After several years of practice and experimentation, in 2007 she officially opened Wild Wines. Slowly starting out by selling her wines at farmer’s markets and the Ashland Food Coop, her wines are now sold in 45 stores and restaurants throughout the state of Oregon.
The growth of her business over the past ten years has been slow and steady. A US Department of Agriculture matching funds grant, awarded to Wild Wines in 2012, helped to see the expansion of production from 275 cases a year to the current 600 cases.
With the general rise in consciousness about where our food comes from and how it is grown, Wild Wines seems to have found a perfect niche for those seeking a local, ethically harvested and handmade product. At the same time, by focusing on wines made without grapes, Wild Wines’ unique varieties offer a novelty and array of unusual flavors sought by wine lovers all over the world.