Can the practice of psychiatry and being a wine producer go together? We talk with Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Dr Robert Gross who shares his unconventional ideas on making fine wines, and how the two different arts do blend.
For James Frey, of traesatum Winery and Vineyards, his paintings drawn from a rich pallet of colors also provides an apt metaphor for how he approaches the final step of the winemaking process—the blending stage—just before the wine goes to bottle.
What happens for small wineries during the winter season? We visit Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, a boutiquee winery in Newberg, Oregon to find out.
From working in Wall Street to growing wine grapes, and producing small batches of premium wines, Dick Shea has made a successful transition far from his former roots.
Want some expert suggestions for great value wines from the Pacific Northwest, and around the world. Bruce Bauer, the proprietor of Vino shares his list of favorites.
When it comes to the availability of sparking wines, Oregon’s Willamette Valley may not be first on your list. While it’s still new to this region, there are a few winemakers who produce “Methode Champenoise” style sparkling wines. We talk with Chris Berg, winemaker for Laurel Ridge Winery who specializes in this style.
How many millions of wine barrels are used throughout the world? But who makes these wooden barrels, and what kinds of wood do they use? We visit with Rick DeFerrari, the cooper at Oregon Barrel Works to find out more about this ancient craft.
The young Oregon wine industry which began in the mid-1960’s has a new generation of wine producers making exciting styles of wines. Remy Drabkin, a native of Yamhill county, witnessed the growing industry around her. Remy’s story is an inspiring example of a youthful winemaker seeking to leave her own mark on her craft.
Andrew Rich, a former editor for a travel magazine, and its wine columnist, immersed himself into the wine culture. Later, he enrolled in an enology program in France, and today, produces his own distinctive styles of wine under the label bearing his name.
It’s one of Oregon’s pioneering wine families: Sokol Blosser. Now, the second generation has taken the helm. We visit at their vineyard with Alex, and his sister Alison Sokol-Blosser, for their views on taking over the family business.
It’s harvest time at Resonance Vineyards in Carleton, Oregon. We talk with Kevin Chambers about his vineyard, and witness their down-to-the-wire grape harvest in action.
They are the oldest pinot noir vines in the Willamette Valley, and still bearing productive fruit. Join us on a visit with Jason Lett of Eyrie Vineyards to learn more about his grapes, and his distinctive wines.
Kevin Chambers does not believe in labels. He’s committed to producing the best wines he can make using a variety of growing methods borrowed from organic, biodynamic, and conventional farming practices. We talk with this eclectic winemaker about agriculture and growing grapes.
Low Input Viticulture and Enology (L.I.V.E.) is a certification and continuing education program for wine growers and producers to become sustainable in their agricultural practices. L.I.V.E. founder Ted Casteel talks about the program and its beginnings as we visit his vineyard in Salem, Oregon.