Stories Of Southern Oregon: From Scotland With Love
Some of the many vineyards that dot the region grow grapes where pear trees stood until recently. Not so with Troon Vineyard in the Applegate Valley.
What was once a cattle ranch became a vineyard in the early 70s, at the hands of Scottish immigrant Dick Troon.
At first he sold his grapes to other wineries; that changed over the years, as did the players and the practices.
This month's edition of Stories of Southern Oregon features current Troon General Manager Craig Camp. He brings in stories of the vineyard's history, and details of what goes on in a "biodynamic" vineyard. Maureen Flanagan Battistella, the curator of SOSO, joins in.