Joe Dobbes, one of Oregon’s most acclaimed winemakers, became convinced of the state’s potential for Sauvignon Blanc after working with Croft Vineyards near Salem. (Photo courtesy of Iterum Wines)
About Eric Degerman
Eric 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.