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THE RISING SUN OF ALUMBRA

Elena Rodriguez leads Yamhill Valley’s newest Latina label

Story by Mark Stock

Photos by Rusty Rae

 

It’s practically a tall tale in these parts, but it should be just standard non-fiction fare.

“The story starts with my father,” says Elena Rodriguez, the founder of Alumbra Cellars. Her father, Leo, planted the vineyard in 2005. Earlier this year, the estate-minded label was officially launched, under an elegant title that essentially means “to light.”

“He grew up on a farm in Mexico in the state of Durango. He was pulled out of the fifth grade to help his grandfather work on the farm to support the family,” she continues. “But he envisioned himself doing more in the United States to better himself and his future family.”

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August 30 & 31

WALNUT CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Lower City Park, McMinnville 

A fresh take on the indie music festival. Two days, 12 bands, one intimate park setting. Featuring Seratones (Shreveport, Louisiana), The Yawpers (Denver, Colorado), Valley Queen (Los Angeles), The Deltaz (Los Angeles), The Solarists (Provo, Utah), Sunny War (Los Angeles), MAITA (Portland), The Mutineers (Portland), and more! 
 

Music, food, drink and merriment.

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BITES

Honey Pie

This summer, Honey Pie opened its doors, or rather garage doors. While hidden from plain sight in a back alley off College Street, Jeff Skinner’s Newberg pizza joint has already become a Valley favorite, turning out a small family of simple yet extremely tasty pies.

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