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by Fred McMillin
Duck Pond Cellars is on track to become one of Oregon's biggest producers of low-cost premium wines.
Production will ramp up to 30,000 cases over the next few years with the addition of grapes from their new 450-acre site on the Wahluke slope in Washington's Columbia Valley.
(from Northwest Wines by Gregutt & Prather, 1994)
The Rest of the Story
Why has this hard-charging Oregon winery planted a large vineyard in Washington? The critics have the answer.
Wine of the Day
1997 Duck Pond Merlot at only $12
About the Columbia River, my favorite geographer, Prof. John Baxevanis, tells us that it has twice the flow of the mighty Nile.
Oh yes, about the name. The Fries family home in Sunriver, Oregon is located on Duck Pond Lane.
And last, the '95 Merlot received a good review in WineDay, June 24, 1997, titled, "Don't Duck this Merlot".
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