90 points - Wine Enthusiast
This classic "Willamette Valley style" Chardonnay is sourced from our three Estate vineyards — the original planting by Founder Jim Bernau in the Salem Hills, Tualatin Estate planted by Oregon wine pioneer Bill Fuller in the foothills of the Coastal Range and Elton planted by Dick and Betty O'Brien in the Eola-Amity Hills.
Our Tualatin Estate Vineyard rests in the foothills of the Oregon Coast range and is one of the oldest plantings in Oregon, planted in 1973 by Oregon wine pioneer Bill Fuller. The unique Laurelwood soil profile at the Tualatin Estate Vineyard contributes to the complex nature of the wines.
Made with Pinot Noir picked at peak ripeness and immediately gently pressed, releasing free run juice without color or tannins from the skins to produce this unique wine expressing both red and white wine characteristics.
Platinum Medal & "Best Sparkling of the Northwest" - Sip Magazine
This inaugural vintage is crafted using méthode champenoise sourced from estate-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This blend combines the structure and vibrancy of Pinot Noir with the finesse and roundness of Chardonnay. The wine was aged on its lees for 23 months to develop added complexity before being disgorged.
Founder Jim Bernau's daughter, Emi, helped design a family crest for the label taking inspiration from their heritage and the biodynamic farming practices used at Bernau Estate Vineyard.
Sourced from our sustainably-farmed Elton and Tualatin Estate Vineyards, the grapes were gently whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel to deliver expressive aromas and flavors with a crisp, dry finish.
Sourced from a small planting at our Tualatin Estate Vineyard, the grape clusters are whole cluster pressed and aged in stainless steel and neutral oak barrels.
Founder Jim Bernau traveled with the Oregon Governor's Delegation to Burgundy in the 1980s to seek out French clones to improve our state's Chardonnay quality. These vines were brought back and quarantined at Oregon State University before being propagated for use in Oregon vineyards. Naturally derived Dijon Clones from France being planted in the Willamette Valley was one of the greatest tipping points in Oregon wine quality.
Pinot Gris was first introduced into the United States from France by David Lett, who planted Pinot Gris in the North Willamette Valley at The Eyrie Vineyards. Founder Jim Bernau got his first cuttings of Pinot Gris as a result of David's innovative work. Pinot Gris is now Oregon's leading white variety.
Featuring a nose of tropical papaya, ginger, lime and lemon crème aromatics. The palate offers flavors of candied orange, peach and honey with a round, refreshing finish. Enjoy with rich seafood dishes like scallops, shellfish or grilled halibut and Asian style dishes including Thai chicken lettuce wraps.
Sourced exclusively from our Tualatin Estate Vineyard. Enjoy ice cold to preserve the bubbles.
The nose opens with playful aromas of the early Muscat grape including lychee, pineapple and honeysuckle. On the palate, flavors of peaches, apricot and orange blossom emerge around a sweet core. The effervescence and balancing acidity contributes to a delightful mouthfeel and clean finish.
91 points - Wine Enthusiast
Our Riesling is classic and versatile. Serve well-chilled and allow to warm in your glass for optimal enjoyment of aromas and flavors.
This semi-sweet wine opens with a bouquet of juicy aromas of peach, orange, pineapple and honeysuckle. The mouthfeel is luscious with bright acidity that activates the palate and displays flavors of green apple, honeydew melon, lychee and nectar. The finish is wonderfully persistent with balance of sweetness and refreshing crispness.