Scott and Dana Frank
Find them at: Bow & Arrow
Bunkers have historically been full of food rations, gas masks, and secret government money, but in this case, they're full of booze. In 2013, Dana and Scott Frank moved their winery into the subterranean garage of The Bindery building in Portland. They were inspired by the French, who historically stored wine in underground caves to keep it cool. This city "cave" provides them with 4,800ft, although they generously share the space with other wine labels, like Rose and Fern. As The Oregonian pointed out, Bow & Arrow may be the only commercial urban winery in America that's completely underground.
Find him at: Pahlmeyer Wine
A few years back, Pahlmeyer's winemaking whiz Kale Anderson noticed that one section of the vineyard was producing disappointing grapes. He already knew that vines exposed to less irrigation tended to produce better fruit, so he decided it was time for a drought. In a big middle finger to Mother Nature, he induced one himself by covering the entire vineyard in tarps. They were laid between every row and held in place with sandbags so that, when the rains came, all the water pooled and slid away from the vines. The experiment had all the desired effects, and now, Anderson's stunt could mean exciting things for both the wine industry and water conservation.