The 23rd Annual Nantucket Wine & Food Festival: May 15-19, 2019

Josh Bergström

Winemaker

Bergström Wines
Willamette Valley, OR

Josh Bergström has been crafting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Oregon’s Willamette Valley for 22 years.  He is the owner, general manager and winemaker at his family’s eponymous winery Bergström Wines in Newberg, Oregon where he and his team farm 85 acres of Biodynamic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from 5 different sub-AVA’s of the Northern Willamette Valley. A native Oregonian, Josh studied business at the University of Oregon before going on to receive a postgraduate degree in Viticulture and Enology in Beaune, France where he met his wife Caroline, a native Burgundian, who was studying Wine and Spirits marketing at the famed Lycée Viticole de Beaune.  Together, they roamed the Burgundian hillside villages, depleting communal stores of wine, bread, jambon persillé and almost made escargots an endangered species before returning to Oregon to co-direct their family winery.