Wine Crush Podcast NW

Wine Crush Podcast NW

From the heart of the Oregon Wine Country, Wine Crush Podcast is designed to tell the amazing and colorful stories of the local wine industry. We interview winemakers from the Willamette Valley in a conversational format, and is going in its Season 5! Hosted by Heidi Moore, sponsored by Country Financial and other local partners, produced by The Daydream Agency, formerly Powered by Portland Radio Project

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June 7, 2024 63 mins

This week on the Wine Crush Podcast, brought to you from the heart of Oregon wine country and sponsored by Country Financial, Heidi Moore welcomes two prominent figures in the wine industry with deep ties to the local winemaking community and beyond. Taking place in beautiful downtown McMinnville, Heidi is joined by Johnny Brose from Flora Jane and Brian Berenger from Human Cellars, both of whom bring compelling stories and insight...

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In this episode of the Wine Crush podcast, host Heidi Moore speaks with Dr. Greg Jones, CEO of Abacela, a winery in Oregon's Umpqua Valley known for its distinctive approach to wine, focusing on varieties suited for the specific climate and terroir of the region, such as Spanish and Portuguese grapes, notably Tempranillo. Dr. Jones shares an extensive overview of his journey from a professional chef to a renowned climatologist with...

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In this engaging episode of the WineCrush podcast, Season 7, hosted by Heidi Moore, listeners are taken on a journey into the heart of Oregon's wine country, with a emphasis on the storied wine-producing region of the Willamette Valley. The episode is adorned with rich narratives from two distinguished guests, Paul Johnson of Satyr Fires and Maria Ponzi, who delve into their personal histories, their contributions to the Oregon win...

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April 5, 2024 61 mins

From the heart of the Oregon wine country, the Wine Crush Podcast brings you an intriguing conversation with Eugenia Keegan, a legendary figure in the world of wine. In this episode, host Heidi Moore dives deep into Eugenie’s fascinating journey from childhood adventures in agriculture to becoming an integral part of Jackson Family Wines in the Willamette Valley. Join us as we uncork the stories behind the labels, exploring the art...

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In this captivating episode of the Wine Crush Podcast Season 7, Episode 2, host Heidi Moore whisks us away on a global journey that highlights the diverse and rich tapestry of winemaking. Through engaging conversations with winemakers from the Willamette Valley and beyond, this episode delves deep into not just the intricacies of crafting wine, but also the personal narratives that define the essence of each vineyard.

We begin with ...

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Season 7 commences with an international flair, featuring two distinguished wine brands shaped by global influences. Jesse Schwartz, of Cassie Bella Wines and The Wine Scribes, shares his passion for wine cultivated during extensive travels, leading to the establishment of Wine Scribes—a valuable resource for wine enthusiasts. Their portfolio expands to include vineyards in the Columbia Gorge (Oregon) and Portugal, with Cassie Bell...

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And just like that season 6 has come to an end! What a treat our last episode of the season was! We welcomed in our first father-daughter team, Harry and Wynne Peterson-Nedry. They are the dream team behind both RR (Ribbon Ridge) Wines and Ridge Crest Wine! As a special guest we brought back the ever entertaining Andy Lytle to hold down the very first co-hosting spot! It was quiet the crowd in the studio!

Harry is one of legends ...

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From the heart of the Oregon wine country, the Wine Crush Podcast presents an unforgettable episode featuring two exceptional winemakers: Chris from Liska and Colin from Mendivia. Host Heidi Moore invites listeners to embark on a journey into the world of wine as Chris and Colin share their backgrounds, inspirations, and the stories behind their remarkable wine brands.

Liska, founded by Chris and his partner Draga Mirajelova, is ded...

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In this episode of the Wine Crush podcast, host Heidi Moore takes listeners on a journey through the world of winemaking with two Dave's and their unique stories. First, we meet Dave Paige, a Midwestern boy who found his passion for wine while working in a wine shop. Dave shares his transition from a car-making family in Ohio to becoming a winemaker in Oregon's Willamette Valley. He discusses the evolution of the American wine indu...

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Episode 9 brings us legendary wine maker Robert Brittan! We travel through history and the path Robert took on his way to Oregon. His time in college and the making of his first wine, becoming winemaker at the famed Stags Leap in Napa, the meeting of his beautiful wife Ellen and the eventual move to Oregon and what is now Brittan Vineyards. Every path into the wine industry is unique and different and this is definitely a show to l...

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This episode of the Wine Crush Podcast features two boutique wineries making fantastic wine!

Olea Vineyards, owned by Tom and Melinda Melilo, is perched at the top of beautiful Parrett Mountain with view is the Chehalem Valley. Tom discusses his love for wine and why he decided to get into the wine business. His Italian heritage inspired him to not only name his wine label but also the music production company he owned after a s...

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In season six, episode seven of the Wine Crush podcast, host Heidi Moore interviews Leigh Brown of Lolati Wines and the mother-daughters team of Three Feather Estates. Leigh shares her journey from a career in music to becoming a winemaker in Oregon, while Elise, Cynthia, and Christine discuss the history of Three Feather Estates and their unique approach to winemaking.

We chat about various varietals, including Pinot Noir, Pinot G...

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Tune in to the latest episode of the Wine Crush Podcast, where we're diving deep into the Oregon wine country. Host Heidi Moore brings you fascinating stories and unique insights from the world of wine. In this episode, we introduce you to Trina Galloway from Grateful Vineyards, located at the base of the stunning Mount Hood. Trina shares the rich history of her family farm, her journey from making hard cider in college to running ...

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In this episode of Wine Crush, join us as we chat with James Frey of Trisaetum Winery. Discover how their passion for Riesling led them to produce unique variations in Oregon's McMinnville region, and how their focus on sustainable practices is creating a buzz with bee-friendly vineyards. Plus, get a taste of Trisatum's spirited endeavors with the introduction of Brixeur Spirits and James' fascinating journey into art. Don't miss o...

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In this episode of Wine Crush Podcast we chat with Emily Seely of 19 Acres Cider Company, and Michael Mega the owner and winemaker of Nysa Vineyard. We love to switch things up sometimes and we are big fans of cider! Emily introduces us to the history of 19 Acres Cider and we chat the process of making cider, the different types of cider, and some of the misconceptions surrounding cider. Michael takes us on a journey into what infl...

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In this two-part podcast episode, join host Heidi Moore as she dives into the world of Oregon winemaking with two inspiring guests. Discover their remarkable journeys into the wine industry, their passion for their craft, and the unique characteristics of the Willamette Valley terroir.

In the first part, Piper, owner of Privé Vineyard and Sealionne Wines, shares her story from growing up on a farm to becoming a winemaker and vineyar...

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In this episode we chat with Dave, the owner of Syndicate Wine, a boutique wine shop located in both Beaverton and Newberg Oregon. Dave shares his passion for wine, his love for the communities they serve, and the story behind the name "Syndicate Wine." We learn what makes Syndicate Wine different amongst other bottle shops. As well as, that Syndicate has their own line of wine and a unique wine club! Throughout the conversation,...

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February 4, 2023 56 mins

In this episode, we sit down with Joe Dobbes, a renowned wine maker with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Joe shares his story of how he got into wine making, and his journey from selling marionberries on his family farm, to working in vineyards to becoming one of the most sought-after wine makers in the industry. He also shares his unique approach to wine making, and the innovative techniques he uses to create truly ex...

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In this episode, we visit a family-run winery in the beautiful Sunnyslope region of Idaho. The winery, run by three sisters, has a unique approach to their branding and marketing, using artwork of supermodel self-portraits from the 60s as labels for their wines. The sisters share the history of their winery, which was started by their ambitious and entrepreneurial father, and how they work to stand out in the industry. They also ta...

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January 22, 2023 21 mins

In this episode of Wine Crush, we explore the beautiful Hat Ranch vineyard in Idaho and learn about the rich history and passion behind the brand. Join us as we meet the vineyard's owner, Tim, and discover his unique perspective on winemaking and branding. Take a behind-the-scenes look at their recent bottling of 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2020 Syrah, said to be some of the best wines ever made by Tim. Meet the vineyard's beloved ...

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