'Gourmet Gold Rush'

Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine, where Fiona Sims and I explore the beauty and the bounty of rural Oregon.

'Gourmet Gold Rush' - Why do so many artisan producers and talented chefs want to ply their trade in Oregon? Its wine country, coastline crammed with the choicest crab, oysters and enviable quality of life could be the answer for the prospectors, Fiona Sims and I go to find out...
Vines ready for the harvest at Montinore Winery, Oregon.
Rudy Marchesi, wine maker at Montinore Winery, Oregon.
Grape harvest at Montinore Winery, Oregon.
Jason Lett, all round wine guru, McMinnville-Eyrie Winery, Oregon.
Vines at Sokol Blosser Winery, Oregon, USA
Carlton, Oregon, USA.
Remy Drabkin, Remy Wines, McMinnville, Oregon.
McMinnville, Historic downtown, Oregon, USA.
Hazelnut Orchard, Newberg, Oregon, USA.
Ben Jacobsen, artisan salt maker, Jacobsen Salt Co, Netarts Bay, Oregon.
Todd the Oyster farmer, well actually the forester, oysters are just a lucrative side-line. Netarts Bay, Oregon, USA.
Oyster from Netarts Bay, live in some of the freshest water in America. Oregon, USA.
Fresh crab on the menu at The Pier, Oregon.
Iconic Haystack Rock, Cannon beach, Oregon, USA.
Cannon beach at sunset is a magical place.
Cannon beach at sunrise is also a magical place.
In between dawn and dusk there is always lunch! Fish, chips and Oregon beer at the Wayfarer Inn, Cannon Beach, Oregon.
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