Willamette Valley

The Terroir


Often compared to Burgundy, Oregon’s prowess in growing Pinot Noir (the star grape of both regions) rivals some of Burgundy’s most coveted Grand Cru Vineyards. The Willamette Valley is the premier winegrowing region of Oregon and is home to boutique family producers whose farming philosophies are deeply rooted in decades of organic, sustainable, and biodynamic practices. Situated in a bountiful valley between the Cascade Mountains and Pacific Ocean, the climate is cooler than neighboring winegrowing regions to the south in California. This creates ideal growing conditions for elegant Pinot Noir as well as beautifully balanced, crisp, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Though its annual production is relatively small, Willamette Valley wines punch well above their weight and can proudly take their place on the world stage next to any famous Burgundy.

Winemaking

 We partner with the highly acclaimed Alexana Winery, located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. This sustainably farmed estate is the realized dream of owner Dr. Madaiah Revana. His love of European wine led him first to Napa Valley and then here, to the most geologically diverse 80-acre parcel in Oregon, consisting of 18 different soil types planted to 10 different clones of Pinot Noir within one single area. With the unique diversity this pristine vineyard provides, members will make quality driven wines that are custom-tailored to their palate preferences under the guidance of highly experienced winemaker Bryan Weil.  

Culture

When not making wine, we’ll experience the bounty of artisanal culinary flavors and expertly curated outdoor adventures that the Great Pacific Northwest has to offer. We’ll go king salmon fishing and enjoy by starlight our fresh catch grilled for us on a cedar wood plank; we’ll forage for wild chanterelle mushrooms in the tranquility of the pristine evergreen forests; we’ll enjoy some of the most breathtaking hiking trails in the world, also visiting some of its highest waterfalls; we’ll be guided on our own thrilling whitewater rafting adventure; and we’ll discover the culinary mecca of Portland, just an hour away.