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Things We Resist (Blog)

One of the first questions we get about Resistance Wine Company is – What are you resisting?

We’re glad you asked!

We want to make (and drink) amazingly good wine and not cringe about what is in it or how it is made.  We resist winemaking practices that sacrifice quality in the name of quantity or profit margin. Look for more from us in the future about how our wine is – and isn’t – grown, made and packaged.

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March 11, 2020 | Resistance Wine Company

What Makes Oregon Wine So Good?

Why does any winemaker find themselves in Oregon? Sure, having a spouse with a connection to the area is one reason, but why else would a winemaker choose Oregon over the rest of the left coast?  Continue »

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March 10, 2020 | Resistance Wine Company

How We Learned to Make Wine

Although Kirk and Kimberly Drake had spent time in Southern Oregon before, they found a new wine scene when they returned to the area in 2015. Many vineyards had been planted in the years since Kirk had moved away. Seasoned winemakers and viticulturists were moving to the area, elevating the quality of the wine. The potential of the region was clear.  Continue »

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March 6, 2020 | Resistance Wine Company

Why We Moved to Southern Oregon

Most plans that involve wine come together quickly. Find a friend or ten. Meet up at a house or a restaurant or a bar where you can throw axes under the influence. Open a bottle or two. Chat. Laugh. Maybe involve some charcuterie on the side. But for some people, that just isn’t enough.  Continue »

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March 5, 2020 | Resistance Wine Company

Resistance Wine Co. Origin Story

How does anybody end up in Washington, D.C. in 1995? With Marion Barry, the financial control board, and the requirement of moving in packs—it was a tough sell. Maybe they move for college and stay. Or perhaps they move for a job and stay. Some of them get elected—even if not by a majority of the popular vote…  Continue »

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March 3, 2020 | Resistance Wine Company

What’s so special about Resistance Wine?

Resistance Wine costs more than big-box store wine because it is not industrially produced. That is, we do not take the shortcuts required to make enough wine to fill grocery store shelves across the country. We think this results in wine that tastes better, and we sure feel better about selling it. What shortcuts, you ask?  Continue »