The only thing rarer than original thought is, perhaps, the courage to act on it. “One of the criteria for doing a harebrained thing like starting a winery is you have to be a romantic idealist,” Earl says.
Adrian Chitty spent over a year at A to Z Wineworks as an artist-in-residence… a personal transformation as radical as the journey from blossom to bottle.
“It was like Mad Men,” Holly Witte says with a smile, recalling the era when she and Jim Witte first met. It was the 1960s. He was a TV producer working with stars like Barbara Streisand, Merv Griffin and the denizens of Sesame Street.
Photos: Richard Duval Images, courtesy: Montinore Vineyards Willamette Valley, May 6, 2014 Driving through Willamette Valley wine country on a… Read more Vinelands: Montinore, Willamette Valley
In 2015, Oregon Wine Pioneers (Vine Lives) was published. It told the stories of 15 ground-breaking Oregon wineries and winemakers.… Read more Plum Hill Vineyards – Then and Now