The realization of multigenerational dreams, Terry Family Wines is a boutique vineyard nestled in the hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The vineyard is planted in multiple clones of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two varietals that thrive in Oregon’s cool climate.
With the assistance of a terrific winemaker our focus is on growing and making small quantities of ultra-premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.
Our first harvest, in the fall of 2013, is currently aging in our new French Oak barrels where it will rest for a year. This vintage will be available in the third quarter of 2014, just in time for your Thanksgiving and your holiday season festivities.
A reverence for nature and the physicality of working in concert with the natural rhythms of life is hard wired into the Terry family DNA. Multiple generations of ancestors have farmed, ranched, tended vines, lived, recreated and died in the great plains states, Texas and Germany's Mosel River valley. Rick planned to change the family trajectory by embarking on a career in boutique and international wealth management firms where there was no physical work in the hot sun or cold rain. Gone were the hills and dales of the family farm, replaced by meetings, conference calls, high rise buildings and many early morning flights.
Throughout those years, he found himself enjoying his scarce leisure time visiting the great vineyards and wineries of the world, making treasured memories amongst the vines and barrels and the community of food and wine.
By 2010 he could no longer ignore the gravitational pull of nature whispering to him to return to the family's roots; living in concert with and conserving nature while growing and making wine together as a family. An abandoned rock strewn Christmas tree farm launched our dream. Now, three years later we have lovingly built our vineyard using minimalist farming techniques and we are ready to share our family's wine with you. Won't you join us on our journey by signing up below for our newsletter? Our wine may be pre-ordered by clicking here.