OVERVIEW

128 acre estate located in McMinnville, Oregon on the edge of the Coastal Range. 25 acres are planted to vine on 5 distinct soil types.

PRODUCTION

~2,000 cases

CLIMATE

Maritime climate: dry and warm summers, followed by cool, rainy, cloudy winters.

SOIL

Rugged, volcanic, glacial soils, with a predominant presence of broken basalt under the topsoil.

GRAPES

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah

APPELLATION

McMinnville AVA

Brittan Vineyards

Willamette Valley, Oregon

WEBSITE

Robert Brittan got his start making wine in his dorm room at Oregon State as a Physics and Philosophy Major. From the mid-1980’s on, he served as Winemaker at esteemed Napa vineyards Far Niente, Saint Andrews and Stag’s Leap Winery. Drawn by the cool climate of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Robert and his wife, Ellen, purchased their 128-acre vineyard in 2004. They selected a site with distinctive soil composed of ancient, low yielding basalt deposits that impart a clear sense of place to the wines.

 

WINES