Documentary shorts — unscripted — featuring farmers, artisans, and others
The idea for the LIVE program (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) came about in the early 1990’s when it became clear to Ted Casteel there needed to be both an education and independent verification program based upon solid, science-based principles to promote sustainability practices to other producers.
Sparkling wines are relatively new in the Willamette Valley. Chris Berg, the current winemaker for the Laurel Ridge Winery, is one of the few local winemakers who specializes in making “Methode Champenoise” style sparkling wines.
Rick DeFerrari, of Oregon Barrel Works makes hand-crafted, wine barrels from Oregon and French oak woods, to achieve the desired blend of characteristics individual winemakers are looking for. Wine barrels used in the aging process play an important role in imparting the final taste to the finished wines.
For James Frey at traesatum Winery and Vineyards, the blending process in winemaking is the critical last step before the wine goes to bottle.
Remy Drabkin grew up in a community where exciting new winemakers were helping to shape the nascent wine industry in Oregon. She always knew she would grow up to become a winemaker too.