Shea Vineyards – Video

Welcome to our video podcast – Shea Vineyards – Video Show #23.

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Oregon is rightfully known as Pinot Noir country, and one of the better-known purveyors of this grape is the 200-acre vineyard planted by Dick and Deirdre Shea in 1989. Shea Vineyards lies in the heart of Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton District. The Willakenzie soils in this part of the state make it an ideal site for some world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Finally, after yielding fruit to some of the West’s best known wineries, Dick and Deirdre founded Shea Wine Cellars in 1996, in order to produce their own wines from Estate fruit. We wondered what it would be like to taste the full lineup of their current vintage. We didn’t have to wait long.

Fortunately, our own Rusty Gaffney was able to lay his hands on the entire 2005 lineup of wines, and arranged for all of us to sit down and taste through them. Join us as we explore the smells and tastes of Oregon’s Shea Vineyards – one bottle at a time.

Join us as we talk with with Dick Shea about his eponymous Oregon vineyard.

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1 Response to “Shea Vineyards – Video”

  1. 1 Jason Hagen Dec 27th, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    Very interesting. It seems some of the cali wine-makers (who make wine with Oregon grapes) weren’t so crazy about 2007, but from this video it seems the Shea folks are. Early signs sound positive for my palate.


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