Sass Winery, Willamette Valley

Tucked into the folds of Oregon's fertile Willamette Valley, small vineyards flourish on land once thought unsuitable for anything but grasses or Christmas trees. Each year, the struggling vines produce tight clusters of grapes that gradually ripen during the long, dry summer. The hazy, warm days and cool nights of autumn help the fruit develop […]

Ovum Wines, Willamette Valley

John House and Ksenija Kostic didn’t leave their jobs at Chehalem Winery to craft cult wines. But when you traverse some of the most remote districts of Oregon in search of distinctive, and often quite marginal, white wine vineyards; when you produce wines of crystalline purity on a truly nano scale; and when the resulting […]

Holloran Vineyard Wines, Willamette Valley

Holloran Vineyard Wines produces small quantities of handcrafted wine from premium vineyard sites in Oregon's Willamette Valley. They emphasize low yields and careful hands-on management of the vines to produce wines that express the unique characteristics of their vineyard sites. Currently they produce 3,000 - 4,000 cases per year. Holloran starts with high quality farming […]

Evening Land Vineyards, Willamette Valley

Situated in the southeastern Eola-Amity Hills, Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman’s Evening Land’s Seven Springs Vineyard is dry-farmed using biodynamic practices. The Pacific Ocean breeze, volcanic soil, eastern exposure, and high elevation contribute to the natural preservation of the grapes’ acidity and enrich the wines with elegant flavors and minerality. Sixty-five acres were initially planted […]

Division Winemaking Company, Portland

After spending time studying and making wine in Burgundy, Beaujolais, and the Northern Rhône, Kate and Tom Monroe decided to settle down in Portland and start both Division and the Southeast Wine Collective (Portland's first urban winery). Grapes are sourced mainly from LIVE-certified (sustainable) and some biodynamically-farmed vineyards, and winemaking follows a light-touch, non-interventionist blueprint. […]