Ransom Wine Company: winery information
Winemaker: Tad Seestedt
Started with a small life savings and a fistful of credit cards, the Ransom Project was launched in 1997 with Ransom Spirits Distillery making small amounts of grappa, eau d'vie and brandy. The distillery is currently located in Portland, Oregon and continues to produce very limited quantities of grape based spirits. Still wine production began during the 1999 vintage with Ransom Wine Co. operating as a semi-nomadic entity. For the first five years Ransom Wine Co. followed the path of it's founder, Tad Seestedt, through several contract winemaking and custom crushing locations until 2004 when permanent housing was finally located in the heart of McMinnville's historical granary district.
Annual Production: 2,500 cases