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 Bergstrom in 1999 the original Bergstrom Vineyard site is located on a spectacular 13 acre south facing slope in the heart of the Dundee Hills AVA. Bergstrom wines are made by John and Karen’s Burgundy trained master winemaker Josh Bergstrom. Josh’s wife Caroline manages the sales team among many other roles. Tastings are held at the Bergstrom families’ stunning original farmhouse at the original vineyard property. Bergstrom wines consist of 5 unique and special estate vineyard sites across 4 of the Willamette Valley’s sub AVA’s. The wines made by Bergstrom are produced in very small, sought after quantities. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are expressed with elegance and intensity. This is an age worthy portfolio.
Dr. Robert Gross and his wife Corrine planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes at this historic vineyard in 1978. In 1987 the Cooper Mountain Vineyards label was established along with a commitment to organic and Demeter certified biodynamic farming practices unusual at the time and still being implemented today. In 1999 Cooper Mountain Vineyards became an innovator in carbon mitigation. Delicious, well priced wines across the portfolio of Pinot Noirs, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Tocai Friulano and Gamay Noir. Very kind hospitality in a lovely setting.
The first vines at Tresori Vineyard were planted in 19997 by owners Joseph and Maureen Longo lll on their honeymoon and this vineyard project has always been focused on bringing family and friends together, Tresori Vineyard comprises 110 acres of south to southwest facing slopes from 330 to 860 feet in elevation and is nestled in the North Willamette Valley Hills to the South and the Newberg to Salem corridor to the Southeast. Tresori wines are made by the stellar team of local leading vineyard consultant Laurent Montelieu and talented winemaker Anne Sery. The Tresori hospitality experience is led by industry veteran Dave Walker who is one of the best in the business.
Winderlea was founded in 2006 by Donna Morris and Bill Sweat with the objective of producing world class wines while caring for the land and the people working for Winderlea and our greater wine community. The Winderlea and second estate vineyard, Meredith Mitchell are biodynamically farmed and Demeter Certified Biodynamic®, the stunning modern tasting room was built to LEED standards and the company one of the pioneering B Corp wineries in Oregon (you could say the world as we were the 2nd in OR and the 4th winery in the world to achieve B Corp certification). The portfolio of Winderlea wines are all elegant, complex and energetic creations of owner Bill Sweat and consulting winemaker Robert Brittan. In addition to estate grown fruit, Winderlea sources fruit from some of the finest vineyards in our region including Shea, Weber, Murto, Hyland and Maresh. Age worthy Pinot Noirs, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Sparkling Brut and a delightful rose. A wonderful visit!
Fine wine can–and indeed will–expand your world. – Matt Kramer