This is winemaker Isabelle Dutartre’s own label. Dutartre, a native of France, notes that 1789 was a time of revolution in France and 1789 wines reflect her own personal revolution when she moved her three children from the south of France to Oregon wine country. She has made wine for over 28 years, beginning in Oregon in 1993 when she commuted back and forth between Oregon and France. She currently is the winemaker for De Ponte Cellars in the Dundee Hills where she as been the winemaker since their first vintage in 2001.
Husband and wife team Stewart and Athena Boedecker created Boedecker Cellars in 2003 and have crafted wines focused on quality, finesse, and locality ever since. After having lived abroad in Europe for two years, Pacific Northwest natives Stewart and Athena Boedecker returned home to found Boedecker Cellars in Oregon’s revered Willamette Valley. After five years spent honing their craft at the Carlton Winemakers Studio in Carlton, Oregon, they built their winery in the heart of industrial Northwest Portland – just a stone’s throw from downtown and yet just 40 minutes from the vineyards– where they continue to make their acclaimed wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Nestled against the coastal foothills of the southern Willamette Valley, just northwest of Eugene, Brigadoon Vineyards represents a multi-generational commitment to sustainable agriculture. From soil preparation to planting and harvest, each family member takes an active part in the growth and development of the farm, whose vineyard is complimented by timber, Christmas and fruit trees, and a seasonal herd of sheep.
Brigadoon is committed to growing grapes and producing wines that accurately portray the variety, the vineyard and the vintage.
For over 30 years, three generations of the Johnson family have been stewards to the land and terroir that is Dion Vineyard. Located in the Northern Willamette Valley, the vineyard is 60 acres of southerly slopes. The vines, some over 30 years old, are rooted in Laurelwood soils at elevations from 300 to 500 feet.
In the grapes and the wine the Johnsons strive to achieve a sense of terroir — a sense of the people and the place that are home to these vines.
With more than 40 years of experience growing grapes and making wine, Robert Brittan brings a significant amount of viticultural and winemaking knowledge to Brittan Vineyards. He has always had a passion for Pinot Noir, and hopes that with the fruit from the Brittan estate vineyard in the foothills of the Coastal Range, he can bring a new voice to the McMinnville AVA, and help form the style and definition of Pinot Noir from this recently designated winegrowing region.
Created by the Ransom Wine Company whose intent is to create artisan crafted wines that exemplify true varietal character and express the individuality of the growers, vineyard sites, and vintages.
Their belief is that wine is best made by hand with minimal intervention. Winemaking decisions are mainly based on taste, instinct, the will of the grapes, and a bit of common sense.
Lumos Wine Company started with Dai and PK in 2000 and has aged into a home-grown team of people all dedicated to hard work and good wine. Dai grows all of the grapes used in our wines in USDA/Oregon certified organic vineyards. This philosophy of using a natural approach with minimal intervention also drives the winemaking, the result being a selection of honest and beautiful award-winning wines.
The Machine Breaker label was conceived of as an homage to farmers with in the Eola-Amity Hills, to their ungrafted Pinot Noir vines and to their ultimately doomed plight. After years of working with the produce from three of the region’s old-timers, winemaker Tad Seestadt realized that consistently these older vines were producing the best, most complex and interestingly flavored fruit year after year.
Mad Violets creates delicate, complex, age-worthy wines, consistent in style while allowing the expression of both the terroir and the individual growing season. In the cool climate Willamette Valley, each vintage is different so Mad Violets strives to showcase what Mother Nature has bestowed by expressing the unique attributes of the year. They farm sustainably and use a minimalist approach in the winery to create delicate, pure, and food friendly wines.
The Pappas Wine Company is operated by husband and wife winemaking team Stewart Boedecker and Athena Pappas of Boedecker Cellars. After having lived in Europe for two years, they returned home to found Boedecker Cellars in Oregon’s revered Willamette Valley. After five years spent at the Carlton Winemakers Studio in Carlton, Oregon, they built their winery in industrial Northwest Portland – just minutes from downtown and 40 minutes from the vineyards– where they continue to make their wines.
Ransom wines exemplify true varietal character and express the individuality of their growers, vineyards, and vintages. Choosing vineyards with a commitment to quality and sustainability is always their first step, but they must look for a pure expression of terroir, unique flavors, and a fellow iconoclast aboard the tractor. Ransom seeks out old vine, high elevation sites, many in the Eola Hills, which have the innate nerve and balanced acidity to make evocative, food-friendly wines naturally.
Spindrift Cellars® is a small family-owned boutique winery founded by Matthew and Tabitha Compton. Since 2003 they have been dedicated to producing sustainable Oregon Pinot Noir, Oregon Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Syrah wines that are true to varietal character with fruit from vineyards they manage using sustainable wine grape growing practices.
This Dundee Hills, single-vineyard wine showcases the beauty of Oregon and small-production Pinot Noir. Tractor & Vine fruit comes Jody and Michelle Kropf’s ysmall, two acre jory soil vineyard aptly named as Kropf Family Vineyard. This wine was produced by two well aged friends and neighbors; Jesse Lange and Jody Kropf.
Winderlea is a boutique winery specializing in the limited production of Pinot noir and Chardonnay from Oregon. Crafting elegant, sensuous and age worthy wines for those who view the pairing of wine and food essential to their lifestyle and well being is what Winderlea is all about. Their focus is on making small lots of Pinot noir and Chardonnay that show the best characteristics of each vineyard. Hand crafted with minimal intervention and the modest use of new French oak barrels, their food friendly wines are classic in style.