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.
For James Frey at traesatum Winery and Vineyards, the process of blending wines to achieve just the right balance of flavor and aroma is the last step before the wine goes to bottle.
Remy Drabkin grew where new winemakers were developing the nascent Oregon wine industry. She knew too she would one day become a young Oregon winemaker.