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Seven like-minded wineries have joined forces to launch the One Barrel Challenge, a collective dream of making Oregon’s wine industry more accessible and inclusive, regardless of color, class or creed. Rooted in unity, collaboration and empowerment, each participant in the One Barrel Challenge has donated the equivalent of one barrel of wine (300 bottles) to the cause, with 100 percent of proceeds devoted to access and education in breaking down barriers in the wine industry. In 2021, funds raised from wine sales will benefit the Maurice Lucas Foundation and its commitment to providing educational opportunities for marginalized communities.

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“Like much of the country, there are extreme racial disparities in the wine industry. As we together commemorate Oregon Wine Month this May, my partners in the One Barrel Challenge and I seek to leverage this moment - and this movement - to incite change and increase diversity amongst those seeking careers in our beloved craft, and our commonality in giving back is wine.”

-Channing Frye

 
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Shipping regulations require that each One Barrel Challenge wine be purchased separately through individual wineries and websites.

 

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Adelsheim 2019 Pinot Noir

ROSE PETAL | TEA LEAVES | GRACEFUL

Selected entirely from the highest elevation section of the vineyard, this wine showcases the underlying gossamer grace of Boulder Bluff. It is perfumed with rose petal, tea leaf, and red berries, with those aromas carrying through on the delineated, well-balanced palate.

As a founding winery of the Willamette Valley and Chehalem Mountains’ first winery, Adelsheim has played an instrumental role in nearly every aspect of the Oregon wine story. As leaders, we believe it is our duty to be steadfast stewards of this abundant land and to rally our community in support of equity and education. Adelsheim is a LIVE certified sustainable winery, and a seven-time Wine & Spirits Top 100 Winery.

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Chosen Family 2018 Pinot Noir

This wine is a Pinot with Power! A warmer vintage loads this wine with intense fruit. The fruit is framed by notes of forrest floor, violets, and beautiful acidity. Aged 20 months in a once fill Barrel.

We believe in doing things the right way, with purpose, respect, and compassion. We believe in taking time to celebrate the best life has to offer, and we believe in giving the best you’ve got. It’s what brought us where we are today and what continues to bring us back together.

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Division Wine Co. 2015 Syrah

Our 2015 Syrah comes from the original block on Herb Quady's Applegate AVA Mae's vineyard. This organically farmed site sits on a rich vein of Oregon pink granite at high elevation, providing the Syrah both the power and grace. The 2015 vintage was warm and dry, and as such, this wine carries a fair amount of fruit forward dark berry and bramble intensity, coupled with the classic smoked bacon fat note and mineral dense savory characters that Syrah is heralded for. Barrel aged for 18 months, and rested in bottle for 4 years before release, this wine is poised at the perfect spot to enjoy.

 Division Winemaking Company represents a new generation of winemakers that are looking beyond the status quo to create unique styles of wine, with a purpose, a story and without barriers. 

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Granville 2020 Rosé

Our Rosé is a blend of multiple vineyard sites in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Composed of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, fermented in neutral French oak and blended before bottling. This wine is crisp and dry with notes of watermelon, nectarine, crushed oyster shell, ocean air, and white flowers.

Granville Wine Co. is a small family-owned vineyard and winery located in the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley. Through holistic farming and minimalistic wine-making, they approach each vintage with the intent to craft wines of purpose, place, and soul, while embracing the unique qualities of each vintage - resulting in wines that speak to you.

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Hazelfern 2019 Chardonnay

Aromas of lemon custard, orange blossoms, powdered sugar, wet slate, and graham cracker crust, are accented with flavors of Meyer lemon zest, Asian pear, honeydew melon, lemon Italian ice, fresh tarragon, and lemongrass. On the palate, this wine is chalky upfront with refreshing acidity and savory toasted breadcrumbs on the finish.

 We make our wine to be paired with good music, great people, memorable stories & delicious farm dinners. We've honed our craft through hustle, hard work, and hours of drinking with friends. Come join the fun. 

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L'angolo Estate 2019 Pinot Noir

A Classic Oregon Vintage. This elegant Pinot Noir Comes from 2 blocks planted to clones 115 and Wadenswil. Aged in 100% new oak this wine showcases the terroir of the dundee hills!

Founded in 2012 by owner and winemaker, Chase Renton, L’Angolo Estate is a 100% estate winery in the Dundee Hills of Oregon. We organically grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to showcase the unique terroir of our 20 acres.

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McCollum Heritage 91 2019 Chardonnay

LEMON CURD | FLINT | POWER

This fruit comes exclusively from block 1 of Adelsheim's Boulder Bluff estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. Layers of aroma lift out of the glass in waves: lemon curd, crushed oyster shell, fresh thyme, and a thread of flinty minerality. It positively unfurls in the mouth offering both power and grace. The finish lasts nearly forever. This is the first bottling of a Chardonnay solely from this exceptional vineyard.

McCollum Heritage 91 is the creation of CJ McCollum. As reflected through his work both on-and-off the basketball court, leaving a legacy is greatly important to McCollum, and McCollum Heritage 91 is a reflection of bringing his passions to life and honoring his family name in the process.

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In 2021, funds raised will benefit the Maurice Lucas Foundation, which honors late Trail Blazer and community pillar Maurice Lucas’ legacy in the Portland metro-area through its commitment to providing educational opportunities for marginalized communities.

 

Together, the Maurice Lucas Foundation and One Barrel Challenge seek to create greater access to educational opportunities for young people throughout Oregon. With one of the world’s most celebrated wine regions, the Willamette Valley, in their backyard, many of these youth may have never previously considered a career in the wine industry. 

 

In the future, the One Barrel Challenge seeks to evolve, creating a scholarship supporting a diverse and representative wine landscape for future generations.

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