Big Table Farm
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
From vineyard to table, with equal love for art and winemaking
Big table farm is the collaborative effort of husband-and-wife team Brian Marcy, winemaker, and Clare Carver, artist. Their goal is to ‘grow and produce what we love to eat and drink’.
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Viticultural Standards: Organic (non certified)
Working with us since: 2020
Interesting Fact: Clare is a trained artist whose creative work now stems integrally from her rural life. Her drawings & paintings are a continuum of her work raising cattle, pigs and chickens, producing Big Table Farm Wine and working her draft horses. For an overview of her work check her website – and take a look at the lovely labels she designs for Big Table Farm wines!
Big Table Farm Wines
Having studied fermentation science at Davis, Brian worked his first harvest in 1996 and took to the process of winemaking easily and loved it. While working in Napa Valley, Brian learned from some of California’s most esteemed winemakers and wineries – Turley Wine Cellars, Neyers Vineyards, Blankiet Estate and Marcassin, just to name a few. Brian also spent a harvest working in Australia at Trevor Jones Fine Wines.
In 2006, Brian and wife Clare moved to Oregon from Napa to start working on their shared dream: a full working estate managed under a farm-to-table philosophy. Their first 150 cases of wine were released in the same year. Their Oregon adventure is inspired by the desire to grow grapes, make wine, and to have space for all of Clare’s animals and Brian’s projects.
They named the farm and winery after the goal to provide a gracious and welcoming table for themselves and their friends, with a cornucopia of hand-crafted food and wine. Just over ten years after the project’s inception, they have developed the land into a working farm and built a barn and winery.
In addition to partnering with Brian to market the wine and manage their 70 acres, Clare is also a painter and wine label designer. Her fine art speaks for itself and her labels have received multiple awards, including America’s top ten wine labels (S.F. Chronicle).