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Wine Crush Podcast - OR

By Heidi Moore
Wine Crush is a podcast designed to tell the amazing and colorful stories of the local wine industry. Each vineyard, winery and winemaker has a unique story to tell and we are here to help bring it to the world.
We uncork stories about winemakers from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Hosted by Heidi Moore, produced by The Daydream Agency, formerly Powered by Portland Radio Project
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Season 2, E12 - Teutonic Wine Company & Archer Vineyard

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Season 2, E12 - Airlie Winery & Varnum Vintners
Wine Crush Podcast is hosted by Heidi Moore, a wine enthusiast and winery/agriculture insurance agent with Country Financial. She's born and raised in Tillamook, Oregon! Thank you to our sponsor, Country Financial! In this episode, we're talking with Airlie Winery and Varnum Vintners! One being women-owned and operated, as well as dog-friendly, and LIVE certified. The other focuses on small-production and emphasizes working with the wines they love as well as a bit of experimentation. Tune in for another episode, and be sure to download or subscribe, and follow us on social media! Please note, in 2021 moving forward WCP will be produced by The Daydream Agency. Thank you to our former producer Portland Radio Project. 
29:49
September 8, 2020
S3 E4: Ricochet Wine Company + The Winery at Manzanita
Welcome to Season 3, episode 4 of Wine Crush Podcast! Based out of the Oregon Wine Country, I am your host - Heidi Moore. I talk with local winemakers to share their colorful stories behind the vine. Powered by Portland Radio Project, Wine Crush is broadcasted on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 4:00 pm PST. You can tune in to 99.1 FM in the heart of Portland – or stream from anywhere worldwide online.  In this episode, we uncork two stories from local winemakers. The first tells of the building of a winery experience located directly on the Oregon Coast. And the second holds the creed of, “Low-impact winemaking. High-impact causes.” Guests Joe Knox, Winemaker, The Winery At Manzanita & Portland Wine Bar Erich Berg, Owner & Winemaker, Ricochet Wine To read the full story, go here to the Wine Crush Podcast website: https://winecrushpodcast.com/ricochet-manzanita-wine/
29:42
April 13, 2020
Season 3, Episode 3: Et Fille Wines and Benedetto Vineyards
In this episode, we’ll uncork two new wine stories. The first is about a winery that perpetuates the hand-in-hand collaboration of its co-founders. And the second centers on a three-year-long process between four friends to make their craft what it is today. Guests Jessica Mozeico, Co-Founder & Winemaker, Et Fille Wines Nick Marshall, Co-Owner & Winemaker, Benedetto Vineyards Guest Biographies Jessica Mozeico Jessica Mozeico co-founded Willamette Valley winery Et Fille Wines, which means “and daughter”, with her father Howard Mozeico in 2003. Jessica grew up helping her dad with his winemaking hobby in their garage. She fell in love with wine, though it was a passion she cultivated from the sidelines as she pursued an undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, an MBA from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania, and a career in biotechnology marketing. After years of leading biotechnology drug launches and marketing teams, Jessica founded Mozeico Consulting to provide strategic planning services. Finally, Jessica and Howard decided to co-found Et Fille Wines, where they ran the winery together until Howard’s untimely death. Jessica learned everything about winemaking from her dad. Today, Jessica operates the business, making elegantly complex wines inspired by her late father’s legacy and her daughter’s future. She says, “I have the honor and responsibility to carry Et Fille forward in a manner that is consistent with my dad’s vision, values, and palate. I will continue building the legacy of Et Fille for my daughter.” She feels fortunate to be part of the collaborative and encouraging Oregon wine community. Nick Marshall & Lisa Marshall Nick is a graduate of “THE” University of Southern Oregon in Ashland, and Lisa a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona. They both competed in sports at the college level. Nick has been a life-long Oregonian and Lisa has lived in several wine-growing regions on the west coast. Together, their knowledge and passion for wine continue to grow and they are excited to share this new venture with you.
31:06
March 9, 2020
Season 3, Episode 2 - Valcan Cellars, Winderlea Vineyard
Valcan Cellars and Winderlea Vineyard talks with us in the studio about their stories, and family history of making wine. In this episode, we hear one story centered on second careers, a well-planned next chapter, and the pursuit of a shared passion. Then we uncork a second story coming from one of a multi-generational line of wine entrepreneurs, who focus on an Argentinean approach to fermentation. GuestsBill Sweat, Founder & Winemaker, Winderlea Winery JP Valot, Owner & Winemaker, Valcan Cellars Guest Biographies Bill Sweat & Donna Morris The kernels of Winderlea were spun over milestone birthdays and anniversaries travels to Bill Sweat & Donna Morris's favorite wine regions, and nightly dinners with a bottle of wine after good and not so good days at the office. In the early 90s they fell in love with Pinot Noir. Its elegance and sensuality – and the beautiful way it paired with a range of foods delighted them. As they tasted through wines from across the country they found the characteristics they most loved in Oregon Pinot Noir. They believe it is due in large part to Oregon’s unique climate and soils paired with the heritage of artisanal craftsmanship and an obsession with making small lots of the highest quality wine. On a practical level, they found the Oregon wine community to be a collaborative one – where newcomers are welcomed, tutored and expected to perfect their craft. In 2006 they relocated from Boston and have made Dundee, Oregon their home. They are committed to continuing the traditions of responsible stewardship of the land and the highest quality artisan winemaking. JP Valot, Juan Pablo (JP) was born in Mendoza, the heart of Argentina’s wine country, and completed a five-year degree in Agricultural Sciences with a focus in Enology and Viticulture at the National University of Cuyo. After graduation, JP worked as an enologist for Esmeralda, one of the Catena wineries. In 2001, he came to Oregon looking for new challenges and was attracted by Oregon’s growing wine industry. Shortly after, he met his wife Doris and both decided to settle in Oregon.JP worked for Willamette Valley Vineyards, Soter Vineyards, and Dobbes Family Estate. JP’s qualifications include 16 years of winemaking experience between 19 vintages in Oregon and Argentina. He has played multiple roles in Oregon’s wine industry including winemaker, vineyard manager, and educator, and was appointed by the Governor to be a member of the Oregon Wine Board. JP is a well-rounded wine professional who understands the winemaking process from the vine to glass. He brings strong educational and professional experience; but most importantly, he brings his passion and commitment to making high-quality wine. Host: Heidi Moore, Wine Enthusiast and Country Financial {wine} Insurance Agent
29:50
February 9, 2020
Season 3 - Episode 1: One Love Cellars, Utopia Vineyard
Welcome to Season 3 of Wine Crush Podcast! Where we exact the color from behind the vine of the Willamette Valley's Wine Country wineries. Hosted by Heidi Moore, wine lover and winery insurance agent at Country Financial. Enjoy, and don't forget to share, rate, and subscribe!  Visit us on the web at www.winecrushpodcast.com, and on Instagram www.instagram.com/winecrushpodcast In this episode, we uncork two unique wine stories. The first comes from a daughter and mother operation rooted in tradition, adventure and good dirt. The other centers on a family-owned producer of small-lot, handcrafted, estate wines, with a special emphasis on world-class Pinot Noir. Guests Kate Taylor, Operations & Vineyard Manager, One Love Cellars Dan Warnshuis, Owner/Winemaker, Utopia Vineyard Winery Biographies One Love Cellars https://onelovecellars.com/ This adventure started in 2006, in an unfinished basement with a bumper crop of raspberries in Michigan. The fermentation obsession brought the Taylor family from Michigan and Montana to Oregon in 2010. After education, clearing land and getting to know their industry neighbors, they planted our first vineyard block in 2012. At the heart of their farming practices are sustainability, stewardship and premium quality fruit. The 16 acres of estate vines thrive at One Heart Vineyards, in the volcanic soils of the South Salem hills. One Love Cellars’ Pinot Noir, Albariño, limited production Bubbles and some other wonderful whites and red blends are luscious, lively & vibrant. Delicate barrel notes on the reds lend to an appealing, lingering finish that continue to tell their distinct story. These mostly estate-grown, Northwest wines are an incredible value in a bottle and a treat for any palate. They show well solo, accent a great meal, company or stand out for a special occasion. The attention to detail in the craft and care of their wines can be tasted in each pour. Utopia Vineyard https://www.utopiawine.com/ Utopia Vineyard is the embodiment of a dream that began in the mind of its owner, Dan Warnshuis. He and his family live on the property, in that big house you’ll see as you turn off of Ribbon Ridge Road. After college, Dan returned to his home in California and began a successful career in Silicon Valley. Along the way, he opened a retail store in Napa and began spending time with Napa Valley growers and winemakers. Utopia Estate Vineyard was born in 2002 after talks with Oregon growers at the International Pinot Noir Celebration led Dan on a search for a vineyard site. He found a parcel located just above the old Bergstrom farm on Ribbon Ridge that seemed ideal, and subsequent soil tests proved it to be so. The Utopia Estate Vineyard is perfectly situated at an elevation of five hundred feet in the heart of the Ribbon Ridge Appellation in the Northern Willamette Valley in Yamhill County, Oregon. It consists of a total of 16.8 acres of sloping contiguous south-facing hillsides of Willakenzie soils. Dan’s first commercial vintage produced just 413 cases in 2006. It was a good start, but the 2007 was even better, winning the Grand Award of Excellence, the Gold Medal in the 2010 Oregon Wine Awards for Pinot Noir over $35. Subsequent vintages have continued to improve and the first private reserve release, Paradise, was produced as part of the 2009 vintage. In addition to world-class Pinot Noir, Utopia also produces Pinot Blanc, made exclusively from certified grapes grown in the Willamette Valley and Pinot Noir Rose. New Chardonnay plantings were added in 2010 and a well-appointed tasting room with outdoor seating was built that same year.
31:54
January 9, 2020
Season 2, E12 - Teutonic Wine Company & Archer Vineyard
Featuring Archer Vineyard: https://www.archervineyard.com/ and Teutonic Wine Company: https://teutonicwines.com/
30:23
October 6, 2019
Season 2 E8: Stoller Family Estate + Chehalem Wines
In this  episode, host  Heidi Moore will guide us through two diverse wine stories. The first centers on two interconnected wineries and their processes; and the second shows the culmination of a collaborative effort between the wineries mentioned in the first story. Guests Melissa Burr, Vice President of Winemaking, Stoller Family Estate Kate Payne-Brown, Assistant Winemaker, Stoller Family Estate Katie Santora, Winemaker, Chehalem Wines You can follow Wine Crush on Social Media: Website: Wine Crush Podcast Facebook: WineCrush, StoriesUncorked  Instagram: Winecrushpodcast
31:10
June 9, 2019
Season 2, E6: Pudding River + Gonzales Wine Company
In this  episode, host  Heidi Moore will guide us through two stories of local winemakers. The first comes from a winery that was formerly a poultry farm, but is dedicated to producing world-class wines through sustainable methods – and the second centers on a single mother and self-taught entrepreneur whose winemaking is influenced by the magical dynamic between food, wine, and friends. Guests Sean Allen, Owner & Winemaker, Pudding River Wine Cellars Cristina Gonzales, Owner & Winemaker, Gonzales Wine Company You can follow Wine Crush on Social Media: Website: Wine Crush Podcast Facebook: WineCrush, StoriesUncorked  Instagram: Winecrushpodcast
29:31
April 12, 2019
Season 2 E7: Yamhill Valley Vineyards + J Wrigley Vineyards
In this  episode, host  Heidi Moore will guide us through two stories of local winemakers. The first comes from the oldest running winery in the McMinnville AVA – and the second centers on a family vineyard with an extensive history of working the land. Guests Ariel Eberle, Winemaker, Yamhill Valley Vineyards Jody Wrigley, Co-Owner, J Wrigley Vineyards You can follow Wine Crush on Social Media: Website: Wine Crush Podcast Facebook: WineCrush, StoriesUncorked  Instagram: Winecrushpodcast
30:48
April 12, 2019
Season 2, E5: Hundred Suns Wines + Johan Vineyards
In this  episode, host  Heidi Moore will guide us through two stories of local winemakers. The first comes from a couple who sought to build a life of adventure in the form of winemaking – the second demonstrates how if a vineyard is treated as an entire living organism, it will best showcase its identity through the fruit it develops. Guests Grant Coulter & Renée Saint-Amour, Co-founders & Winemakers, Hundred Suns Wine Morgan Beck, Winemaker, Johan Vineyards You can follow Wine Crush on Social Media: Website: Wine Crush Podcast Facebook: WineCrush, StoriesUncorked  Instagram: Winecrushpodcast
32:22
March 8, 2019
Season 2, E4: Flat Brim Wines + Jackalope Cellars
In this  episode, host Heidi Moore will guide us through two stories of local winemakers. The first takes its name from a particular family heirloom, very special to the craftsman – the second draws inspiration from mythology and the fact that there’s always something new to learn. Guests Ian Atkins, Founder & Winemaker, Flat Brim Wines Corey Schuster, Owner & Winemaker, Jackalope Wine Cellars You can follow Wine Crush on Social Media: Website: Wine Crush Podcast Facebook: WineCrush, StoriesUncorked  Instagram: Winecrushpodcast
28:19
February 8, 2019
Season 2, E3: Aerea Wines + Bud's Bloom
In this  episode, host Heidi Moore will guide us through two stories of local Oregon winemakers. The first draws inspiration from the camaraderie of the process – the second showcases how the study of engineering can lead to winemaking. Guests Ian Burrows, Founder & Winemaker, Aerea Wines, head of Consulon Greg Van Dyke, Owner & Winemaker, Bud’s Bloom You can follow Wine Crush on Social Media: Website: Wine Crush Podcast Facebook: WineCrush, StoriesUncorked  Instagram: Winecrushpodcast
31:07
January 11, 2019
Season 2, E2: Bells Up Winery + Whiskey Hill Winery
In the second episode, host Heidi Moore will guide us through two distinct wine stories. The first, Dave Specter from Bells up Winery in Newberg, Oregon, has its roots in something all of us here at PRP love: Music. And the second, Chris Helbling from Whiskey Hill Winery, truly demonstrates how with the art of wine comes family, friendships, and good times. Host: Heidi Moore, Wine Enthusiast & Wine insurance agent at country financial You can follow Wine Crush on Social Media: Website: Wine Crush Podcast Facebook: WineCrush, StoriesUncorked  Instagram: Winecrushpodcast
30:50
December 8, 2018
Season 2, E1: Gersing Cellars + Dauntless Wine Co
In the first episode, host Heidi Moore will guide us through two diverse wine stories. The first centers on a veteran-owned and operated winery whose mission is to serve the veteran community through charitable contribution; and the second showcases and urban winery, located in SE Portland, whose philosophy is informed by the old-century winemakers of Europe… and Jazz! Guests Ben Martin, Co-founder & Winemaker, Dauntless Wine Co. Jason Gersing, Founder & Winemaker, Gersing Cellars You can follow Wine Crush on Social Media: Website: Wine Crush Podcast Facebook: WineCrush, StoriesUncorked  Instagram: Winecrushpodcast
30:57
November 10, 2017