John Paul Cameron rejected academia and turned to a life of winemaking when he realized this career move offered the chance to combine using the creative side of his brain with the opportunity to drink at work. He founded Cameron Winery in Dundee Oregon with his wife Teri in 1984 and is a founding member of the Deep Roots Coalition. He refuses to irrigate in order to produce wines that reflect their terroir and geological complexity by having the roots dig deep to extract water and nutrients. Their Clos Electrique vineyard is planted in a traditional Burgundian manner, and together with assistant winemaker Tom Sivilli, assistant vineyard manager Jack Fagundes, two cats, two geese, 12 chickens and a hive of bees, they have produced a fantasic line up of organically, dry-farmed wines.