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While making this documentary, we accumulated so many more stories than we can use in one feature documentary, so we’ll be posting clips from time to time that help show off the amazing personalities we met along the way. Mary Olson of Airlie Winery in Monmouth, Oregon is someone who always makes you feel at […]

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We’ve been following the story of Jim Day for a few years now. He started out making his wine in borrowed corners of Corvallis-area wineries. He had his garage bonded as a storage facility last year, and now it’s a full-fledged production facility. If you drive past this unassuming garage in a suburban neighborhood, you […]

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Tad Seestedt of Ransom Wines & Spirits was told that he was crazy when he talked of leaving New York City and heading to Oregon without knowing a soul, with a vague notion of returning to an agricultural lifestyle in the wine industry. But after three years of planning, he headed west in 1993, and […]

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Our latest interview for the documentary took us to the technical side of winemaking.¬†Elizabeth Clark didn’t set out be a winemaker. A lifelong wanderer with a background in Math and Russian, she’s almost surprised to have found herself in the wine industry since 2000. After working for a catering company in Oregon’s wine country, she […]

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When talking to one of Oregons original wine growers, I learned something about the human pioneering spirit, namely that it never diminishes. Dick Erath started selling Oregon wine from a card table in his garage. Now he lives perched on a hill with a view of some of the most noted vineyards in the world, evidence of an industry that he helped to build.

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The right way to make wine for Scott Paul Wright is through the gentle handling of Pinot Noir grapes and minimalist intervention. This includes avoiding some of the modern techniques like killing the wild yeast and using lab cultures, extended maceration, cold soaks and additions and subtractions of acids and enzymes. You’d think that this […]

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