Big Table Farm
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Country of Origin: USA
Location: Willamette Valley
People: Brian Marcy & Clare Carver, Owners | Brian Marcy, Winemaker | Clare Carver, Farmer
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
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Big Table Farm is the collaborative effort of husband and wife team Brian Marcy, winemaker, and Clare Carver, artist. Their goal is to "grow and produce what we love to eat and drink." In 2006, the couple moved to Oregon from Napa, purchased their estate, and set out to make their dream a reality. Today, they own and manage 70 acres in the northern Willamette Valley, just outside of the tiny town of Gaston, where they raise animals and produce seasonal vegetables. If you visit them, you'll find free-range hens, pasture-raised pigs, grass-fed cows, goats, bee hives, and more. They have planted 6 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with a tiny bit of Pinot Gris. The plan is to plant 6 more acres for a total of 12 acres of vines. Solar panels have been installed to provide renewable energy. Brian and Clare have built a healthy, sustainable, and diverse farm.
More about Brian Marcy: Brian worked his first harvest in 1996. Having studied fermentation science at Davis, he took to the process of winemaking easily and loved it. While working in Napa Valley, Brian learned from some of California's most esteemed winemakers and wineries: Turley Wine cellars, Neyers Vineyards, Blankiet Estate and Marcassin, just to name a few. Brian also spent a harvest working in Australia at Trevor Jones Fine Wines. These varied experiences have contributed to Brian’s ability to optimize each vintage.
More about Clare Carver: In addition to partnering with Brian to market the wine and manage their 70 acres, Clare is also a painter and wine label designer. Her fine art speaks for itself and her wine labels have received multiple awards, including America's top ten wine labels (S.F. Chronicle). Clare's first passion is her painting, but she finds great joy in working with her team of draft horses.