Discover the Hidden Gem of Oregon Wineries
 

Our Story

Hanging less grapes adds labor and cost, but there are no shortcuts when the goal is the finest expression of a specific vineyard in the wine.
— Bob Morus, Owner & Winegrower

Our winery

Established in 1990. Our small boutique winery focuses on estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals, annually producing 5,000 cases of wine in total. Vineyard care takes center stage in our wine production, where sustainable agricultural practices combined with careful management of the fruit yields on the vines lead to the noted luxurious intensity within our bottlings.

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our winemaking

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Alexandrine Roy joins us from Burgundy, France as Director of Winemaking. The fourth generation Vigneron continually amazes our team with her timeless techniques steeped in French tradition.

The collaboration began serendipitous as her and our Founder, Bob Morus met at the International Pinot Noir Celebration in 2007. Both of our site’s terroirs were so similar it inspired a winemaking partnership.

Originally brought on to produce a special cuvée from our estate Pinot Noir, her role has expanded to contributions reflected in all of our wines.

Our viticulture

We first planted our oldest vines of Pinot Noir in 1990, adding a block of Dijon clone Chardonnay two years later. Over the years we have expanded the vineyards and now nurture 34 acres (25 Acres of Pinot Noir, 4.5 acres of Chardonnay and 1/2 acre of Pinot Gris). In addition to our estate fruit, we experiment with growing "alternative whites" just across the Columbia River on Underwood Mountain.