Lane County draws in new wineries

Lane County draws in new wineries

Established wineries in Lane County are drawing in more new wine startups.

Oregon Wine Lab and Capitello­ Wines, on the eastern edge of Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood, will join urban wineries Eugene Wine Cellars and Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co., which opened in the Whiteaker more than a decade ago. That was back when some real estate agents referred to the area as “felony flats,” Territorial owner Alan Mitchell said.

With its growing concentration of breweries, wineries and restaurants, the Whiteaker is attracting visitors from other parts of town and from out of town. The two new wineries are near upscale shops and the Inn at the Fifth and will form an “urban wine trail” along with Eugene Wine Cellars at 255 Madison St., in the shadow of the Washington-Jefferson Street bridge, and Territorial at 907 W. Third Ave., which is just east of Ninkasi Brewing Co. in the Whiteaker’s core.

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