Rank #1: The First Seyval Blanc Planting in the Willamette Valley
Dave Specter, Owner and Winemaker of Bell's Up Winery, discusses his planting of Seyval Blanc in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
This the first Seyval Blanc planting in the Willamette Valley.
Seyval Blanc is a hybrid variety most often growing in Ohio and and midwest, but Seyval Blanc also makes beautiful wine in Oregon.
Rank #2: UW033 - Educating Wine Drinkers Through Label Design at Lioco with Kevin O'Connor. (pt 3 of 6)
Rank #3: UW059 - Pairing Food with Pinot Noir. Mac McDonald (part five)
Rank #4: UW037 - Dave Phinney of Orin Swift Interview. Creator of The Prisoner.
Rank #5: UW036 - "Wine Is Not Made. It's Grown." Kevin O'Connor, Lioco Wine Company
Rank #6: UW053 - The Rise of Sparkling Wine in Northern Michigan with Larry Mawby of L. Mawby
Rank #7: Biodynamic, Sustainable, and Organic Wine. Rebecca Work of Ampelos Cellars
Biodynamic wine? Organic Wine? Sustainability? In the world of wine, these are terms of confusion for even experienced wine drinkers. In my interview with Rebecca Work of Ampelos Cellars, I received my first coherent explanation of these terms. I hope they help you as well. Parts of this video were released as separate episodes of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman and are collected here for the first time.
Rank #8: UW050 - Discovering Great Oregon Terroir With St Innocent Winemaker Mark Vlossak
Rank #9: Half-bottles, Restaurants, and the Meaning of Wine. Elizabeth Pressler of Elizabeth Spencer Winery: The Complete Interview
My interview with Elizabeth Pressler of Elizabeth Spencer Winery was a pleasant wine conversation with a pleasant lady who makes very good wine. What really makes this a turning point was that I asked her "What Does Wine Mean to You?" It was a question I had asked of Dirk Richter and would soon become a motif in later interviews as well. Enjoy! Parts of this video were released as separate episodes of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman and are collected here for the first time.
Rank #10: UW051 - The Meaning of Wine (with St. Innocent Winemaker, Mark Vlossak)
This is Episode #51 of the Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman video podcast and the fifth of five videos from my interviews with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent Winery. Click below to see the other parts of the interview.
- Understanding Oregon Pinot Noir (part one)
- The Subregions of Oregon's Willamette Valley (part two)
- Going Deeper in Oregon's Willamette Valley Terroir (part three)
- Inspired to Discover New Terroir (with St. Innocent Winemaker, Mark Vlossak) (part four)
Rank #11: UW048 - The Subregions of Willamette Valley, Oregon w/ St. Innocent Winemaker Mark Vlossak
This interview is Episode #48 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman
Rank #12: UW047 - On Oregon Pinot Noir. St Innocent Winemaker Mark Vlossak
St. Innocent Winery's Founder and Winemaker Mark Vlossak was responsible for some of the most interesting wines that I tasted during my 2012 trip to Oregon. The St. Innocent Pinot Noir Temperance Hill absolutely blew me away and the St Innocent Pinot Blanc made me think hard about the white wine potential of this region.
Mr. Vlossak was also one of the Willamette Valley's most eloquent supporters. Winemaker Mark Vlossak is heavily involved in the yearly "Pinot Camp" educational week for industry professional. This video, the first of five, gives you a taste of what he can teach us about Oregon Wine.
I interviewed Mr. Vlossak in the cellars at St. Innocent Winery.
This is Episode #47 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman. There is more to come.
Rank #13: UW061 - One Pet Peeve About the Wine Business. Mac McDonald (part seven)
Rank #14: UW060 - Advice to New Pinot Noir Drinkers. Mac McDonald (part six)
Rank #15: Vidon Vineyard and their Pinot Noir Clone Program
Winemaker David Bellows discusses the three clones of Pinot Noir grown on the Vidon Vineyard Estate with Austin Beeman.
Owned & operated by Don & Vicki Hagge since 1999, Vidon Vineyard is a LIVE certified sustainable vineyard and winery located in the countryside of Newberg, Oregon. They are situated in the Chehalem Mountains AVA at an elevation between 400 and 500 feet facing south towards the Red Hills of Dundee. Don and Vicki Hagge purchased the land in 1999, planted the vines, harvest the fruit, make the wine and sell it out of the winery. They believe winemaking begins in the vineyard and are proud of the Oregon wines that this Chehalem Mountains vineyard produces on an annual basis.