Greg Fries, winemaker for his family’s Duck Pond Cellars, checks on young plantings at Coles Valley Vineyard near Sutherlin, Ore., in 2012. (Photo courtesy of Duck Pond Cellars).
About Eric Degerman
Eric Degerman is the President and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.