Our family has been in agriculture for over four generations, but we are the first to try our hands at vineyards. Our parents still run the family prune farm and dryer in Oregon. Their parents, our grandparents, were the first farmers in the area to try out a commercial prune dehydrator in September of 1949, and we still have it in the barn today. They were also pioneering sustainable farming by working with our neighbors to pool water for irrigation, share knowledge about integrated pest management, and plant indigenous plants on river beds to help with erosion.
We learned our respect for the land from our parents – but we bring with it a passion to move into vineyards and make wines. We hope we can continue their legacy of quality, and pass that along to our children.