J.K. CARRIERE

J.K. Carriere – Bottle Prize NEWBERG 9995 NE Parrett Mountain Rd. tel. (503) 554-0721 www.jkcarriere.com 28 ac – 60,000 bt     PEOPLE Jim Prosser grew up in a large family in the mountains of central Oregon. In his early years, he spent time wandering the planet for the Peace Corps, but he always had …

GROCHAU CELLARS

Grochau Cellars – Money Prize AMITY 9360 SE Eola Hills Rd. tel. (503) 835-0208 www.grochaucellars.com info@gcwines.com 0 ac – 114,000 bt   PEOPLE John Grochau’s introduction to wine came from the saddle of a road bike. The Portland native raced professionally in France in his 20’s, pedaling through Champagne and Burgundy. Restaurant work back in …

ROOTS WINE CO.

Roots Wine Co. – Bottle Prize YAMHILL 19320 NE Woodland Loop Rd. tel. (503) 662-4652 www.rootswine.com info@roots.wine 8ac-60,000bt     PEOPLE Chris and Hilary Berg are proud University of Kansas alumni who make some mighty fine wine. Chris’ family moved from the Midwest to start a business in Tualatin, Oregon and while they were at …

SOTER VINEYARDS

Soter Vineyards – Bottle Prize CARLTON 10880 NE Mineral Springs Rd. tel. (503) 662-5600 www.sotervineyards.com info@sotervineyards.com 40 ac – 48,000 bt   PEOPLE A philosophy major turned vintner, Tony Soter spent 30 years consulting consulted for top Napa Valley wineries such as Spottswoode, Stag’s Leap, Shafer and Niebaum-Coppola. Soter also had his own high-profile California …

JOHAN VINEYARDS

Johan Vineyards – Snail Prize RICKREALL 4285 N Pacific Hwy (99W) tel. (866) 379-6029 www.johanvineyards.com info@johanvineyards.com 86 ac – 90,000 bt   ‘‘The Johan mission is engineered around elegant wines, swimming in nuance. An estate enterprise drawing from a large and eclectic vineyard, Johan has tremendous flexibility regarding what it makes”   PEOPLE Dag Johan …

HIYU WINE FARM

Hiyu Wine Farm – Snail Prize HOOD RIVER 3890 Acree Dr. tel. (541) 436-4680 www.hiyuwinefarm.com 14ac-9,600bt     PEOPLE Hiyu Wine Farm is the creation of Nathaniel Ready, a Master Sommelier and his partner China Tresemer, an accomplished artist and cook. The couple met in Boulder, Colorado where Ready had been working for a restaurant, …

BOW & ARROW WINES

Bow & Arrow Wines – Money Prize PORTLAND 3115 NE Sandy Blvd. #1 www.bowandarrowwines.com howdy@bowandarrowwines.com 0 ac – 42,000 bt   PEOPLE After Scott Frank watched 9/11 unfold from his New York City office building, he knew he needed a break. A quick trip to Portland, Oregon turned into a permanent stay, but he no …

DOMAINE NICOLAS-JAY

Domaine Nicolas-Jay – Bottle Prize NEWBERG 1002-A North Springbrook Rd. Suite 115 tel. (971) 412-1124 www.nicolas-jay.com info@nicolas-jay.com 17 ac – 36,000 bt   PEOPLE Nicolas-Jay is a somewhat unlikely trio brought together by an undying love for Pinot Noir. The former part of the name is Jean-Nicolas Méo, who has been turning out refined wines …

CROWLEY WINES

Crowley Wines – Bottle Prize NEWBERG 14000 NE Quarry Rd. tel. (503) 804-5064 www.crowleywines.com patrick@crowleywines.com 0ac-36,000bt   PEOPLE Crowley Wines is genuinely a team effort. Tyson Crowley makes the wines and works closely with his vineyard partners. Emily Crowley, Tyson’s wife, handles marketing and special events. Evan Roberts is an active partner the Crowleys look …

WALTER SCOTT

Walter Scott Wines – Bottle Prize SALEM 6130 Bethel Heights Rd. NW tel. (971) 209.7786 www.walterscottwines.com info@walterscottwines.com 0ac-78,000bt   PEOPLE Erica Landon and Ken Pahlow are a true Willamette Valley “power couple.” Pahlow has over two decades experience working with St. Innocent, Patricia Green Cellars and Evening Land Vineyards. Landon is a sommelier and wine …