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05/26 THOMAS HOUSEMAN, ANNE AMIE VINEYARDS, STEVE STRAUSS, BANK OF AMERICA SURVEY, GRAMMY-NOMINATED COUNTRY SINGER TRACE ADKINS, PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

May 26, 201652 min
THOMAS HOUSEMAN - WINEMAKER, ANNE AMIE VINEYARDS Pinot reigns supreme at Anne Amie Vineyards with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc forming the heart of our production. Complementing the pinot family is Old-Vine Estate Riesling and Müller Thurgau, planted in 1979.  Our vineyards are located in the rolling hills of the Yamhill-Carlton District and on the steep hillsides of the Chehalem Mountains, both nestled in Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley.  Our tasting room hosts breathtaking views of our vineyards and the Pacific Coast Range. We look forward to your visit. HISTORY: When Dr. Robert Pamplin, one of Oregon’s most forward-thinking philanthropists and businessmen, purchased the historic Chateau Benoit Winery in 1999, his vision was to create wines of the highest quality to reflect his passion for excellence. To this end Dr. Pamplin has charged winemaker Thomas Houseman and winegrower Jason Tosch with the task of crafting extraordinary pinot noir. Thomas, Jason, and the rest of the crew are absolutely passionate about producing wines of the finest quality and have dedicated their lives to this quest. For more information about Dr. Pamplin, Thomas, Jason and the entire Anne Amie team, read their bios. Pinot reigns supreme at Anne Amie Vineyards with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc forming the heart of our production. Complementing the pinot family is Old-Vine Estate Riesling and Müller Thurgau, planted in 1979. As with all great wines, our’s start in the vineyards. We are fortunate to have some of Oregon’s best sites, all of which are Salmon Safe and LIVE certified. Our estate vineyards, along with those we purchase from, receive only the minimal required treatments and yields are dramatically reduced in order to give fruit with great depth and complexity. Our estate vineyards are located in the rolling hills of the Yamhill-Carlton District and on the steep hillsides of the Chehalem Mountains, both nestled in Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley. Our LIVE certified winery is located on our Yamhill-Carlton property, a few miles from both Lafayette and Carlton, Oregon. We are proud to be part of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, and the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers. ABOUT THOMAS HOUSEMAN: Thomas’ winemaking career unofficially began in the basement of his parent’s home in Hampton Roads, Virginia. His Welch’s grape juice and orange juice concentrate wines are lost in time, but we’re sure they’d be showing well if any remained. Thomas narrowly escaped blindness from this stage of his life and went on to New York City, where he pursued a career in modern dance. Traveling the globe performing was great but it did not get him much free beer. So, he bought a book and taught himself to brew. With the creativity of a dancer, the eye of a scientist, and the encouragement of friends who loved the free beer, the passion for fermenting reemerged. Thomas left the stage and went back to school at CSU Fresno in the enology program. It was there he fell in love with Pinot noir. And, across the globe he embarked again, first to California’s Anderson Valley, then to New Zealand, and finally to Oregon. After four years at Ponzi Vineyards, Thomas saw the opportunity to express himself at Anne Amie Vineyards where he is happy he can still use words like balance, grace, fluidity, elegance, power and style- words that once described his dancing, now describe his wines. In his free time, Thomas still brews, having dragged his equipment across the US. Yoga and running have replaced dance, but winemaking remains the common thread that started in a basement and continues at Anne Amie. ANNEAMIE.COM STEVE STRAUSS, SMALL BUSINESS EXPERTAND USA TODAY COLUMNIST - BANK OF AMERICA SURVEY FINDS ONLY THREE PERCENT OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SEE EDUCATION AS MOST IMPORTANT HIRING FACTOR BANK OF AMERICA SURVEY FINDS ONLY THREE PERCENT OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SEE EDUCATION AS MOST IMPORTANT HIRING FACTOR  Findings Suggest Small Business Owners Conce

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