Baker Cabin Presents: Terroir of Wine by Dr. Scott Burns

‘Terroir of Oregon Wine’ Presentation by Dr. Scott Burns in the Pioneer Church on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7:00 p.m., we’re continuing the Baker Cabin Community Lecture Series as author and Dr. Scott Burns talks about “The terroir of wine – the relation of geology to wine flavors in Oregon.” Terroir is a term wine enthusiasts use to describe the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography and climate. Oregon’s wines are uniquely affected by the soil our grapes are grown in. As an expert in geology, a wine connoisseur, a dynamic lecturer and award-winning educator, Scott is uniquely qualified to speak about the factors that make Oregon’s wines distinctive.

Scott Burns is a Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland State University.  He was also Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at P.S.U. from 1997-1999. Scott has been teaching for more than 50 years, with past positions in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. Dr. Burns specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, and Quaternary geology. Scott has won many awards for outstanding teaching and was chosen to be a fellow of the Geological Society of America (2004) and a fellow with the Kellogg National Fellowship Program (1990 – 1993).

The talk is open to the public. Suggested donation at the door.

  • At 6:00 p.m., there will be a site tour and unveiling of our newest Baker Quarry discovery – a big split basalt stone erected near the cabin.
  • Dr. Burns will give his remarks in the Pioneer Church at 7:00 p.m.
  • Following the talk, there will be an informal wine tasting for participants.
  • Dr. Burns’ book, Cataclysms on the Columbia, will be for sale. Cash or check is accepted. Proceeds from the sale of these books support PSU students.
  • Recently published Carver Then and Now and other Clackamas history books by local authors will also be for sale, cash only, supporting BCHS and its programs.

18005 S. Gronlund Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045

Chris Guntermann, President
Baker Cabin Historical Society