Andrew and Annedria Beckham

Interviewer

Woody, Rachael

Interviewer

Schmidt, Rich

Document Type

Video File

Duration

48 minutes 2 seconds

Publication Date

3-24-2015

Disciplines

Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology

Abstract

Andrew and Annedria Beckham are the owners of Beckham Estate Vineyard in Sherwood, Oregon, where Andrew is the winemaker. Unique to Beckham Estate Vineyard, Andrew Beckham blends his two passions, wine and art, by making his own amphorae. Amphorae are terra cotta vessels used to store wine while it ages, an ancient tradition of winemaking thought to originate in the Republic of Georgia.

In this interview, the Beckhams discuss their experiences together in the wine industry. Specifically, they address changes seen in the industry in the last 10 years, as well as the support they have found in relationships with established winemakers. Annedria insightfully notes that “the rising tide floats all boats” in reference to the growing industry and the advantages they see when winemakers help one another.

Comments

The oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.