I’m going to have the best luck if I cast a pretty wide net when contacting sources. There are some people and companies that are integral to my project, and I’m contacting and arranging time with them first. Since I’m still early on in arranging this list, I’ve been focusing on research. Over the last week I sent out e-mails to a few of the local wine shops and vineyards, but I’m going to shift to calling them directly this week. The upcoming holiday marks a busy time, but I’m hoping to contact some soon.
The more information and research I have on wine and the vineyards in the Eugene area the better a piece I can produce, and I’m making up for my lack of sources with a bevy of information. Not just general wine terminology and facts, but local trade magazines and articles written by the Register-Guard and Eugene Weekly have proved useful.