USA – Cameron Winery
John Paul, the irrepressible owner and winemaker of Cameron, founded the winery in 1984. After working out of a roofless warehouse on the other side of the tracks in McMinnville, the enterprise moved to its current location in the hills above Dundee. Here, he planted Clos Electrique, a 4 acre dry-farmed vineyard that included Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Clos Electrique was planted in a traditional Burgundian manner, using several different clones of each varietal. Over the years the vineyard has expanded to include Nebbiolo and a field blend of white varietals.
John is dedicated to producing high-quality, hand-crafted and sustainably-farmed libations for the people. A small family operation, producing 3,000 to 4,000 cases annually, John is now joined by assistant winemaker Tom Sivilli, his wife Teri, a cat, two geese, three goats, 11 chickens and a hive of bees. John and Teri’s children, Tawny and Julian, are also intimately involved in the winery’s happenings.