Alexana Winery is the vision of Dr. Madaiah Revana. The gorgeous, brand new tasting room and Gold LEED Certified gravity flow winery overlooks the magnificent vineyard. Revana Vineyard has some of the most complex soi types in the Dundee AVA. The unique topography of this L.I.V.E Certified vineyard is broken down into 31 micro blocks. In order to best express the terroir, clonal and rootstock selections are paired with individual soil types creating remarkable precision and intensity rto the wine portfolio. In addition to Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay are grown here. A great place to learn about the effects the soils of a vineyard have on the wines. Excellent hospitality completes a memorable visit.
The wines made by Maggie Harrison at Antica Terra are some of the most precise, elegant, complex and delicious in the world. The Oregon Wine Guides recommended “Collective Tasting” is excellent. The experience is a rewarding blend of great wines, world class hospitality and intimate, (Covid safe) ambiance and is one of the best in the Willamette Valley today. The eight wine flight features Antica Terra wines alongside a rotating selection of benchmark bottelings from around the world. The tasting can cover a broad range of wines including Grand Cru Burgundy, Grower Champagne and other esoteric treasures. Wines are served with a selection of seasonal food prepared by their gifted in house chef, Timothy Wastell
Authentique wine cellars is the creation of Nicholas Keeler native Oregonian, winemaker, expert cooperage consultant and wine barre distributor. The Keeler family owns the magnificent biodynamic Keeler Estate Vineyard where Nicholas makes Authentiqe wines. Authentique Cellars focuses on sound farming practices and the land first. Grapes are sourced from Keeler Estate Vineyard in the Eola-Amity AVA and other prominent biodynamic vineyards including the legendary Murto and Ridgecrest Vineyard sites. In the cellar, Authentique wines are made using rotary, large format upright oak cuve, stainless steel tanks, Italian amphorae and concrete vessels. Elevage is conducted with tight grained top of the line French barrels. Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and white Pinot Noir are produced with finesse. A true hidden gem, tastings are extensive, conducted with the winemaker at a magnificent observation deck overlooking the Keeler Estate Vineyard. Oregon Wine Guides recommends the “Vineyard Experience” tasting which includes an ATV tour of the vineyard. A special and very fun visit!
Founded by John and Karen Bergström in 1999 the original Bergström Vineyard site is located on a spectacular 13 acre south facing slope in the heart of the Dundee Hills AVA. Bergström wines are made by John and Karen’s Burgundy trained master winemaker Josh Bergström. Josh’s wife Caroline manages the sales team among many other roles. Tastings are held at the Bergström families’ stunning original farmhouse at the original vineyard property. Bergström wines consist of 5 unique and special estate vineyard sites across 4 of the Willamette Valley’s sub AVA’s. The wines made by Bergström are produced in very small, sought after quantities. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are expressed with elegance and intensity. This is an age worthy portfolio.
Robert and Ellen Brittan are two Willamette Valley wine industry leaders who are making a genuine difference in our community. Robert Brittan is a UC Davis alumni with over 45 year experience growing and crafting fine wines in the Napa and Willamette Valleys. In 2004 the Brittan family relocated from Napa to the the Willamette Valley and purchased a 128 acre hillside property in Oregon’s Coastal Range which is now planted to 23 acres of vineyard. In addition to growing and producing Brittan Vineyards wines, Robert Brittan also makes wine for a number of prominent Willamette Valley brands and consults with many more. Ellen Brittan manages the Brittan business, has been General manager of The Carlton Winemakers Studio and was Director of wine education for Linfield College. Brittan Vineyards wines all carry the signature of the unique property they are grown on.
DePonte Cellars Winery and flagship Vineyard are located in the heart of the Dundee Hills AVA. A second estate Vineyard site, The Lonesome Rock Ranch, is located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. DePonte was acquired by the Baldwin family in 1999 and the first wines were released in 2001. DePonte Cellars wines are made by the extremely gifted French winemaker Isabelle Dutartre. Pinot Noirs, Chardonnay, a unique and great Melon de Bougogne and sparkling wines. Spectacular deck and patio, genuine hospitality and views!
DUSKY GOOSE, RAMBOUILLET ESTATE VINEYARD
The gorgeous Vineyard was planted in 2000 and is on a south facing Dundee Hills slope atop the famous red Jory soils. Dusky Goose wines have been made since inception by local legend Lynn Penner-Ash. This is skilled winemaking at its best. Balance, power and complexity are the common signatures across this fantastic portfolio. Highly age worthy Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs, sourced from iconic Estate Vineyard sites. Sophisticated, knowledgeable and elegant hospitality completes the experience. Stunning!
Owners Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman are two of the most respected wine professionals working in the New World today. Ral is a James Beard award winning author and is famous for his palette acumen and depth of knowledge. Sashi Moorman is an inspired viticulturist and both he and Raj are responsible for winemaking and stewardship of the acclaimed Seven Springs Vineyard. This is a steep, unique and expressive site which creates balanced, age worthy and delicious wines. Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, Gamay Noir, Chenin Blanc and sometimes sparkling wines. Tastings are at the Seven Springs Vineyard and graciously hosted. Evening Land wines are benchmark examples of what the Eola-Amity AVA is capable of producing.
David Lett is the founding father of today’s Willamette Valley wine industry. With his wife Diana, David planted the first pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley as well as the first Pinot Gris in North America in 1965. From the original nursery the vines were relocated in 1966 tov the original Eyrie Vineyard site in the Dundee Hills. It was David’s vision, knowledge, respect for the land and the cooperation fostered by our region’s first wine pioneers which created the remarkable wine community and culture still very present here today. David and Diana’s son, Jason, began making wines with David in 2005 and is the winemaker and current steward behind this exceptional producer. In addition to Estate grown Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, The Eyrie Vineyards produces Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Chasselas Dore’, Sparkling NV wine, Pinot Meunier and Trousseau. Unique in the world, The Eyrie Vineyards offers a certified library wine collection available for purchase. The process for insuring flawlessly aged library wines involves undergoing 21 separate steps and guarantees the wines soundness. A visit to Eyrie is a visit to the profound roots of the Willamette Valley wine industry.
The renowned White Rose Estate Vineyard was planted in 1980 and purchased in 2000 by current owner and wine savant Greg Sanders. White Rose Estate wines exhibit an unusual level of complexity, elegance, aromatics and balance that is rare anywhere in the world. A unique winemaking process incorporates ancient tools like the basket press with the utilization of stem material and meticulous attention to detail making White Rose Estate wines unique from all others. The view from the masterful tasting room and vineyard is one of the best in the region. The architecture, building materials, vineyard design and landscape are very sophisticated and hospitality is gracious and just right.
Fine wine can–and indeed will–expand your world. – Matt Kramer