Bridgeview Vineyard and Winery

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Bridgeview Vineyard and Winery
Logo bridgeview.png
Location Cave Junction, Oregon, USA
Founded 1986
Varietals Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot gris, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewürztraminer, Müller Thurgau, Muscat (grape and wine)
Distribution national
Tasting open to public
Website http://www.bridgeviewwine.com/

Bridgeview Vineyard and Winery is one of the largest wineries in Oregon.[1] Located in Cave Junction, Oregon, Bridgeview is noted for their chardonnay, pinot gris and pinot noir. Its 85-acre (340,000 m2) estate in the Illinois Valley is planted in the European style of dense six-foot row and four-foot vine spacing. Bridgeview also has an 80-acre (320,000 m2) vineyard in the Applegate Valley.[2]

History[edit]

Bridgeview produces mid-market wines in the varietals of Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, and Riesling. Bridgeview is most famous for their line of "Blue Moon" Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot noir. Other lines include Black Beauty Merlot and a Premium line that includes Reserve Pinot gris and Reserve Pinot noir.

Bob and Lelo Kerivan have remained as the head of what is still very much a family business. Staying true to what has made them successful and a never-ending passion for something they enjoy turns the chores of wine making to more than a profession, but for them a way of living. Lelo has been quoted as saying; "If I saw this as work, I wouldn't do it!" [3]

Bridgeview introduced blue bottles for their "Blue Moon" Riesling and "Blue Moon" Chardonnay, and by using colored, recyclable synthetic corks in some of their bottles.

Blue Moon Riesling[edit]

A bottle of Bridgeview's Blue Moon Riesling, and a close up of its label.

Brideviews Blue Moon Riesling comes in a cobalt blue bottle, that according to Frank J. Prial of The New York Times is an instant attention grabber. The cork is made from the same material used in artificial heart valves, has a brandname of Supremecorq, and is also cobalt blue.[4] Wine Enthusiast Magazine noted the "edgieness" of the bottle while recommending Bridgeview's 2002 Blue Moon Riesling, giving it a score of 87.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perdue, Andy (2003). The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook. Sasquatch Books. ISBN 978-1-57061-361-6. 
  2. ^ "Bridgeview". Medford Mail Tribune. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Bridgeview Winery - Who are they?". smalllotmn.com. Archived from the original on January 31, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  4. ^ Prial, Frank J. (1994-10-19). "Wine Talk". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Peterson-Nedry, Judy (1998). Oregon Wine Country. Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company. ISBN 978-1-55868-318-1. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°07′32″N 123°35′38″W / 42.125537°N 123.594002°W / 42.125537; -123.594002