Shadow Stevens and the Wines of Scott Paul


Scott Paul Wines is a boutique winery dedicated to producing ultra-premium Pinot Noirs from the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Proprietor and winemaker, Scott Paul Wright, came to winemaking as a second career. For thirty years, he had a career in the radio and music industries. As a disc jockey, his handle was “Shadow Stevens” and those of you from the East Coast remember him well. His financial success in the music world allowed him to cellar and drink good wine from an early age. As the music business became more and more a corporate-driven industry, Scott lost interest in continuing in that field, and left to learn winemaking.

Under the mentorship of Greg Le Follette and others, and taking inspiration from Burgundy, he developed his winemaking skills. After ten vintages in Oregon, he is now very comfortable with his career change.

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4 Responses to “Shadow Stevens and the Wines of Scott Paul”

  1. 1 Roland Mar 31st, 2008 at 7:33 am

    Hi Guys

    Can you please do a show of South African wines as I have never seen you do it.The wines coming out of their over the past 10 years are amazing.Syrah,Merlot,and Cabernet Sauvignon and whites like Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc and boutique wineries for chenin blanc are just great.

    Hope you will cover this soon and not just American wines so much ok.




  2. 2 Mark A. Ryan Mar 31st, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Bravo Shadow Stevens! What a breath of fresh air to hear about your non-interventionist winemaking practices. I wish everyone on the West Coast would subscribe to your “silicone-free” philosophy! What you said about staying away from single-vineyard bottlings unless the vineyard has proven itself is something I also whole-heartedly agree with. The rampant rise of California and Oregon single vineyard bottlings has very often more to do with the ego of the winery or the vineyard owner and less to do with the actual quality of the wine contained therein. Very often the sole purpose is to justify a higher price.

    Thanks again for a great interview!

  3. 3 Allan Murphy Apr 5th, 2008 at 5:15 am

    A great interview – Scott Paul cares about good music and also cares about pinot noir – doesn’t get much better. I hadn’t taken bio-dynamic too seriously, but I will from now on. Grape Radio’s questions were good and you let the interviewee speak. Thank you. You deserve the recent award; your show has improved noticeably since its early days.

  4. 4 Jason Hagen May 7th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Another great interview. I really enjoy hearing the philosophy behind decisions that are made at wineries. Scott continues to turn out great Oregon Pinot. I am still sitting on an 01 Scott Paul Pisoni Vineyard that I hope to share in the near future.

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