All of our work is guided by respect for the environment, encouraging healthy diversity of life around and among us. We follow sustainable farming practices animated by biodynamic principles. Our winemaking methods are traditional, and we work with a light hand. We do not conform to a predetermined style, but allow the flavors and aromas of the place to express themselves in each hand-crafted bottling. We look forward to sharing our wines with you.
Mimi Casteel’s beautifully maintained vineyard is a product of her creative farming methods, grounded in a very thoughtful, philosophical and scientific study of natural practices that defy simple categorization. Deeply flavored with a complex interplay of mineral, floral and fruit elements, Mimi’s Mind offers spice, truffles, savory herbs, and lovely “tension,” as Dominique calls it. The finish goes on and carries the melange of flavors to the end. It is a wine to contemplate.
AVNI is a Stone family name that means “my stone” or “mother earth.” AVNI Chardonnay combines fruit from 100% Jory soils in Dundee’s Durant and Willamette Valley Vineyards in Salem, Willakenzie vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton, with a contribution from Loubejac vineyard fruit near Monmouth, in Willakenzie and Dupee soils. The wine is silky, racy and complex. A lasting finish of citrus, pear, and white flowers concludes with flinty, mouthwatering vibrancy.
This special cuvée honors Larry Stone’s mother Rachel and her sister Aida, who managed to remain together and sustain one another throughout their lifetimes of nearly 90 years. Sisters combines the finest Chardonnay lots of the vintage, from 100% Jory and Nekia soils in the Eola-Amity Hills, Dundee, and our superb leased vineyard, Bunker Hill, in South Salem. The combination of power with apparent lack of weight is a paradox that merits revisiting with every sip. It can seem racy in one moment, dense and rich the next, making it lively and multifaceted.
AVNI is a Stone family name that means “my stone” or “mother earth.” AVNI Pinot Noir reflects the complex flavor profile of Eola-Amity Hills fruit, born of rocky, volcanic soils on the hillside vineyards of the Willamette Valley. The wine is medium bodied but offers surprising depth and structure. Floral, smoky, mineral and red cherry, black plum fruit tones meld into a long silky finish.
The fruit for this cuvée comes from one of the oldest vineyards in Oregon, with rocky, Jory soil. After 14 months in barrel, it has been tamed, showing medium weight, with red and black fruit and some crystallized preserve notes. The finished wine is round, smooth and gamey, with plum dumpling and spice flavors and dark undercurrents of smoke, tar, flint and roasted meat.
This cuvée comes from two vineyards tended by our talented neighbor, viticulturist Ryan Hannaford, who hails from Australia and recently worked with Dominique at Evening Land. The uniform soils combined with the diversity of clones deliver a very complex and harmonious composition, with black and red fruits, raspberry, black cherry, rose, black tea, smoke and a hint of tar.
Coeur Libéré Pinot Noir Rosé is produced from 100% estate pinot noir. The wine is silky, racy and complex. Floral with stone fruit notes, the mouth is ample and voluptuous.