From Vineyard to Vintner

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From Vineyard to Vintner

Partnership with Chemeketa teaches management, production

By Audrey Caro

A new program aims to help people learn about the wine industry from the vineyard to the tasting room. Asociación Hispana de la Industria del Vino en Oregon y Comunidad (AHIVOY) was founded last year by Latinx wine industry professionals. In English, ahivoy means “there I go.” The first group of 11 students started classes on Jan. 15. Classes met on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and students learned different aspects of the industry, including vineyard management, wine making and sales.