The Grail

by Brian Doyle ’78 (Oregon State University Press)


A look at the art of winemaking, subtitled “A year ambling & shambling through an Oregon vineyard in pursuit of the best pinot noir wine in the whole wide world.”

As the author, who is also the editor of Portland magazine, checks out a Willamette Valley winery run by Don and Jesse Lange, he writes of everything from spiritual concepts to the back-breaking labor a winery requires.

(August 2006)