Planted in 1982, Montinore Estate is a 200-acre Demeter Certified Biodynamic® and Stellar Certified Organic estate that lies at the northern end of the Willamette Valley appellation and along the east-facing slope of the Coastal Range foothills in Oregon. In addition to the certifications, we use dry farming and sustainable growing practices. Our goal with Montinore Estate has always been to create complex wines that reflect the soil and overall place from which they come. This is an ideal site for the nine grape varieties we grow here: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Teroldego, Lagrein, Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc.
In 2008, we received our Organic certification by Stellar and the Biodynamic® certification from Demeter, the only Biodynamic® certifying agency in the U.S. As described by Demeter, “Biodynamic® agriculture is a philosophy and methodology that views a farm as a self-sustaining ecosystem entirely responsible for creating and maintaining its individual health and vitality without any external and unnatural additions. It is one of the most sustainable forms of agriculture, creating healthier food for healthier people and a healthier planet.”
Our close attention to each step of the grape-growing process is rooted in the belief that exceptional wine is born of a sustained marriage of soil, climate and artful stewardship.
Appellation: Willamette Valley AVA
Planted Area: 200 acres
Elevation: 210 - 375 feet
Soils: Cornelius, Laurelwood, Helvetia, Cascade, Woodburn
Varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Teroldego and Lagrein