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Sure, you can read the vintner association listings or the winery websites, but you can get more of the insider scoop in our descriptions. 


We track the exact vineyards, their certification, the certifier and other important (and often entertaining) details.


2 Wineries from the EOLA-AMITY HILLS AVA:

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More than two thirds of the wineries with organic estates also make wine from grapes they buy that are not organic.


Our lists are the only source that tells you which wines are from certified organic or biodynamic vines.




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We provide summary listings (like the ones in the sample below) to help you quickly get a feeling for wineries region by region.


We also tell you about unique experiences that you'd probably want to know about. 


And we also have a tasting fees budget guide: a list of ALL the tasting fees at ALL the wineries, so you can plan your spending ahead of time.



Brooks | Eola-Amity Hills AVA | Amity

Winery Overview

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Location 


• Sources from its 18 acres of certified organic and biodynamic estate vines in the Eola-Amity Hills region as well as from non-organic growers, one organic grower and one biodynamic grower


• The modern, new winery and tasting room, built in 2014, are located on the vineyard site in Amity, Oregon, with sweeping views of the vineyard and Mount Hood


Best known for


• Celebrated Oregon winery making highly rated Pinot Noir and acclaimed Riesling


• Produces 12 wines from certified organic or biodynamic vines ($24-60, 90-93 pts.)


• The estate vines were planted in the 1970's; they're some of the oldest Riesling and Pinot Noir vines in Oregon


• Founder Jimi Brooks was a regional biodynamic evangelist who persuaded other vintners to try Biodynamic farming, with great success


• Brooks's died suddenly at age 38 during harvest in 2004; his fellow Oregon winemakers  banded together to get Jimi's grapes in and make his wine


• Brooks' son, Pascal Brooks, then age 8, inherited the winery, making him the world's youngest winery owner; the story of the winery and the Brooks winery is a tale well told in the feature length documentary American Wine Story


• After Jimi's death, his sister Janie Brooks Heuck transformed Brooks from a hole in the wall winery in a barn to a renowned producer - with the ongoing help of Chris Williams, winemaker; it's now an elegant and popular destination winery


• In 2019, it became a certified B Corp, meeting standards in governance, workers, community, and environment; it also became a member of 1% for the Planet, donating a portion of its profits to environmental nonprofit Demeter USA


• Jimi Brooks was a huge fan of Riesling, who often persuaded old time growers not to rip out their vines (and replant them with the increasingly popular and more lucrative Pinot Noir grapes); the estate vineyard has preserved some of the oldest Riesling vines in Oregon


• Stuart Pigott, author of The Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story says of Brooks: "...produces the most daring and individual Rieslings in Oregon. The focus is on dry wines, but the sweet Rieslings added to the range in recent years are no less original"


• USA Today named Brooks one of the top 5 "must visit" wineries in Oregon


Organic and Biodynamic vineyard case production


1,000 (out of 15,000 total)


Certified


Vineyards, organic, 2012, Stellar Certification Services and biodynamic, 2012, Demeter USA 

Winery, organic, 2015, Stellar Certification Services ,and biodynamic, 2015 Demeter USA 

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ESTATE WINES


Certified Organic and Biodynamic Grapes

Certified: "Biodynamic Wine"


• Pinot Gris-Estate

• Pinot Noir-Estate

• Pinot Noir-Rastaban

• Riesling-Estate

• Riesling-Eclipse Totality

• Riesling-Sweet P


MORE WINES


Certified Organic and Biodynamic Grapes

Certified: "Biodynamic Wine"


• Pinot Blanc-Crannell

• Pinot Noir-Johan 


Certified Organic Grapes


• Gewurztraminer-Oak Ridge

• Pinot Gris-Logsdon Ridge

• Pinot Noir-Temperance Hill

• Riesling-Hope Well

Visiting | What to Expect | Contact

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Free

Daily tour (no wine)


$20

Flights of 6 wines (3 different options) (walk in)


$60 

Vineyard tour and tasting (by appt.)


$75

Tour and seated tasting (with food) (2 hours) (by appt.)


Brooks

21101 SE Cherry Blossom Lane
Amity, OR 97101


503.435.1278


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Keeler Estate Vineyards | Eola-Amity Hills AVA | Amity

Winery Overview

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Location


• Sources its wines solely from its 30 acres of estate vineyards on a 200 acre property in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills AVA


• The wines are made on the vineyard site


• The tasting room, a popular event and wedding venue, overlooks the vineyards


Best known for


• A rising start artisanal family winery run by growers who also make small lot estate wines 


• Makes 8 wines from certified vines ($32-55, 92-93 pts.)


• Founders Craig and Gabriele Keeler bought the site in 1989 and began the long, arduous process of revitalizing the abandoned, overgrown property now a thriving natural landscape and Biodynamic vineyard


• The vineyards, on shallow sedimentary soils, are planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Riesling; most dated back to 2008


• The couple also sells grapes to local wineries


•  At the suggestion of the Keelers' son Nicholas, the Keelers decided to incorporate concrete eggs and clay amphoras into the winemaking process


• Kevin Healy, winemaker oversees the process, utilizing traditional steel tanks and oak barrels as well as the newer vessels in various combinations


• All the wines are made using native yeast fermentation 


• Nicholas Keeler also makes acclaimed wine under his own Authentique Wine Cellars label, using Keeler Vineyard grapes for some of his wines


• Critical acclaim for Keeler Estate's wines has been ramping up; Wine Enthusiast selected its amphora fermented riesling as an "Editor's Choice," while Wine & Spirits magazine awarded Keeler's Pinot Noir 92 pts. and included it in its "Year's Best Pinots" 


Organic and Biodynamic vineyard case production


1,600 (out of 1,600 total)


Certified


Vineyards, organic, 2012, Stellar Certification Services; biodynamic, 2012, Demeter USA

Wines

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ESTATE WINES


Certified Organic and Biodynamic Grapes

Certified Wine: "Made with Biodynamic Grapes"


• Chardonnay

• Pinot Gris 

• Pinot Gris-Skin Contact [Orange Wine]

• Pinot Noir (3)

• Riesling

• Sparkling

Visiting | What to Expect | Contact

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$20

Tasting (by appt.)


$50

Vineyard tour and tasting (by appt.)


$50 

Pinot Noir experience (by appt.)


$NA

Pop up wine tastings are available at offsite locations (by appt.) 


$NA

Cheese and charcuterie platters are available, with advance notice.


Keeler Estate Vineyard

5100 SE Rice Lane
Amity, Oregon 97101


Tasting Room

503.687.2618


Gabriele Keeler

503.550.0308


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Wines | Sample Content | Chardonnay

Under $40

Under $40

Under $40

Ribbon Ridge AVA

Brick House Vineyards-W | $24

Brick House Vineyards-Cascadia-W | $36


Willamette Valley AVA

Cooper Mountain-M | $20

Cooper Mountain-Old Vines-M | $30

Keeler Estate-M | $38

$60+

Under $40

Under $40

Willamette Valley AVA

Rex Hill-Jacob Hart | $60

Price C

Under $40

Price C

Columbia Gorge AVA

• Analemma-Oak Ridge | $36

Dundee Hills AVA

Domaine Roy et fils-Incline-G | $60

Domaine Roy et fils-Iron Filbert | $120
The Eyrie Vineyards-Estate | $27

• The Eyrie Vineyards-Eyrie (formerly Original Vines) | $60

• Thistle Wines | $16


Eola-Amity Hills AVA

• Bergstrom-Temperance Hill-SVD | $NA

• [Bethel Heights-Estate-in transition-2018 | $32]

• [Bethel Heights-Justice-in transition-2018 | $56]

• [Bethel Heights-Casteel-in transition-2018| $75]

• Elizabeth Chambers Cellar-Hopewell-SVD | $35

• Hope Well | $75

• Keeler Estate | $38

• J. K. Carriere-Lucidité-Temperance Hill-SVD | $32

Ribbon Ridge AVA

• Brick House Vineyards-W | $24

• Brick House Vineyards-Cascadia-W | $36

Willamette Valley AVA

Cooper Mountain-M | $20

Cooper Mountain-Old Vines-M | $30

• Domaine Roy et fils | $39

Evesham Wood-Le Puits Sec | $29

Lemelson Vineyards | $19

Lemelson Vineyards-Reserve | $30

Lumos Wine Co.-Wren | $35

Keeler Estate-M | $38

Rex Hill-Jacob Hart | $60

Yamhill-Carlton AVA

• Domaine Roy et fils-Incline | $60

Domaine Roy et fils-Quartz Acorn | $120

Price C

Price C

Price C

Columbia Gorge AVA

• Analemma-Oak Ridge | $36

Dundee Hills AVA

Domaine Roy et fils-Incline-G | $60

Domaine Roy et fils-Iron Filbert | $120
The Eyrie Vineyards-Estate | $27

• The Eyrie Vineyards-Eyrie (formerly Original Vines) | $60

• Thistle Wines | $16


Eola-Amity Hills AVA

• Bergstrom-Temperance Hill-SVD | $NA

• [Bethel Heights-Estate-in transition-2018 | $32]

• [Bethel Heights-Justice-in transition-2018 | $56]

• [Bethel Heights-Casteel-in transition-2018| $75]

• Elizabeth Chambers Cellar-Hopewell-SVD | $35

• Hope Well | $75

• Keeler Estate | $38

• J. K. Carriere-Lucidité-Temperance Hill-SVD | $32

Ribbon Ridge AVA

• Brick House Vineyards-W | $24

• Brick House Vineyards-Cascadia-W | $36

Willamette Valley AVA

Cooper Mountain-M | $20

Cooper Mountain-Old Vines-M | $30

• Domaine Roy et fils | $39

Evesham Wood-Le Puits Sec | $29

Lemelson Vineyards | $19

Lemelson Vineyards-Reserve | $30

Lumos Wine Co.-Wren | $35

Keeler Estate-M | $38

Rex Hill-Jacob Hart | $60

Yamhill-Carlton AVA

• Domaine Roy et fils-Incline | $60

Domaine Roy et fils-Quartz Acorn | $120

Price C

Price C

Price C

Columbia Gorge AVA

• Analemma-Oak Ridge | $36

Dundee Hills AVA

Domaine Roy et fils-Incline-G | $60

Domaine Roy et fils-Iron Filbert | $120
The Eyrie Vineyards-Estate | $27

• The Eyrie Vineyards-Eyrie (formerly Original Vines) | $60

• Thistle Wines | $16


Eola-Amity Hills AVA

• Bergstrom-Temperance Hill-SVD | $NA

• [Bethel Heights-Estate-in transition-2018 | $32]

• [Bethel Heights-Justice-in transition-2018 | $56]

• [Bethel Heights-Casteel-in transition-2018| $75]

• Elizabeth Chambers Cellar-Hopewell-SVD | $35

• Hope Well | $75

• Keeler Estate | $38

• J. K. Carriere-Lucidité-Temperance Hill-SVD | $32

Ribbon Ridge AVA

• Brick House Vineyards-W | $24

• Brick House Vineyards-Cascadia-W | $36

Willamette Valley AVA

Cooper Mountain-M | $20

Cooper Mountain-Old Vines-M | $30

• Domaine Roy et fils | $39

Evesham Wood-Le Puits Sec | $29

Lemelson Vineyards | $19

Lemelson Vineyards-Reserve | $30

Lumos Wine Co.-Wren | $35

Keeler Estate-M | $38

Rex Hill-Jacob Hart | $60

Yamhill-Carlton AVA

• Domaine Roy et fils-Incline | $60

Domaine Roy et fils-Quartz Acorn | $120

Wine Notes | Sample Content | Selected Chardonnays

Brick House Vineyards | Ribbon Ridge AVA | Best Buy

Brick House Vineyards | Ribbon Ridge AVA | Best Buy

Brick House Vineyards | Ribbon Ridge AVA | Best Buy

The 2017 Brick House Vineyards Chardonnay (360 cases, $23, sold mostly through distributors or at the winery) is an under the radar selection. Lighter than the estate's famed flagship Cascadia Chardonnay, its value pricing makes it a great choice for an everyday wine. 

The Eyrie Vineyards

Brick House Vineyards | Ribbon Ridge AVA | Best Buy

Brick House Vineyards | Ribbon Ridge AVA | Best Buy

Tasting & Touring | Sample Content | Southern Oregon

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Cowhorn | Jacksonville

Troon Vineyard | Grants Pass

Troon Vineyard | Grants Pass

APPLEGATE VALLEY AVA | The first biodynamic winery in southern Oregon, Cowhorn is one of the state's star producers of Rhone wines, making acclaimed Grenache, Syrah and more. 


Its cozy new tasting room, constructed to meet the Living Building Challenge standards (the highest eco-friendly requirements—more stringent than Leed) frames views of the site perfectly.


• % Organic | Biodynamic | 100%

• Wines | $$

• Tasting | $15-25

• Charcuterie | $35

• Tour and tasting | $50

Winery Overview

Troon Vineyard | Grants Pass

Troon Vineyard | Grants Pass

Troon Vineyard | Grants Pass

APPLEGATE VALLEY AVA | Newly certified biodynamic, Troon is in the process of replanting and revitalizing, trying out new varieties like Tannat and Vermentino. 


The tasting room is homey, unpretentious and relaxing and offers some unusual red blends, including its Cuvée Pyrenees. 

The winery also has a tasting room in Carlton.


• % Organic | Biodynamic | High

• Wines | $$

• Tasting | $NA

Winery Overview

Upper Five | Talent

Troon Vineyard | Grants Pass

Upper Five | Talent

ROGUE VALLEY AVA | Tasting on the patio is an intimate affair at this tiny, family run winery, known for its affordable prices and high quality wines. 


A real Rogue Valley farm, the owners also grow melons on the property—along with their signature Sauvignon Blanc and Tempranillo. 


• % Organic | Biodynamic | 100%

• Wines | $$

• Owner tour and tasting | $10

Winery Overview