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Best Oregon Wineries To Visit

Food & Wine

Chehalem Winery is announced as one of the best wineries to visit by Food & Wine >> View Article

Chehalem Opens New Event Space

Oregon Wine Press

Announcing “The Backroom” at Chehalem Winery’s downtown Newberg location >> View Article

15 Best Chardonnays Under $50

Bloomberg

Our 2015 INOX Chardonnay is in the top 15 Chardonnay wines under $50 >> View Article

OREGON WINE PRESS

ROOM IN THE BACK

A feature on “The Backroom”, the new event space from Chehalem Winery

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March 2017

D MAGAZINE

WHAT TO DRINK NOW: OREGON CHARDONNAY

“Harry Peterson-Nedry and his daughter, Winemaker Wynne Peterson-Nedry, craft some of the most well-respected wines in the region. Their INOX Chardonnay, from predominantly Stoller Vineyard fruit, is filled with juicy apple and vibrant citrus. ”

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March 2017

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

OREGON WINE PAIRED WITH A ‘CHEESE’ BURGER

2014 Chehalem INOX Unoaked Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, Oregon: “From the warmth of the 2014 growing season comes this hefty, unoaked chardonnay, showing aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, sweet white flowers, ripe yellow peaches and Honeycrisp apples. Since INOX spends no time in oak barrels, its zesty acidity is preserved. That racy character actually will lend some lift to this cheese “burger” while at the same time matching nicely with the peppery arugula.”

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February 2017

LA TIMES

MAKE 2017 YOUR BEST WINE YEAR EVER

Chehalem’s Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc named as one of the tangy white wines to try in 2017

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February 2017

KGW

WINE INDUSTRY ADAPTING TO GLOBAL WARMING

Harry Peterson-Nedry is interviewed by KGW about the positive impact of warmer weather on Oregon winegrowing

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February 2017

THE NITTANY EPICUREAN

REVIEW: 2014 CHEHALEM THREE VINEYARD PINOT GRIS

“Apple, pear, pithy lemon, hay, slate and peach followed on the palate where the pear emerged as the wine opened up. The wine exhibited great acidity and balance, along with good structure and length. This wine would do well as an aperitif and pair nicely with a seared filet of sea bass.”

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February 2017

SIP NORTHWEST

HOLIDAY WINE MATCHUPS

Chehalem 2014 Grüner Veltliner: “Opening up with herbaceous notes, stone fruit characteristics and a touch of white pepper, this medium-bodied wine plays particularly well with the plethora of difficult Thanksgiving sides as well as the turkey, pork loin and Cornish game hen.”

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Fall 2016

MIAMI HERALD

THE PERFECT PINOT NOIR? TRY SOME FROM OREGON

“2014 Chehalem “Three Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley: Aromas and flavors of black cherries, bread dough and semisweet chocolate, ripe tannins, smooth finish

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November 2016

OREGON WINE PRESS

GRÜNER THE GREAT

A look at Oregon wineries, Chehalem included, that Grüner Veltliner. Chehalem 2014 Ridge Crest Vineyards Grüner Veltliner: “With a hint of residual sugar, this pleasing yet complex wine captivates the senses with decadent characteristics of quince, juicy honeydew, Meyer lemon, jasmine and white pepper. The satisfying, creamy mouthfeel and subtle aromas of petroleum are positively swoon-worthy.

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November 2016

AZ DAILY SUN

OREGON WINES: A GREAT FIT FOR THANKSGIVING

“Chehalem 2013 Chardonnay “Ian’s Reserve, Willamette Valley” ($40): Oregon Chardonnays are generally excellent food wines, given their lean-ish style that focuses on fruit and balance. This fine wine beautifully develops in the mouth through an extended finish.

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November 2016

OREGON WINE PRESS

NOVEMBER NOUVEAU

A look at Oregon wineries, Chehalem included, that produce wine from Gamay Noir grapes

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November 2016

KGW

OREGON WINE COUNTRY SEES EARLIEST HARVEST EVER

“Harry Peterson-Nedry, founder of Chehalem Winery in Newberg, says this is the first time ever his winery finished harvesting before October. Peterson-Nedry has been tracking yearly change in climate at his Newberg vineyard. He said the early harvest was due to a year of weather anomalies, starting with a warm winter, followed by a wet March and a very warm spring.”

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October 2016

WINE-SEARCHER.COM

PACIFIC NORTHWEST HARVEST THE NEW NORMAL

“(2016 is) the earliest ever, for all of the parameters, for bud break, bloom, harvest. We began earlier than we’ve ever done before,” Chehalem founder Harry Peterson-Nedry told Wine-Searcher. “What it means is we had better acids,” Peterson-Nedry said. “We had considerably lower brix levels. We’re talking about alcohols that are going to be 13.5 or 14 (percent), unlike years like 2015 when we were 15 and 15.5 alcohols.”

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October 2016

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

12 OREGON PINOT NOIR WINES THAT PROVE A 50-YEAR GAMPLE PAID OFF

“2014 Chehalem Three Vineyard Pinot Noir: Bright acidity ushers in cherry, orange zest and a tiny suggestion of smoke in this layered and balanced offering from the Willamette Valley.”

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August 2016

KGW

SCREWCAPS BETTER FOR WINE THAN CORKS, NEWBERG WINEMAKER SAYS

Harry Peterson-Nedry reveals his findings after 22 years studying the effect of screw caps on wine. “They’re technically superior at keeping oxygen out.”

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July 2016

WINE REVIEW ONLINE

A FAVORITE AND SIX FELLOW TRAVELERS

Chehalem Pinot Noir “Three Vineyard” 2014: Chehalem “Three Vineyard” Pinot Noir was the star for me. This wine was relatively big, with rich flavors of ripe black cherry and raspberry, and some cocoa and toasty notes of oak. It was one of the wines that showed actual tannin in the mouth, but its fruity notes were so concentrated and pronounced that the oak tannin lurking beneath them seemed just a balancing element. Altogether, the wine displays a fine balance of fruit, tannin and acid.”

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October 2016

FORBES

TWENTY BEST WHITE WINES UNDER $20

Forbes names Chehalem’s INOX one of the best white wines under $20


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February 2016

DECANTER

OCTOBER 2015 HARVEST: A STELLAR CROP

“The yields were enormous. Chehalem Wines reported cropping 150% more wine in 2015 than its five-year average, even with 10 acres fallow or no longer in use.”

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November 2015

SEATTLE TIMES

50 BEST WINES of 2015

#32 Chehalem Wines 2012 Ian’s Reserve chardonnay: “Owner Harry Peterson-Nedry honors his late son with this superb chardonnay made by Ian’s sister, Wynne, who took over as head winemaker with this vintage.”

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November 2015

WINE SPECTATOR

ON HOW WINES AGE UNDER TWIST-OFFS

Revelations from tasting 10 vintages of Chehalem Pinot Noir wines, all under twist-off. “Every single bottle was free of any kind of taint, and the older vintages, back to 2004, had developed extra layers of aromatics and flavors that come with time in the bottle.”

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November 2015

WASHINGTON POST

5 TERRIFIC OREGON WINES TO TRY

Chehalem Vineyards Three Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012: “The wine is drinking beautifully now and should only improve over the next several years, with ripe red-fruit flavors and a silky mouth feel.”

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September 2015

WASHINGTON POST

WHY SCREW CAPS AND OREGON PINOT NOIRS ARE MADE FOR EACH OTHER

“We found the screw caps gave us several advantages over natural cork,” Peterson-Nedry says. “They eliminate cork taint, of course. They also prevent premature oxidation, and they preserve sulfur dioxide levels in the wine to guard against brettanomyces and other faults.”

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September 2015

ASPEN TIMES

SCREW IT

A thorough review of Chehalem’s journey to using screw caps for its wines and the findings of 10 years with the program.

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September 2015

FORBES

6 GREAT WINES TO PAIR WITH SUSHI

2013 Chehalem Wind Ridge Block Riesling: “A fine balance, integrity, good fruit and a crisp acidity make it ideal for sushi.”

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August 2015

TIME MAGAZINE

GREAT WINES UNDER $25

2013 Chehalem Three Vineyards Pinot Gris listed as one of 52 great wines under $25 in TIME

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June 2015