Imbibe Picks Buona Notte Rosa from Threemile as Drink of the week

“Buona Notte shows, it can also be just as terroir-driven as any red wine. Buona Notte produces wines out of the Columbia Gorge AVA in Oregon, neighboring the much cooler Willamette Valley AVA to the west of the state. Co-owner and winemaker Graham Markel makes the most of Hood River Valley’s similarities to Tuscany, taking note of the region’s yearlong sun and volcanic soils to produce natural wines with grapes like Syrah, Merlot, and Sangiovese—the latter of which is another strong contender from Buona Notte.”

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Bottle of Threemile Buona Notte
Top Ten Oregon Rosés of Summer
PDX Monthly August 2022

“This one’s alive right now, it’s having a party. Italian grapes—dolcetto and sangiovese—grown in the Columbia Gorge,” says Nguyen of Cascade Locks-based Buona Notte’s Rosa. “It’s a darker rosé with a wild, beautiful ruby-red color and taste—think blood orange, basil, citrus, and dark berry flavors.” I will add text.

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Edwin Martinis & the Management of Threemile 
Oregon Wine Archives September 2022

In this interview, Edwin talks about finding the wine industry by accident while teaching and coaching football, and being immediately intrigued by wine and the wine industry.

Edwin shares his story selling wine and managing at a variety of of companies in the wine industry, and what later brought him to Mitchell Wine Group. He also talks about his shared vision with David Brown for Mitchell Wine Group and the acquisition of Threemile Vineyard, leading into what comes next for him and his team.

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The Viticulture of Threemile with Joe Cushman
Oregon Wine Archives June 2022

In this interview, Joe Cushman talks about growing up in a  family surrounded by wine – if not necessarily enamored with it – from a young age. He shares his discovery for a love of viticulture through horticulture, and how he developed his passion while attending Oregon State University.

Returning to the Columbia Gorge and working with a number of vineyards, even starting his own vineyard management company, Joe details how he landed at Threemile. He talks about the development of the vineyard, the Gorge as a wine growing landscape, and his views on the future of Oregon wine.

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David Brown and the Founding of Threemile
Oregon Wine Archives April 2022

This oral history interview with David Brown details his personal story growing up in Portland and being intrigued by creative projects and building businesses from an early age. He talks about starting Mitchell Wine Group, building a team, and his leadership philosophy.

Later, he talks about finding, purchasing, and developing Threemile Vineyard in The Dalles, as well as looking at the future of the Oregon wine industry in the Columbia Gorge.

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Seeking the Pinnacle at Threemile Vineyard
The Wine Write April 2022

We would consider him a “go big or go home” guy.

There is no mistaking David Brown’s aim. His desire is have Threemile Vineyard mentioned when the world’s premier wine growing properties are discussed. When he achieves that goal, the Columbia Gorge AVA will also get its just due.

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Oregon Vineyard Developer finds his promised land in the Columbia Gorge
Portland Business Journal, May 2019

Vineyards aren’t unheard of in the area, but as managing viticulturalist Joe Cushman put it, “usually it’s just a few leftover acres in a corner of a cherry orchard,” the mainstay crop in the area. “This is different. Everything we’re doing here, from the plant material to how we’re approaching the diversity of the terrain, the layout of the vineyard, the consideration of orientation … it’s about finding the magic.”

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