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Check out our newest addition to the PRP Podcast Co-op, Wine Crush!
In the fifth episode, we’ll uncork two noteworthy wine stories. The first from a two-generation family business who saw amazing potential in the newly acquired property; and the second will feature another family winery, who use organic techniques to achieve their signature wines.
Kim Kramer is a second-generation winemaker, and most enjoys expressing the unique aspects of the Kramer site in her wines. She grew up around wine, but only in the last few years did her aspirations of becoming a winemaker begin to fall into place.
When she attended Linfield College in 1996, Kim was most interested in Art History and Philosophy. It was not until 2000, during her first wine job working in the tasting room at St. Innocent in Salem, Oregon when she first began to think about pursuing a career in winemaking.
In 2006, Kim successfully made her first batch of sparkling wine from an excess amount of Chardonnay from St. Innocent. Captivated by this accomplishment, she began thinking about how to incorporate her talents to her family’s estate vineyard. During the 2010 harvest, Kim spent time working in Burgundy where she found the wines to be transcendent, and set the standard for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. She made her winemaking debut with Kramer Vineyards’ 2009 vintage.
Patrick Reuter is the winemaker and co-owner of Dominio IV. He learned about wine-making while working harvests in Chile, New Zealand, Napa, Burgundy, and Oregon. He graduated from University of California Davis where he studied terroir while his wife, Leigh, studied viticulture. Patrick started the Dominio IV winery with Leigh in 2002 and has been working with the fruits of Viognier, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo ever since.
Heidi Moore, Wine Enthusiast
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Join us Friday, June 1st at 2 p.m. for Wine Crush: Episode 5, featuring Kim & Becky Kramer and Patrick Reuter. Listen live at 99.1 FM in the heart of Portland – or online anywhere at PRP.fm.