February 2, 2018

The Texas Winemaker Who Helped Put Willamette Valley on the Map



by Michael Hoinski

Rollin Soles spent his college days hanging out with Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett. Here’s how he became one of Oregon’s most prominent winemakers.

“…Soles was an integral part of establishing Oregon’s Willamette Valley as a bonafide alternative to Napa Valley. Argyle, the winery he co-founded in the late eighties, is also the only winery in the world to be included on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list in each of three categories: red, white, and sparkling wine. And it was largely due to Soles’s vision and determination…”

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