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Check out our newest addition to the PRP Podcast Co-op, Wine Crush with host Heidi Moore, wine enthusiast!

In the second episode, we’ll uncork two new wine stories. One from Remy Drabkin of the eponymous Remy Wines, who recounts how she wanted to be a winemaker from the age of 8, and the secrets behind her “old world” style of winemaking. In the other story, you’ll find out about Wes Parker, the patriarch of the family-owned and operated Koi Pond Cellars; which, as the name implies, may have more than wine up its sleeve.


Remy Drabkin, Owner, Remy Wines

Wes Parker, Owner, CEO, Koi Pond Cellars


Guest Biographies

Remy Drabkin

McMinnville native Remy Drabkin knew she wanted to be a winemaker at 8 years old. Remy’s Old World Style developed under the guidance of Oregon wine industry pioneers, East Coast Italian immigrants and a community dedicated to the Pacific Northwest terroir. First bottle sales began in 2006 and she moved to her current location in 2009. baR opened in 2011 and in 2017 opened her second location on the family’s vineyard in the Dundee Hills. Remy crafts her old world style wines in McMinnville.


Wes Parker

Wes was born and raised in Sonoma County, California. This is where he was introduced to the wine industry – where grapes and wine are a way of life and vineyards right in his backyard. In his early adulthood, Wes worked in the wine industry in Oregon for several years. This is where his love and passion for wine developed. Wes worked with several great wineries and winemakers in the Willamette Valley while he worked at the family business Northwest Distribution and Storage. The Willamette Valley is where Wes developed knowledge and a palate for great wine and a love for the industry. A couple years after Wes started working in the wine industry, he met and married his wife, Michelle. They moved to the Willamette Valley where some of our wonderful Northwest wines are created. The couple lived in the Valley for six years and regularly visited the wineries and winemakers. Their passion for wine, wine culture and the atmosphere of the wineries made a strong impression on them. After Wes and Michelle moved from the Valley, they knew that they wanted to return to the wine industry someday in the future.


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Join us Friday, March 2nd at 2 p.m. for Wine Crush: Episode 2, featuring Remy Drabkin and Wes Parker. Listen live at 99.1 FM in the heart of Portland – or online anywhere at PRP.fm.