Tue March 9, 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST
Starting where it all began, our first episode celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Knudsen Vineyards, invites wine legend Dick Erath to reflect on his longtime partnership with Cal Knudsen. Together, in 1972, Dick and Cal started the most ambitious vineyard planting of its time in the Dundee Hills, reaching more than 50 acres in just the first three years. The two shared a vision and saw the incredible potential of the region—a region they would help shape through the founding of Knudsen Erath Winery, the first in the Dundee Hills. Join us for this conversation with one of the most important pioneers in Oregon’s wine history.
Tue April 13, 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST
A Champagne-loving winemaker from Texas is one of the most recognized winemakers in Oregon. Rollin Soles, as the winemaker and founder at Argyle Winery, came to know Cal Knudsen and Knudsen Vineyards in 1986. Rollin’s sparkling wines at Argyle were garnering praise from around the world, and Cal quickly became a mentor and a friend. Their kinship led to Knudsen Vineyards becoming Argyle’s founding vineyard, a relationship that continues to this day. Today, Rollin is the winemaker at ROCO Winery which produces beautiful Pinot noir and Chardonnay wines, including a vineyard designate from Knudsen Vineyards fruit.
Tue May 11, 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST
This year the Sokol Blosser family is also celebrating their 50th Anniversary as grape growers and winemakers in the Willamette Valley. This conversation with Alison Sokol Blosser and Alex Sokol Blosser, siblings and co-Presidents, will chronicle the parallels and intersecting trajectories of the two Dundee Hills wineries and the second generations leading them. This conversation will include the reveal of an exciting forthcoming collaboration between the two families.