OSCWGA Grower Members
Octavian Omoreano has perhaps the only farm on the south coast where poultry can run free-reign amongst the vineyards. Octavian started this farm only 3 years ago when he retired from accounting and wanted a more peaceful, self-sustaining life in the countryside. Although the farm is young his grapes have grown considerably, and are already bearing abundant fruit after two years! That may be due to the fact that he is the only farmer with an irrigation system in place for each vine.
Having lived and farmed in France, Portugal and finally Canada, Tony Pais is an extremely hard-working man with five farms under his belt. He and his wife have almost 300 acres of fruit crops on the farms they built together from the ground up. Aside from growing peaches, apples, sour cherries and other fruit, Tony likes to grow grapes because it reminds him of home. In Portugal, his father grew grapes and today it brings Tony nostalgia of wonderful times: when friends and family gathered happy to help harvest the grapes.
Father and son duo, John and Ryan Bosgoed, live and work on a farm that has a plateau beautifully overlooking their crop field. Having studied viticulture in Niagara, Ryan grows grapes amongst his other crops such as tomatoes, celery, onions, and corn. He is soon to inherit the Bosgoed farm from his father, and plans to continue running it with his wife.