On a hot summer day, a number of winemakers gathered at Arbor Brook Vineyards in anticipation of the wine celebration event Origin ’14. There were several white tents set up around the yard providing shade for the guests. In one tent, there was a conversation about the history of the Chehalem Mountain AVA (American Viticultural Area aka designated wine grape-growing regions), and each winemaker gave a brief background on their winery. In another tent, I set up a mini-recording studio where I recorded a story from each of the winemakers present. This episode of the podcast features a story from James Frey of Trisaetum, Sheila Nickolas of Anam Cara, and Todd Hansen of Longplay, as well as their thoughts on the future of making wines in Oregon.
Find more information about the Chehalem Mountain AVA and Origins ’14 at ChehalemMountains.org.