Guest Winemaker: Lisa Burner, Burner Wines
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Guest Winemaker: Lisa Burner, Burner Wines

Lisa Burner and her husband, Mike moved from Wisconsin to Oregon in 1991 and settled in the Chehalem Valley outside of Newberg in 1999 where they continue to live with their son, Sam.  Fishery scientists by trade, the Burners became inspired by the beautiful settings and high quality wines of the region and, in 2011, Lisa completed the Chemeketa Wine Studies Program and was awarded the Winemaking Associate of Applied Science Degree.

She worked at some of the North Willamette Valley’s top wineries including Stoller Family Estate, Adelsheim Vineyard, Dobbes Family Estate, and Shea Wine Cellars before crafting her first Pinot noir in the Burner garage in 2014.  Building on the success of the 2014 garagiste vintage, Lisa and Mike joined the family of winemakers at Day Camp in Dundee, Oregon in 2015.

Photographed here are Mike Burner and the couple's son, Sam.

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Nov
30
11:00 AM11:00

Thanksgiving Weekend

Seated tastings with food pairings on Sat & Sun 11am and 3pm, $30 includes keepsake Riedel Pinot Noir glass. Space is limited and reservations are required.

All days: Choose between the Rare Reserves flight which will include Library Pinot Noirs and a keepsake Riedel Pinot Noir glass ($25) or our special Holiday wine flight ($15).

Wine gifts, cheeses.

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Guest Winemaker: Willy Gianopulos, Freja
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Guest Winemaker: Willy Gianopulos, Freja

No one ever said winemakeing was easy! Meet hands on winemaker Willy Gianopulos of Freja in the Chehalem Mountains. 

The name Freja is both a tribute to both the majestic Burgundy region of France where great Pinot Noir has its origins and to the Scandinavian nomads who first settled this area.

In Norse mythology, Freja is a goddess of love and fertility, the patron of crops and birth, the symbol of sensuality. Freja is peacemaker and the bride of fallen heroes. At times she rode Odin’s famous horse Sleipner (depicted on the front label). In Teutonic mythology, she was fused with the goddess Frigg. Friday is named for her.

So, do Willy's Pinots match up? Join us and samples these extraordinary wines for yourself. The $15 tasting includes wines from both Anam Cara and Freja.

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Dinner at C'est La Vie, Vancouver
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner at C'est La Vie, Vancouver

Those in the know look forward to Owner-Chef Kerri Gallagher's outstanding monthly suppers. Her talent for wine and food pairing as well as creativity in the kitchen are legendary in her home town of Vancouver. Join us for an Alsatian-themed evening of great food and wine. Reservations accepted from 9:00 a.m. Monday, October 1st by email to: cest.la.vie.keri@gmail.com

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Paint in the Vineyard with Christine Joy
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Paint in the Vineyard with Christine Joy

  • 22222 Southwest Nicholas View Drive Sherwood, OR, 97140 United States (map)
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Become an artist for the day under the tutelage of the wonderful Christine Joy. We’ll capture the beauty of the vineyard’s stunning Fall foliage, and enjoy a glass of wine and light lunch among the vines. This is a perfect way to indulge your creative side, breathe the fresh air and unwind. The afternoon includes all art materials, personal tuition with Christine, wine, lunch and your own canvas to take home. Cost: $50 per person. Kindly contact us at 503-537-9150 for reservations. This event is limited.

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Artist Reception: Christine Joy - The Grand Reveal!
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Reception: Christine Joy - The Grand Reveal!

She’s back from Europe! Christine Joy has spent the last six months paining en plein air in many of the most scenic spots in England and beyond. Join her for The Grand Reveal 2018 and be the first to see this talented artist’s work. In addition to pre-purchased paintings, there will be unreserved paintings available for sale and showing for the first time as well.

Artist talk at 4:00 p.m.

Wines will be available by the glass.

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Newberg Night Market
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Newberg Night Market

Join us at the Chehalem Cultural Center on Saturday, September 29th from 5pm-8pm for the Taste of Newberg – Night Market! We will be featuring all 9 Newberg Downtown Wineries, along with others from the Newberg area. We are excited to be featuring distilleries, local artists and delicious local food as well. Enjoy local vendors from Newberg and beyond!
Tickets just $15 before September 22, then $20 and at the door. Available here.

Featured Vendors:
• Anam Cara Cellars
• Artisanal Wine Cellars
• Bravura Cellars
• Chehalem Winery
• Cliff Creek Cellars in Newberg
• Et Fille
• Longplay Wine
• Purple Cow Vineyards
• VinTyr
• Rain Dance Vineyards
• Lacey Lou Leather Bands
• The Newbergundian Bistro
• Rolling Table Newberg
• Bull Run Distillery
• The Oilerie Beaverton
• Working Carbon Knives
• Kimberly Chai Designs

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Nod to Oktoberfest! Sausages and Alsatian White Wines
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Nod to Oktoberfest! Sausages and Alsatian White Wines

A special flight of Anam Cara's Nicholas Vineyard Rieslings (dry and medium-dry) as well as Dry Gewurztraminer - paired with the best sausages outside of Germany!  Join us for a unique wine and food pairing with Portland's great Otto's Sausage and the Original Bavarian Sausage Company, Tigard. 

Wine and food sampling: $15

 

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TMK Creamery Returns! Artisan Cheeses from Canby
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

TMK Creamery Returns! Artisan Cheeses from Canby

The very best wines and cheeses start with the finest quality ingredients. At Anam Cara, it's the grapes from a beautiful hillside vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains, and with TMK it's the herd of happy milking "Cow-lebrities" at this family-owned and operated creamery. 

Join us for a perfect wine and cheese pairing, taste six wines and many great cheeses, including a special aged cheddar infused with Anam Cara Pinot Noir, and a delicious Queso Blanco. 

Featured cheeses will be available for purchase on the day, directly from TMK. 

This special wine and cheese pairing is just $15, waived with a two-bottle wine purchase.

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Guest Winemaker: Lisa Namdar, Radman Cellars
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Guest Winemaker: Lisa Namdar, Radman Cellars

Meet Lisa Namdar - winemaker of Radman Cellars - who describes herself as “a dreamer, meticulously sourcing some of the finest fruit in the NW.” Her small-production, boutique wines include Cabernet, Syrah and the special white blend she’ll pour today. Be among the first to enjoy this exciting newcomer’s wines. Today’s flight includes wines from Radman and Anam Cara.

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Vineyard 101
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Vineyard 101

  • 22222 Southwest Nicholas View Drive Sherwood, OR, 97140 United States (map)
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Get up close and personal with the vines as we head towards Harvest 2018. This is an interactive and informal event which will be of interest to anyone who wants to know about viticulture and what goes into picking decisions.

We'll take you on short walks through the vines, do brix (sugar level) readings and taste the grapes. Those who "graduate" will receive a pass for a complimentary wine flight at our Newberg tasting room just 10 minutes away.

Wines will be featured from the specific blocks tasted on the walk: Wadenswil Pinot Noir (3 vintages), Chardonnay and Riesling. 

Vineyard Address: 22222 SW Nicholas View Drive, Sherwood, 97140.
Take the Garland Road Exit on 99W, head south on Frontage Rd towards Newberg.
Right on Nicholas View Drive, and follow signs.

 

 

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Bounty of the County: Big Night!
Aug
26
5:30 PM17:30

Bounty of the County: Big Night!

Honored to be just one of 25 wineries at this signature event! Bounty of Yamhill County at Sokol Blosser Winery features 20 chefs paired with 20 local farmers to create a walk-around feast celebrating summer’s bounty. Sip wines while mingling with the winemakers and chefs. Take home a treasure from the 500+ bottle Wall of Wine. (Trust us, this is an extra-ordinary Wall of Wine...!) Tickets benefit the Yamhill Enrichment Society are are available through this link

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Wine Club Pig Roast and Star Party at the Vineyard
Aug
18
6:30 PM18:30

Wine Club Pig Roast and Star Party at the Vineyard

Owner and Chef "I-Don't-Do-Normal" Zack Ephron of Portland's agrarian Proletariat Butchery creates a feast in the vineyard to remember. He'll cunjure up chickens roasted over the fire pit, wood-fired vegetables in season, salami cured with Anam Cara Port, Charred Bread Pudding (yes!) and of course a whole pig, perfectly slow-roasted by the master himself.

Following this extraordinary dinner, we'll welcome back the popular Jim Todd, Director of Space Science Education at OMSI, who will bring the galaxies to us with his unique presentation and high powered telescopes.  

This event is almost sold out. Contact us directly for ticket information.

(503) 537-9150

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Wine Picnic in the Hoover-Minthorne House Gardens
Aug
11
4:00 PM16:00

Wine Picnic in the Hoover-Minthorne House Gardens

Join us and eight other wineries located downtown Newberg for a wonderful evening of special wines, food, entertainment and more at a unique site in the heart of town: the lovely gardens of the historic Hoover-Minthorn House Museum. 

Included in the admission is a guided tour of the picturesque museum – the only Presidential home in the Pacific Northwest - led by members of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Oregon, current owners of the museum.

Guests will enjoy tasting pours from each winery, a $10 food credit to featured food carts and a keepsake GoVino glass. Wines by the glass will be available, as well as bottles of wine for consumption off site. 

Featured wineries are Anam Cara Cellars, Artisanal Wine Cellars, Bravura Cellars, Chehalem, Cliff Creek Cellars, Et Fille Wines, Longplay Wine, Purple Cow Vineyards and Vintyr Wine

Tickets: $55 General Public/$45 winery Club Members; $65/$55 after August 6 and at the door

Available through: http://NewbergDowntownWineries.com “Tickets and Such”

 

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Guest Winemaker: Rodger Marks, RAM Cellars
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Guest Winemaker: Rodger Marks, RAM Cellars

Tiny production wines from an urban winemaker in the big city of Portland! Rodger will bring his 2017 Gruner Veltliner - 80 cases - (possibly the first time anyone has poured a Gruner here), as well as his charming 2017 Rose of Cabernet Franc - 25 cases -  and the great 2015 Tempranillo - perhaps 40 cases.

Rodger's interest in wine turned into a love of wine which turned into an intense curiosity about everything that goes into the production of premium wines.  After the ‘aha’ moment at a barrel tasting at Washington State’s Kiona winery many years ago, he took up studies through Washington State University’s extension campus in Prosser, WA on both viticulture and enology, the science of wine winemaking.

Volunteer time at Davenlore winery (Prosser, WA) through the Wazzu programs spread out over several years, as well as a short stint at Montinore (Forest Grove, OR) on weekends during the 2012 harvest season were precursors to a harvest internship at Enso winery in 2013 in Portland, Oregon that turned into a position as cellar master and assistant winemaker, a position he still holds today.  

 

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Guest Winemaker: Jerry Murray, Project M
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Guest Winemaker: Jerry Murray, Project M

Brand new winery "PROJECT M" is the vision of owners Jerry and Meg Murray.  That vision has been clarified and refined over their combined 30 years of professional experience in winemaking, marketing and sales.

At PROJECT M, Meg and Jerry believe: Wines made with intention are not "objects" but experiences.  Those experiences add to the quality of our lives.  That such lives create a better world.

Be among the first to taste and acquire these wines! One tasting fee includes wines from Project M as well as Anam Cara.

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Memorial Weekend
May
26
to May 28

Memorial Weekend

Awww! Newberg Animal Shelter will bring adorable kittens for adoption on Saturday from 1:00-3:00 p.m., and we'll also welcome back the spellbinding Tabitha Blankenbiller to sign copies of her first collection of essays "Eats of Eden, a Foudoir." The patio will be open each day, and we have a charming new 90-point Rosé of Pinot Noir to share. New Spring release flight, and a Reserve Library Pinot Noir flight of six wines each receiving over 90 points by the Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Vinous or Wine Advocate.

Help us help others: Bring wrapped soaps and sample toothpastes, as well as no-longer-loved legos to the tasting room. They will find their way to our local women's shelter and the Edward's Elementary School's Lego Robotics Club.  

On Memorial Day we honor members of the military who lost their lives while serving. We are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all purchases to veterans and current members of the armed forces, in addition to complimentary tastings.

Flights: $15 or $25

Open Saturday: 11:00-7:00 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: 11:00-5:00 p.m.

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Guest Winemaker: Trent Moffett, Moffett Vineyards
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Guest Winemaker: Trent Moffett, Moffett Vineyards

This is Trent's second Guest Winemaker appearance. When he joined us last year, he brought his block buster Napa Cabernets. He's promised us another Napa Cab today, alongside his new Oregon releases. The $15 tasting fee includes wines from both Moffett and Anam Cara.

Trent is a second-generation vintner with an inherent passion for winemaking.  He grew up in the Napa Valley, farming during his summers, winemaking, and fully learning the ins and outs of the family wine business, Livingston Vineyards.

Over the past 20 years Trent has had the privilege of working with some of the most talented and distinguished winemakers in the Napa Valley starting with Randy Dunn of Dunn Vineyards, John Kongsgaard, Marco Digiulio, Greg Graham of Rombauer and currently Jennifer Rue, as well as his own parents, Diane and John Livingston. In 2000, he travelled to New Zealand’s South Island to work a harvest with Grant Taylor, one of the South Island’s leading winemakers.

Trent currently produces three different labels, Moffett Vineyards, his heritage label that delivers classic limited production batches, Screenplay Wines, his spirited and cutting edge blends and C&T Cellars, his casual and accessible label.  

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Artist Reception: Kimberly Chai
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Reception: Kimberly Chai


Gracing the Gallery through the summer are the lovely Florals and Yamhill landscapes by local artist Kimberly Chai. Meet Kim today and enjoy her art. 

 Born and raised on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Kim is an artist, an educator, a freelance textile designer, and former patisserie cook who has been a resident of Newberg for 3 years. In moving to Oregon, Kim brought her handmade soap business Daily Ranch Soap Kitchen. "Daily Ranch" is an anagram of Kim's and her husband David's last names: Chai and Landry. Kim makes olive oil and cocoa butter soaps, goat milk soaps, coconut milk soaps, and solid lotion bars. As a textile designer, Kim has produced many designs for men’s aloha (Hawaiian) shirts using the relief printmaking process. She also has a line of hand printed clothing, paper bead jewelry, scarves, and hats, under the label Chai DESIGNS.

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Apr
28
to Apr 29

Wine Club Pick Up Party!

All club members are invited to our complimentary pick up party - even if you have your wines in hand already! Taste the wines in your collection and purchase 2016 Futures at special discount.

Each Spring, we enjoy lamb stew by a great chef whose only direction is to create a stew that is Pinot-Friendly (and gluten free), and each year we have a new interpretation. This weekend, we look forward to a spectacular stew by Chef Dario Pisoni of Agrivino

Music (Sat: 11:30-2:30) by Jesse Meade, a singer-songwriter living in Eugene. He accompanies himself with his own finger-style, acoustic guitar playing while performing both original material and an array of cover songs. His influences include musicians like Ray Charles, Hank Williams, Chuck Willis, Elizabeth Cotten, Otis Redding, Jimmie Rodgers, Aretha Franklin, Percy Mayfield, John Hurt, Sam Cooke, Patsy Cline, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Fats Domino, and Dinah Washington. 

Donations: We are collecting sample soaps and toiletries for our local women's shelter. Also any no-longer-loved Lego pieces for the Edwards Elementary School's after class robotics. Thank you  
 

 

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Wine Dinner at Agrivino
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Wine Dinner at Agrivino

Willamette Valley "insiders" are huge fans of this outstanding, unique restaurant!  Chef Dario of Carlton's Agrivino will work his magic with a five-course menu perfectly paired with the wines of Anam Cara Cellars . 

The Menu:
Zuppa: Pappa al Peperone (Velvety roasted bell peppers & tomato soup with bread)
2012 Dry Riesling from Library

Antipasti: Porchetta (Thinly shaved homemade roasted Porchetta served with arugula & Balsamic Reduction) 2011 Pinot Noir Wädenswil

Primi: Lasagne (Handmade authentic Dario's Lasagne) 2012 Pinot Noir Reserve Estate

Secondi: Spezzatino di Cinghiale (Slowly wine-braised wild boar stew served on Polenta Taragna) 2014 Pinot Noir Mark VIII

Dessert: Crostatineall 'Albicocca (Homemade Italian pie crust filled with apricot jam) 2013 Gewürztraminer

Wine Pairing Dinner - $90 Gratuities not included.
Reservations only via Opentable – Late cancellation or non-show fee will apply

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Author Tabitha Blankenbiller
Mar
29
5:30 PM17:30

Author Tabitha Blankenbiller

Meet Tabitha and be among the first to enjoy her book, "Eats of Eden." Following the reception and reading, copies will be available for autograph. 

Eats of Eden is a trip into the memory, into the stomach, and into the heart of every woman. These essays of tasty bites, writing, coming-of-age, family, sex, self-esteem—and above all, overcoming personal odds to live your best life—are complete with mouth-watering recipes and memories that will change your relationship with food forever. From self-identity to love affairs with the sinking of the Titanic to cheese snobbery to reconciling the unanswered questions of a lost friendship, the home-loving socialite at the heart of this memoir dishes and dines on fashion, feminism, fabulousness, and food.

Eats of Eden follows a year of attempting to write a novel, and the daily life, occasional revelations and passions that feed, distract, complicate, and enrich that process—in the author’s case, constant detours into the kitchen. It’s a book about writing, eating, and surviving in the modern west, from literary hustling at the Doug Fir Lounge, to waiting for life-altering emails around a stew-cooking campfire at Crater Lake.

Tabitha was raised in a small town on Mt. Rainier's plateau and currently lives in Hubbard, Oregon. She graduated from the Pacific University MFA program, and EATS OF EDEN is her first book. Her essays have been featured or are forthcoming in a number of journals including Tin House, The Rumpus, Bustle, and Catapult, and have been nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Net awards.

No charge to attend, wines by the glass, beer and soft drinks are available for purchase.

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Shamrock Share!
Mar
17
to Mar 18

Shamrock Share!

Sláinte! Weekend festivities include Corned Beef Sliders here at Anam Cara. Also Irish munchies at our friends Owen Roe Winery and Fairsing Vineyard. Complimentary for our lucky Club Members, and just a wee bit o' green for the rest of you. 11:00-5:00 Saturday and Sunday (until 4:00 p.m. at Owen Roe).

 

Owen Roe Address: 2761 E 9th St, Newberg, OR 97132
Phone: 503-538-7778

Fairsing Address: 20881 NE Laughlin Road, Yamhill, OR 97148
Phone: 503-560-8266


 

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Matzinger Davies are today's Guest Winemakers
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Matzinger Davies are today's Guest Winemakers

Anna Matzinger of Matzinger Davies - one of Oregon's top cult wineries - will be our guest today.

Anna spent the last 14 years working for Archery Summit where she rose to winemaker and co-general manager and helped lead the organization to the place it now holds as a premier producer of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. While there she worked to articulate the unique style, personality and distinction of the Estate vineyards, garnered numerous accolades and helped steward and nurture both winery and brand in its growth as a producer of world class wines.

Michael Davies, a New Zealander by birth (and inclination) is the winemaker for both REXHILL Vineyards and A to Z Wineworks. He has held this position since 2006 and brings to it his unique form of intensity, precision and sincerity. Prior to that he managed the vineyards and assisted in winemaking for five years at Chehalem winery after completing a post graduate diploma from Lincoln University and gaining experience through numerous vintages in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

They established the Matzinger Davies Wine Company in 2006 with the intention of producing wines with a resonant voice speaking to their geographic origin, varietal typicity and season. Authenticity, vibrancy and integrity should be their calling cards. 

One flight includes the wines of both Matzinger Davies, and Anam Cara. $15 tasting waived with two-bottle purchase. Complimentary for Club Members.

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Crab and Chardonnay Day with Chehalem!
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Crab and Chardonnay Day with Chehalem!

Just once a year! TWO wineries, TWO delicious crab munchies, and FOUR generous tastes of Chardonnay. What can be better? Visit Anam Cara for fresh Dungeness crab claws with "fixings" and both Unoaked and Reserve Chardonnay, then head to our friends at Chehalem for the new release of 2015 Ian's Reserve alongside the 2016 INOX Chardonnay. Both paired courtesy of Becca Richards, Stoller Vineyard's culinary director and executive chef.
Tickets are just $35, or $30 for Club Members of either winery.

To guarantee your claws, purchase tickets here or call 503-537-9150 to purchase directly from Anam Cara Cellars. Either option works!

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Jesús Guillén is Guest Winemaker
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Jesús Guillén is Guest Winemaker

One of the Willamette Valley's most exciting winemakers joins us as our "homeless" guest without a tasting room of his own. Jesús' story is remarkable, and his breathtaking Pinots wines reflect his story.   

With the idea of learning a little bit of English, Jesús Guillén arrived in Oregon in 2002 with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua in hand. Having a passing interest in wine, he began to explore, visiting vineyards and tasting rooms. Sampling many wines helped develop his palate and increased his appreciation for finer examples. After completing two terms of study in English, Jesus had to decide if he would like to stay in the United States with his father and family or return to Mexico.

As he pondered the decision, he happened to taste two of his “epiphany” wines: 1999 Archery Summit Arcus Estate and 1999 Adelsheim Elizabeth’s Reserve. These two wines forged in him a desire to remain in Oregon and pursue a career in wine and attempt to make wines of comparable quality. It was a scary decision at first. He didn’t know anything about winemaking and his English – let alone the language of wine – was not as polished as it would need to be. At the time, the goal seemed almost impossible.

Guillén‘s wine career began as a vineyard worker for Patricia Green Cellars and later for White Rose Estate, alongside his father. The owner of White Rose Estate saw his interest in wine, and offered him a job in the cellar. There he met consulting winemaker Mark Vlossak, who became one of his mentors. By 2004, Jesus had become he cellar master for White Rose. In 2006, an opportunity arose for him to make a wine under his own label. During that hot growing season, White Rose was farming a block from neighboring Vista Hills vineyard that had suffered a severe mole infestation, damaging approximately 1,300 vines. As harvest approached, the owners decided not to harvest the fruit from the vines, just rip them out and replant. Instead, the owner allowed Jesus to vinify the final harvest of those damaged vines.

The wine turned out so well that the owners of Vista Hills offered Jesus an ongoing contract to buy grapes for his own label. His relationship with Vista Hills vineyard continues today.

By the great vintage year of 2008, Jesus became the head winemaker at White Rose Estate. Two of his wines from this his first vintage earned 2 of the top 5 scores from The Wine Advocate. Just one year later, one of Jesus’ 2009 vintage Pinot Noirs attained a 96 point score in The Wine Advocate – one of Oregon’s all time highest scores in that publication.

While continuing as White Rose Estate’s head winemaker, Jesus has been growing Guillen Family Wines. As of 2014, production stood at 460 cases. To the great Vista Hills vineyard in the Dundee Hills, he added new vineyards to his lineup, including Meredith Mitchell in McMinnville, and Flânerie on Ribbon Ridge. He also received fruit from Domingo vineyard, a vineyard named after his grandfather that his father planted at the foot of the Dundee Hills.

Jesus uses old world minimal manipulation techniques to make his wines, including the use of whole cluster fermentation with indigenous yeasts and also sur-lie aging. His is a detail-oriented approach that focuses on making wine that inspires an evocative experience, by achieving a high level of complexity and harmony.

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