"The departure of winemaker Anthony Rynders from the Domaine Serene Vineyards and Winery is being closely watched by an industry that relies heavily on trade secrets."
- this the lead line on the news story! "an industry that relies heavily on trade secretes"!! what the f---k this industry relies on friendships, collaboration, and great wine.
I couldn't disagree more and neither could brian - we are in full support of Anthony and a winemakers freedom to grow learn collaborate and make the best wine he possibly can unrestricted by people thinking they own the craft! - how the heck do we expect to be a serious and respected wine region with that kind of attitude! that's not what put the early oregon winemakers on the map and does us NO service as a whole.