1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Lange Estate’s Grand Tasting Hall as we welcome Kerry McDaniel Boenisch, PNW word and wine mixologist, Linfield College Wine Studies Professor and author of “Dirt + Vine = Wine,” and “Vineyard Memoir.” Kerry will be launching her newest book, “Intertwined – A Pinot Noir Parable.”

Well-known throughout the Willamette Valley, Kerry grew up on one of Oregon’s first commercial vineyards, Torii Mor Winery – a friend and neighbor to the Lange Family in the prestigious Dundee Hills.

Today, Kerry owns DirtVineWine, an innovative marketing, branding and business communications consulting company and hosts the “Intertwined” Podcast. She travels the world sharing stories about dirt-clod fights in the vines, presenting at the International Pinot Noir Conference and selling wine on the tarmac at the Paris Air Show.

In an informative, heartrending and humorous fashion, Kerry will be speaking about her newest book, “Intertwined – A Pinot Noir Parable,” and offering book signings at this special afternoon event at Lange Estate Winery. Please join us for sips and some awesome interaction with this Oregon wine expert! Our charcuterie boards will be available for purchase, in addition to wine by the glass or bottle.


Summary of “Intertwined – Pinot Noir Parable” by Kerry McDaniel Boenisch

“Don’t die with your music in you,” –  Dr. Wayne Dwyer.

Many of us have taken a walk of some kind through the wilderness; not because we wanted to but because we had to, and emerged on the other side forever changed…

This is a true story story, (one that I almost died for, but more on that later) about my tragicomedic journey through the professional world of grape growing, writing and speaking – with a few near-death experiences thrown in for good measure.

I grew up on one of the first commercial vineyards in the Pacific NW, so today I invite you to come feel the dirt under your feet and the sense of camaraderie in our hilltop neighborhood of grape-growing entrepreneurs, who were some of the best innovators, collaborators and all around remarkably resilient wine industry icons for which I will be forever grateful. And you will get to hear some funny stories too, plus a few too many encounters with mortality – where I emerged determined to not only survive but thrive as an entrepreneur and stop being a self-saboteur.

I dedicate this book to all of you who have had the courage to walk through the wilderness on your journey to being a successful entrepreneur. Just like the pioneers on the Oregon trail and the pioneers in the grape-growing industry, manifest destiny awaits!  

And please remember, be tough like a grapevine – bend but don’t break.

“What are you going to do with your one wild and precious life?”


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