Tad Seestedt


Baker, David

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Video File


56 minutes 36 seconds

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This interview is with Tad Seestedt, the founder of Ransom Wines and Spirits in Sheridan, Oregon. Ransom’s first vines were planted in 2010. Seestedt discusses his life before the wine industry, organic practices, and the importance of keeping the quality of the wine high.

For a shareable version of this video, please see the interview on YouTube.


Portions of this interview were used for Three Crows Productions’ documentary American Wine Story. The oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.

This project is supported in part by the Oregon Cultural Trust.