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Winemakers of the Willamette Valley, American Palate

In a relatively short span, Willamette Valley wineries have made good on the tempting recipe of rich soils, mild climate and an extended growing season to produce world-class wines while leading the industry in sustainable practices. Like the wines they produce, Willamette Valley vintners are bursting with character. Visit the valley's cellars and tasting rooms with authors Vivian Perry and John Vincent as they share insightful portraits of eighteen local winemakers who have helped shape the most recent chapters of Oregon's wine story. Like countless others throughout Oregon, these winemakers blend passion with knowledge, intuition with experience and business acumen with a relentless pursuit of quality. Overflowing with illustrations and color photographs, this book is a must for the resident, the traveler or the connoisseur.

Vivian Perry, John Vincent, Harry Peterson-Nedry

Vivian Perry lives in Portland, where she is active in the local business community and has served on the board of the Oregon Chapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services. A former New York City features reporter, Vivian spent most of the 1990s as a staff writer at the Newhouse Newspaper, The Staten Island Advance. Author John Vincent lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Vincent studied creative writing at The University of Kansas, and his writing awards include first place in the Carruth Memorial Poetry Competition and second place in the Kay Snow Writing Contest-Poetry. Illustrator Sarah Schlesinger attended Pratt at Munson-Williams-Proctor and Pratt Institute Brooklyn where she majored in drawing and graduated with high honors. A New Jersey native, Schlesinger currently lives in Brooklyn where she has illustrated and designed for independent films, book projects and small local businesses. Harry Peterson-Nedry is the founder, winemaker and managing partner of Chehalem, one of Oregon's premier wineries.

American Palate