I am very excited to get my hands purple again. I have worked in New York’s Hudson River Valley making wine. I moved out to the Portland area just over three months ago and plan to establish myself in the winemaking community here in Oregon. Oregon (pronounced Or-e-gun, not Or-e-gone for all my fellow east coasters) is a great change in lifestyle and will allow me to learn as much as I can. So far it has been beautiful.
Life is all about experiences. After a twenty day cross country trip, I spent three weeks looking for work and checking out the city and Oregon’s beautiful Northern Coast. I have secured a serving position at Farm to Fork Restaurant, open only fourteen weeks, and I’ve been there since day one. I'm working at the custom crush facility, 12th and Maple, doing bottling, Barrel racking and blending 08 Pinot Noirs at Torii Mor Winery with Jacque Tardy and Jon Tommeselli, and now working hard again and living on the property of Domaine Serene. I would say everything has gone as planned. Hit a bump here and there, but can not complain. - By Nick Sansone, Harvest Intern