WOU in the news: Salem business news: Redhawk winery, ‘Art in the Garden’

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Redhawk Vineyard & Winery celebrating 10 years with Pataccolis

Redhawk Vineyard & Winery will celebrate its 10th anniversary with owners John and Betty Pataccoli. The celebration, which is open to the public, will be 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 24, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 25.

The Pataccolis have made many changes in their 10-year run, including tripling production, stewarding the health of the vineyard, upgrading the tasting room, striving to make outstanding wines at reasonable prices, and playing an influential role in the community and industry.

“We have been fortunate to have spent the last 10 years in Oregon living our dream of owning and operating a winery,” John Pataccoli said.

At the two-day celebration, the Pataccolis will offer a commemorative 10-year vertical tasting, live music, BBQ and great specials. The cost of $25 includes the 10-year vertical tasting and food plate.

Redhawk Vineyard &Winery was founded in 1988. Within a few years, the winery became well known for producing the value-priced pinot noir, Grateful Red. In the summer of 2005, John and Betty Pataccoli purchased the winery and immediately began a major remodel of the property. The winery grows and produces premium quality pinot noir, pinot gris, dolcetto and Riesling.

Visitors are welcome to the tasting room from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, year round.


‘Art in the Garden’ returns to Oregon Garden

The Oregon Garden has announced the return of “Art in the Garden,” a summer addition that features three outdoor art installations by local artists. These pieces can be viewed anytime during regular garden hours from July 10 through Sept. 30, with paid garden admission.

This year’s featured artists include David Hillesland, Tyler Brumfield and Paul Jenkins. Hillesland is a self-taught, professionally apprenticed sculptor who finds beauty in the rough forms that lie within each piece of wood and takes great satisfaction in refining the natural elements of the wood, seeking the form that lies within. Hillesland will also be teaching chainsaw carving workshops at the Garden on July 18 and Aug. 8. For more information, visit www.OregonGarden.org.

Brumfield is an artist born and raised in the Willamette Valley who studied sculpture and graphic design at Western Oregon University. His primary medium is wood because of its versatility in use, its natural beauty and its abundance in supply. He seeks to pair well-designed art with conceptual context, relatable to all.

Jenkins is a direct metal sculptor from Silverton, who started in high school and earned a Bachelor of Science in industrial design. Jenkins spent many years employed as a senior sculptor, mechanical designer and assembler. In his last 10 years before retirement, he worked with Michael Curry Design on “The Lion King” on Broadway as well as the Utah Winter Olympics. His piece is called “XLM” (Extra Large Mantis) — a sculpture of a “Mantid” (praying mantis) made of galvanized sheet steel and stainless steel wire, painted with automotive paint.

“Art in the Garden” will kick off the installations with an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. July 10. The featured artists will give talks about their installations and inspiration, while guests will enjoy live music, light appetizers and wine tasting. Tickets are $15 and available online.

“Art in the Garden” is generously sponsored by Capitol Subaru and Oregon Cordless Tool System.


The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present a sample of news and events from the business community. The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is a private 501(c)(6) not-for-profit membership organization that works to ensure a strong local economy where businesses can prosper, and families can live, work, play and shop. The programs and professional staff of the Salem Area Chamber have been recognized nationally, including a 2009 Wall Street Journal feature about the Chamber’s website, SalemChamber.org. The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce advocates for more than 1,200 businesses led by a volunteer board of directors who are dedicated to sustaining Salem’s quality of life, and keeping our community and economy vibrant.

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