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October 21, 2016

25 Years of Vintners Circle | Chris Fladwood, Soter Vineyards

While we count down to the 25th anniversary celebration of ¡Salud!, get to know the members of our esteemed Vintners Circle a little bit better as they answer a handful of our hard-hitting questions. Next up, Soter Vineyards Estate Wines Winemaker, Chris Fladwood.

While we count down to the 25th anniversary celebration of ¡Salud!, get to know the members of our esteemed Vintners Circle a little bit better as they answer a handful of our hard-hitting questions. Next up, Soter Vineyards Estate Wines Winemaker, Chris Fladwood.

  1. What is the one thing (or things) you never leave the house without?  My faithful companion, Tough Stuff (golden retriever)
  2. Right or left handed?  Right
  3. How do you unwind after a long day?  Since when do we get to unwind?
  4. What is you current favorite restaurant?  Community Plate in McMinnville
  5. What do you like best about Oregon?  The slow speed limits!  And those who make an effort to stay within those limits.
  6. Early bird or night owl?  Early
  7. Favorite beverage besides wine?  Bourbon
  8. What movie can you watch over and over again?  Groundhog Day
  9. Guiltiest pleasure?  Anything sweet
  10. What is your favorite season?  Fall – when the weather turns foul!
  11. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?  I wanted to be a soldier
  12. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?  Coyote – they are nature’s trickster
  13. Who was your favorite celebrity as a child?  Bill Murray or Dick Van Dyke
  14. What type of pets do you have?  Dog
  15. What is your favorite color?  Green
  16. What word describes you best?  Indecisive
  17. What is your greatest accomplishment?  Too humble to answer something like this
  18. What is your favorite food?  Beef Stroganoff on rice
  19. Where do you want to retire?  Here in Oregon
  20. Where do you like to vacation?  Here in Oregon
  21. Who do you admire?  I admire all those who came before me, those who paved the way
  22. What traits in others are you attracted to?  Decisiveness
  23. What would you do with a million dollars?  Buy a humble piece of land and start a small ranch
  24. If you were on an island, who would you want to be with?  Why?  My wife Rebecca.  She’s my best friend and she’s much smarter than me, so we’d have a higher likelihood of survival.
  25. What team is YOUR team?  I root for whoever has the most points when the game is about to end.
  26. What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas
  27. What is the most used app on your phone?  Do Not Disturb app
  28. What is the best costume you have ever worn?  Quailman
  29. What book can you read over and over again?  Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
  30. If you could see any deceased musician perform, who would you choose?  John Lennon

Join us at this year’s ¡Salud! on November 11 and 12 and get to know our Vintners Circle winemakers in person!  Click here to purchase your tickets online.

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