"As I was looking at what to specialize in, the vineyards became an opportunity for me that I truly wanted to understand and pursue."
Wine Crush Podcast is a podcast designed to tell the amazing and colorful stories of the local wine industry. Each vineyard, winery and winemaker has a unique story to tell and we are here to help bring it to the world.
Using the podcast has been a great way to introduce the world to what you are doing. It’s like having a glass of wine with friends and sharing stories. Wine can bring a complexity that can heighten an experience and excite the senses. So are the stories behind the wine. Whether a sister who is fulfilling the dreams of her departed brother or the first Black winemaker in Oregon, we are out to find the people who make this industry as exciting as what they produce. Wine Crush is here to bring those stories alive!
“I started Wine Crush Podcast to explore the wine cultures of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho where my passion stems from growing up in an Agriculture centric home. I truly love to be out in the country, on the water, and out in the field building relationships with people”
With a background in agriculture dating back two generations, Heidi Moore is no stranger to the farm life. Both her father and grandfather were dairy farmers in Tillamook, Oregon who taught her the true meaning of waking early and tending to the land and cattle first. Growing up Heidi would care for roughly 125 cows every morning and every evening! The farming lifestyle gave her an appreciation for hard work where in turn it provided her the lessons used to this day.
Over the years she engaged in other public serving positions such as law enforcement, but it didn’t take long to learn that it didn’t allow for a connection to her roots as she desired, thus her intrinsic love for wine and agriculture came to light.
Over the past five year’s Heidi dove headfirst into what it means to run a successful winery, from learning about the terroir to how the tasting room operates by embarking on a wine studies through Linfield’s Wine Immersion Program. This intensive summer-long program provided a comprehensive understating of the wine industry from Oregon’s top wine producers.
By taking this class it taught her not only what wineries need to succeed, but more importantly a component within the wineries that still need help understanding: and that is insurance. Protecting your land, your wine, your property.
Rewind to 2016 when Country Financial released its brand-new wine policy, Heidi was one of the first agents to utilize it. Upon learning more about the risks and downfalls of operating a winery, she found that many local Wineries had significant gaps in coverage. The issues ranged from lack of bulk wine coverage, no earthquake endorsements, to lack of essentials with no spray liability. With this information in one hand and Country Financial’s all-encompassing Wine Policy in the other, she brings a totality of wine protection to the table.
She has been with Country Financial for nearly a decade now, and was originally drawn to them because of their roots in agriculture, and their desire to be at a higher caliber than our competitors in terms of quality and relationships. Country aspires to provide the best claims experience and customer service in the industry.