STAFF PICK: Our 2017 Soil Trilogy
How long have you been working at Elk Cove?
Just 4 months. Dane Campbell – one of the best people in the world – is a really good friend of a friend, and he referred me to Elk Cove. I wasn’t knowledgeable about wine, but Elk Cove gave me a chance. I’m learning something new every day and that’s an exciting part of the job. Plus we really do have the best customers in the whole world.
Why the Soil Trilogy?
We’re one of the few wineries that have wines from all three of these soil types, and I LOVE Jory soil because that’s where Clay Court comes from.
So really Clay Court is your favorite, why?
It’s such a beautiful wine – really smooth but also lingering… It’s a great stand-alone wine – you don’t need food to enjoy it. I like to say it’s “deliciousness in a bottle”.
Also, Clay Court is Elk Cove founder Pat Campbell’s favorite too. When I found that out I said “YES!” because she is one of my heroes. She was the first woman winemaker in Oregon and she does amazing things for the community. I’ve gotten to know her because she’s often up here taking care of the flowers and the garden. I really hope we can stay family-owned forever and be 4th, 5th and 6th generation winery someday.
What’s it like working with Charlotte?
Charlotte and I are definitely the two newbies, but we’re a good team. We’re both bubbly people. We might be a bit enthusiastic, but she and I are a force to be reckoned with.
– Lila Bright, Tasting Room Associate