The brand new glowing vineyard is the end result of laborious work by founders Jim and Jan Bernau and the assist of wine lovers who’ve invested within the venture
DUNDEE, Oregon — Thursday, September 15: Glowing vineyard Domaine Willamette welcomed over 500 visitors at present for a pre-opening celebration that included public officers, wine business representatives and the craftspeople who helped design and construct the brand new facility.
Domaine Willamette is devoted to producing sustainably grown glowing wines that showcase the Willamette Valley’s capability to develop and produce sustainable glowing wines equal to the nice Champagnes.
The brand new glowing vineyard is the end result of years of laborious work by founders Jim and Jan Bernau.
“As we speak’s celebration is a gesture of our appreciation to Oregon’s public officers. These hard-working people assist and assist develop Oregon’s wine business,” mentioned Jim Bernau. “It’s additionally a chance to welcome winemakers, winegrowers and people in associated industries as a part of our collaborative wine business.”
Domaine Willamette’s creation was doable because of the assist of wine lovers who’ve invested within the venture by buying shares of most popular inventory (NASDAQ: WVVIP). Two dozen of those buyers volunteered at Thursday’s occasion, buoyed by the joy round Domaine Willamette’s opening on September 19.
“As we speak was a chance to see a dream come true,” mentioned John Shepherd, a volunteer and stockholder since 2007 who bought extra inventory in 2017 when the thought of Domaine Willamette was first launched to buyers.
The corporate is presently in a inventory providing interval that offers wine lovers a chance to grow to be homeowners within the Oregon vineyard.
Visitors loved wine and meals pairings together with music and excursions of the vineyard and gardens. Along with tastings of Domaine Willamette’s glowing wines, visitors sipped on the pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, syrah and purple mix wines obtainable from Willamette Valley Vineyards’ portfolio of wines.
Features of sustainable and biodynamic farming are represented within the vineyard’s tasting rooms, gardens and art work. Of be aware at present are the white granite sculptures positioned all through the property and created by grasp carver Mauricio Saldaña of Guinett Masonry in Vancouver, Washington.
At Tuesday’s occasion, Saldaña and representatives from Guinett offered the Bernaus with two magnums hand carved from granite as an acknowledgment of the vineyard’s opening.
These attending included members of the wine business. Oregon boasts a collaborative neighborhood of winemakers and growers. That collaborative strategy is a key facet of Jim Bernau’s work as he established Willamette Valley Vineyards thanks partly to partnerships with fellow Oregon winemakers resembling Invoice Fuller of Tualatin Property Winery, established in 1973, and Dick and Betty O’Brien of Elton Winery, established in 1983.
Jim joins together with his winegrower colleagues in serving as stewards of the land, workers and our neighborhood whereas rising world-class wines and the Oregon story with wine lovers worldwide.
When the vineyard opens to the general public on September 19, wine lovers will be capable to make reservations for excursions, tastings and meals and wine pairings. Wine purchases will even be obtainable within the property’s tasting rooms and in a wine store anticipated to open in October.
About Domaine Willamette
Domaine Willamette is Oregon’s first vineyard completely devoted to producing world-class méthode traditionnelle glowing wines in its underground growing older cellar on the biodynamically-farmed Bernau Property Winery. Situated within the Dundee Hills, the vineyard provides Oregon-inspired hospitality with wine and meals pairings, beautiful views, academic excursions and exquisite gardens to discover. Wines are paired with Willamette Delicacies – dishes grounded within the high-quality agricultural merchandise of the Pacific Northwest.
About Willamette Valley Vineyards
Based in 1983 by Oregon native Jim Bernau with the dream of making world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a daring thought into one of many area’s main wineries, incomes the title “One in all America’s Nice Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Fanatic Journal. All the vineyards have been licensed sustainable by LIVE (Low Affect Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon-Secure applications. The Property Tasting Room contains a cozy setting with elegant fireplaces, an expansive patio and a formidable 65-foot lookout tower showcasing unimaginable views of the vines and Mary’s Peak. Willamette Valley Vineyards’ mission in rising cool-climate varietals is to create elegant, basic Oregon wines.