Kudos to Katherine Cole (again)! Even if you don’t need to brush up on the history of Oregon Wine, this Oregonian special article is a great and concise review hitting most high points over the last 50 years: http://topics.oregonlive.com/tag/history/index.html
I found it particularly heartwarming having just seen many of the luminaries Katherine mentions in the article at Salud! this weekend. The pioneers and leaders in Oregon Wine have a history of taking care of each other and the environment.
Part of the evenings entertainment at the Salud! event was a special video production highlighting the importance of the program. Paraphrasing a quote from a vineyard worker regarding the impact of healthcare for seasonal vineyard workers as provided by the Salud! program: ‘The Salud! program takes care of me and my family; we take special care of the vines’. Nice!