When I first joined LIVE I was doing so because of my values and beliefs. That is, I want our vineyard and winery to be producing environmentally and economically sustainable fruit and wine. I knew the grapes and the wine made from them, would be of a higher quality and better for the environment. As we have produced wine we have found that the professional buyers, that is, distributors and wine stewards,especially in Oregon and Washington, are aware of what LIVE means and stands for. And they prefer to buy wine that is a sustainable product. And as we have worked with distributors in other states, I have found that they may not know what LIVE means but as long as it means certified sustainable, they prefer wines that are of that quality. Also. the consumer are becoming more in tune to certification and want to drink wines that are certified.

The point I want to make is that being a LIVE member not only serves my values but it also is very worthwhile. Illahe Vineyards is in a better position financially because we are a member of LIVE and keep the standards set by LIVE.

LIVE is a very good investment.

Lowell Ford, owner
Illahe Vineyards

General Inquiries

LIVE
215 Doaks Ferry Road
PO Box 5185
Salem, OR 97304

503.396.4094 (phone)
503.396.4163 (fax)

info@liveinc.org

Chris Serra Executive Director

503.396.4094 x1
chris@liveinc.org

Abby Cullinan Winery Certification Program Manager

503.396.4094 x2
abby@liveinc.org

Bill Hanson Chair

Owner of Libra Vineyards and National Sales Manager at Stoller Vineyards
bill@librawines.com

Chad Vargas Vice Chair

Vineyard Manager and Viticulturalist of Adelsheim Vineyard
chad@liveinc.org

Edward Fus Treasurer

Owner of Three Angels Vineyard
edwfus@comcast.net

Barbara Bond Secretary

Owner of Bois Joli Vineyard
barbamity@gmail.com

Jason Tosch Vineyard Technical Officer

Vineyard Manager of Anne Amie Vineyards
jason@liveinc.org

Don Crank III Winery Technical Officer

Assistant Winemaker at Willamette Valley Vineyards
don.crank@wvv.com

Mimi Casteel

Vineyard Manager of Bethel Heights Vineyard
mimi@bethelheights.com

Chris Lake

Director of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute at Umpqua Community College
chris.lake@umpqua.edu

Kevin Corliss

Director of Vineyard Operations for Ste Michelle Wine Estates
kevin.corliss@ste-michelle.com

Dan Kent Ex-officio

Salmon-Safe Managing Director
dan@salmonsafe.org

Vicky Scharlau Ex-officio

Executive Director of Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers
vicky@wawgg.org

Tom Danowski Ex-Officio

Executive Director of the Oregon Wine Board
tom@oregonwine.org

Moya Shatz Dolsby Ex-officio

Executive Director of the Idaho Wine Commission
moya@idahowines.org