This interview is with Julia Cattrall of Great Oregon Wine Company. She began the interview with what life looked like growing up on her family’s farm, and later discussed her education and what got her into wine. Julia shared about working her first harvest and the steep learning curve of winemaking. She worked at Lumos and Ransom where she learned more about the wine industry and at Ransom learned about making Spirits. Julia spoke of what she enjoyed about working with spirits at Ransom. She walked through the process of vermouth and discussed the complexities of the spirit and how it crosses over with wine.
Later, Julia explained why she continues to stay in the Oregon wine industry and how she continues to develop her palate. She spoke about what brought her to Duck Pond and what her role is today. Next, Julia spoke about the changes in Oregon wine and looked ahead to the future. To conclude, she shared her advice for joining the wine industry.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt on June 11, 2021 at Duck Pond Cellars.
This interview is with Tad Seestedt, owner of Ransom Wine Co & Distillery in McMinnville, Oregon. During this interview, Tad discusses his passion for crafting his products and why he decided to pursue both hard liquor and wine. Tad talks about the future of his winery and Oregon wine industry.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Ransom Wine Co & Distillery on March 30, 2018.
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.
This interview was conducted by David Baker in 2012.