Northwest wineries take advantage of Hong Kong's open trade door

on 22/08/10 at 3:32 pm


Photo: Torsten Kjellstrand, The OregonianWorkers box pinot noir wine at Willamette Valley Vineyards, Oregon’s third-largest winery, which is part of a big push by Northwest wineries to expand their exports to Hong Kong, an emerging wine market and gateway to an even larger market in mainland China.

It’s impossible to spot from Interstate 5, but one of the success stories in the Obama administration’s ambitious effort to double U.S. exports by 2015 can be found in a carefully watched vat of pinot noir at Willamette Valley Vineyards.

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