LUMOS WINE CO.

Lumos Wine Co. – Snail Award Philomath OR 24000 Cardwell Hill Dr. tel. (541) 929-3519 www.lumoswine.com   15 ac – 32,400 bt   Lumos wines are at the intersection of integrity, quality and affordability.   PEOPLE Dai Crisp once aspired to fame as an actor, but thanks to his 18 years of farming at Temperance …

BECKHAM FAMILY ESTATE

Beckham Family Estate Sherwood OR 30790 SW Heater Road (971) 645-3466 www.beckhamestatevineyard.com   14 ac – 36,000 bt     PEOPLE Andrew and Annedria Beckham purchased a Christmas tree farm in the Chehalem Mountains in 2004 to raise their family and build a studio for Andrew to make ceramic art. A year later, they were …

BRICK HOUSE WINES

Brick House Wines – Snail Award 18200 Lewis Rogers Ln. Newberg OR 97132 (503) 538-5136 brickhousewines.com   30 ac – 48,000 bt   How many winemakers can say they used to “throw it back” to Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News? Doug Tunnell is the only one. Tunnell was a highly regarded news reporter …

TROON VINEYARD

Troon Vineyard – Snail Award 1475 Kubli Rd. Grants Pass OR 97527 (541) 846-9900 troonvineyard.com   35 ac – 66,000   Troon Estate Vineyard has been farmed the past few years organically and is in the midst of a transition to organic and biodynamic certification.   PEOPLE Dick Troon planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel on …

J. CHRISTOPHER WINES

J. Christopher Wines 17150 NE Hillside Dr. Newberg OR 97132 (503) 554-9572 jchristopherwines.com/   21 ac – 60,000 bt   PEOPLE Jay Somers was making beer for a living when he tasted a 1985 Domaine Marquis d’Angerville Volnay Champans and proceeded to lose his mind for Burgundy. As Somers says, “in 30 seconds my life …

THE EYRIE VINEYARDS

The Eyrie Vineyards – Snail Award 935 NE 10th Avenue McMinnville, OR 97128 (503) 472-6315 eyrievineyards.com   57 ac – 108,096 bt   To drink Eyrie is to drink history. In 1965 David Lett planted the first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in the Willamette Valley in a temporary nursery plot near Corvallis, Oregon.   …