The highlight of the 2015 Oregon Wine Symposium awards dinner was the presentation of the Founder’s Award to Jim and Loie Maresh for their sustained contributions to the Oregon wine industry’s success. Accepting the award, Jim Maresh spoke of the struggles to establish vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley. He described the difficulties faced in protecting vineyards from industrial and housing developers, and his lifelong commitment to farming the red soils of Dundee.
Oregon Wine Industry Honors Viticultural Pioneers
Great Northwest Wine
DUNDEE, Ore. It’s been 45 years since Dick Erath stopped by Jim and Loie Maresh’s place in the hills above this town to see if they might be interested in planting wine grapes read more…
Oregon Wine Honors Jim & Loie Maresh
Oregon Wine Board (pdf)
Oregon Wine Industry Honors Five at Annual Awards Dinner
The Capital Press
The Oregon wine industry, riding a crest of artistic and financial success, honors some of its pioneers.