Non-irrigated, sustainably farmed grapes in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Goodfellow Family Cellars wines are all sourced from non-irrigated, sustainably farmed grapes in Oregon's Willamette Valley. We take pride in the long standing relationships with our grower-farmers, and their accumulated knowledge, experience, commitment, and sacrifice.
WHISTLING RIDGE VINEYARD
Farmed by Richard and Patricia Alvord
Ribbon Ridge AVA, Sedimentary soils, Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, & the Whistling Ridge Field Blend
Whistling Ridge Vineyard was first planted in 1990. The 14 acre vineyard sits on the ridge top, with a slight south-east aspect, catching the evening breeze from the northwest year round. Shallow soils force roots deep in Oregon's drought summer conditions, creating wines defined by elegance married to structure. Mixed clonal plantings of Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, and Riesling have been carefully hand grafted by Patricia.
Farmed by Paul Durant
Dundee Hills AVA, Volcanic soils, Pinot noir, Chardonnay
Durant vineyard sits on a gentle east facing slope rising from 200-700ft in the heart of the Dundee Hills. The Pinot Noir sits at the mid-point of the hill rising up to about two thirds of the way up. Optimally situated for collecting gentle morning sunshine, cooling the plants in the afternoon, and draining cold air down the hill. The iron infused clay soils give wines from the Durant vineyard a silken texture, classic Dundee Hills aromatics, and weightless power. Paul Durant is the second generation of Durants to farm this 60 acre vineyard, first planted in 1973.
FIR CREST VINEYARD
Farmed by John Lenyo
Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Sedimentary soils, Pinot noir
Fircrest Vineyard sits in the coastal foothills in the far southwest corner of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Soils are older sedimentary series, and aspect of the slope is south-east. The wines are deeply colored, intense, rich, and powerful, reminiscent of an Oregon version of Clos de La Roche.
DEUX VERT VINEYARD
Farmed by Mike and Patty Green
Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Sedimentary soils, Syrah & Viognier
Deux Vert is a lower elevation south facing vineyard established in 1994. It's one of the oldest plantings of Syrah and Viognier in the Willamette Valley. Again, the older sedimentary soils, with little moisture retention, force plant roots deep into the ground for water. The wines are structured, intense, and quite long lived.