Posts Tagged ‘Christine Collier’

[Brian Doyle, Chris Jiron, Christine!!!, me, Rob, and Jesse Lange of Lange Estate Winery]

I’m a firm believer in following your dreams. No dream is too big or too small! Sometimes my lifelong dream is to sleep in. In more ambitious moments, I dream of being able to drink Gatorade while running without getting it in my eye. Other dreams include: writing a book, playing the bass guitar in a band, visiting the Caboodle Ranch, and trying my hand at musical theater (Ha!).

Dreams I admire the most are the ones that require a lot of risk, and thus a lot of heart. A vision to honestly make something out of nothing—adding something to the fabric of the universe. And if you’re going to add something, please God, let it be more wine. That’s why I’m totally happy to ask that you go log onto your Facebizzle and Like this page, and vote for this business plan.

At 24, I’m the youngest person in Oregon with a winery license. I’ve poured my meager savings and energy into my wine brand, Cipher Cellars, and am awaiting my 1st release of 100 cases this summer. With this money, I’d not only like to increase production and marketing, but I’d launch Southern Oregon as the next BIG wine region. Raise a glass to no longer making wine paycheck to paycheck!

See, we met Christine out in Oregon and if her wine is anything like her personality, I’m all for it. She’s energetic, enthusiastic and all-around awesome. Go like her plan. Now!


p.s. From the first time I met Christine… and the awesome night we all spent in Oregon, including an incredible dinner.

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After attending the reading at Lange Vineyards, we drove back down from the Dundee Hills and got to squeeze in a few more hours with new friends. Farm to Fork in Dundee, OR is an outstanding restaurant with a killer wine list and sweet, sweet escargot—boogers of the gods, I say. (more…)

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The impetus for our trip to Oregon probably isn’t what you think. When was the last time you traveled across the country for a book reading? Because that is exactly what we did. Of course we incorporated other activities, but had our friends at Lange not told us about the reading, the trip wouldn’t have happened.


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