Carlo and Rosa Marchesi loved, tended and respected the land in their hometown in Northern Italy. They grew and produced their own food, made their own wine, and thrived on their sustainable lifestyle. When they immigrated to the northeastern United States, they continued this tradition while instilling this same love for the land in their grandson, Rudy Marchesi.
Rudy grew, made and sold wine on the East Coast while raising his own family, but became captivated by Oregon wine country. Oregon was a place, he believed, that fostered creativity. It was a place where the beauty of the land could be developed in the grapes and showcased in the wines.
After overseeing operations and serving as vineyard consultant for several years at Montinore Estate, Rudy became proprietor of the 200-acre estate in 2005. Today, his grandparents’ legacy is alive and well. In the ground, in the vines, and in the bottle.
Nowadays, Rudy's daughter, Kristin Marchesi, presides over the estate carrying on the family tradition of land stewardship. Rudy remains active as Partner working alongside the winery’s new Viticulturist, Karen Peterson, to continue their long-established organic and Biodynamic farming practices across multiple vineyards. Together Kristin and Rudy uphold the family vision of sustainability through a commitment to Biodynamic® and organic farming, and sustainable winemaking. They have assembled an experienced and passionate vineyard and winemaking team who expertly nurture the land and the vines and who turn these raw materials into beautifully crafted wines.
Montinore Estate wines are a celebration of a place and a culture where wine is part of the every day. They are firmly rooted in the values of a well-lived life, one that includes the enjoyment of food and wine with friends and family. Made to enjoy now, with fresh and lively flavors, Montinore’s wines are also crafted with age-worthy structure and complexity.