What gives wine its distinct character? Soil, weather, the wine maker and a little bit of luck. Add irrigation to the equation, and you’ve watered down an age-old tradition, say members of the Deep Roots Coalition. Not until the 1970s did growers begin irrigating vines, yet the practice has become commonplace in Oregon, where every drop counts. At Market of Choice, you’ll find wine made by those who “dry farm” their vineyards, relying on Mother Nature and her good graces to produce world-class wines.
This advocacy group for wines produced exclusively from non-irrigated vines using organic and/or biodynamic farming techniques includes Cameron, Evesham Wood, Beaux Fères, Eyrie, J. Christopher, Ayres, Westrey, Belle Pente, Crowley, and Matello.