, from the slopes of Parrett Mountain to the foothills of Junction City, winegrowers are tackling the same perennial…

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The Night Shift

Night harvest in the Willamette Valley For some, it’s beyond their control. Logistical mixups or over-demand can lead to awkward fruit picking times, sometimes well after the sun has set. The tractor…

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