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.   …