Oak Knoll Winery Continues As The Portland Rose Festival’s Official Wine Sponsor

“Rose Spirit 2010” with Limited Edition Labels

Oak Knoll 2008 Pinot Noir & 2008 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Starts 5/28/2010, Ends 6/13/2010

Beautiful Wines at Affordable Prices

Hillsboro, Willamette Valley: Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a community to sponsor an annual festival that fosters complete pride by all members of its neighborhood. This is what the Portland Rose Festival has become, and Oak Knoll Winery continues as “the people’s favorite” winery in the Portland area. Once again, Oak Knoll is delighted to be the festival’s one-and-only wine sponsor.

In 1970, Ronald and Marjorie Vuylsteke became pioneers of Oregon wine making by founding the first winery in Washington County, when there were only a few vineyards and a handful of wineries in Oregon.

The alliance between The Rose Festival and Oak Knoll is one of mutual agreement, understanding, and commitment to serving Portland. In 1987, Ron and Marjorie Vuylsteke initiated an art scholarship program that would be given to an Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) student through a label art contest. In order to encourage and foster art within the Portland community, this recognition brings awareness to young artists at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, and also greatly benefits the winning student. Once the rendering’s been chosen, the student then goes through the entire wine label production process from working with the designers, through all press checks, to seeing his or her final work on the wine bottles.

This year’s student recipient is (insert name and details of student here)

"This is exciting. Each year we get more students submitting work," said Greg Lint, President of Oak Knoll Winery. "The festival’s theme ‘Rose Spirit’ gives the students a lot of opportunity to open up and express themselves."

The Portland Rose Festival (www.rosefestival.org) begins on May 28, and continues until June 13, 2010. During this time, Oak Knoll Winery has scheduled festivities in both Portland and at the winery in Hillsboro that revolve around these springtime festivities. Featuring Oregon’s popular Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, this year’s special selection comes from the 2008 vintage. For more information about Oak Knoll, go to: http://www.oakknollwinery.com.

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