Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Is Oregon’s Newest Wine Appellation

Plus, Bordeaux vintner nabbed in counterfeit wine raid

Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Is Oregon’s Newest Wine Appellation
Illahe Vineyards and Winery enjoys a prime spot in the new appellation, and owner Brad Ford made a big push for the designation. (Courtesy Illahe Vineyards)
From the Oct 15, 2022, issue

Oregon Pinot Noir country has a new appellation. The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) approved the Mount Pisgah American Viticultural Area (AVA) on June 3, and the designation went into effect July 5. The approval brings the total number of wine appellations in the Beaver State to 23.

Plus, French authorities arrested a Bordeaux winery owner, along with 20 co-conspirators, accused of large-scale wine fraud. Read Wine Spectator's news roundup from the Oct. 15, 2022, issue for the latest news from the world of wine. 

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