It’s that time of year to get your buckets ready and go pick your own fruit and/or vegetables.
Although Dick Shea started out as an Oregon grape grower for other producers, winemakers in Oregon and California, he also began to produce his own wine.
LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) came about when Ted Casteel saw the need for a Sustainable Wine Program for continuing education and certification.
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, offers his barrel making services to artisan winemakers.