A great opportunity for Oregon's vineyard stewards

AHIVOY 2021 cohort graduation photo

The people who tend the vines should at least know what they're producing – right?

I was sitting in the crowd at the Oregon Wine Symposium this year, having just attended a lecture on our current labour shortage, when Sofia Torres of AHIVOY (Asociación Hispana de la Industria del Vino en Oregon y Comunidad; also, ahí voy is Spanish for ‘here I go’) joined a panel to discuss diversity. In the middle of answering a question she said, ‘there are people who have been working in the same vineyard for 30 years who have never tasted the wine from that...