How much wine does it take to put on a festival for 400-500 guests?
http://www.indiewinefestival.com/ . This is an outstanding event put together by Lisa Donoughe who is also a principal in the Portland public relations firm Watershed http://www.watershed.com/. She created this event in 2004 to help showcase the up and coming wineries in the Oregon wine industry.
Criteria is to 1. Grow your own fruit or 2. Make your own wine and 3. Produce less than 2500 Cases.
We were "discovered" at Indie and this event has allowed us to catapult our label forward. I am eternally grateful to Lisa Donoughe for creating and pulling this event off every year. She truly is amazing.
Here are some highlights from the event.
Don and Johanna Sandberg of IOTA Cellars. If you haven't tried their wines you really should! They are located in the Northern Tip of Eola Hills or what is also known as Amity Hills. They are of the same mindset....They Grow It, They Make It, They Sweat It! Check them out here http://www.iotacellars.com/.