Andrew Beckham


Woody, Rachael

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Video File


22 minutes 32 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


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.

This interview takes place at Union Wine Co. in Tualatin, Oregon, where Beckham stores and makes his wine. In this interview, Beckham discusses his experiences using amphorae.


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