Barrels have arrived: French barrels newly arrived wait their turn into the cellar rotation.
Wine in glass: White wine used for topping enjoys a quiet corner of the winery. (Photo credit: David Reamer)
Pinot noir cellar: Barrels of 2010 Pinot Noir lie at rest in our cellar until bottling. (Photo credit: David Reamer)
Checking in: Winemaker Ben Casteel and General Manager Mimi Casteel look at Pinot noir straight from the vineyard during harvest.
Close to ripeness: Our sustainably farmed Estate Chardonnay vines just before harvest.
Willamette Valley harvest morning: Fog lifts from our Eola-Amity Hills estate on a perfect morning for picking.
Harvest has arrived: Pickers diligently help us bring in our fruit, ensuring quick picking at the day’s perfect temperature.
Glorious fermentations: Punch-downs (pushing the cap of grape skins into the fermenting juice) are part of the daily routine at Bethel Heights during harvest.
Ripe for the picking: Sustainably farmed Oregon Pinot noir at its finest in our estate vineyard.
Sorting it all out: General Manager Mimi Casteel checks Pinot noir clusters before they enter the destemmer during harvest.
White noise: Pinot gris, Estate Pinot blanc, Estate Chardonnay, Oregon Riesling, and Grüner Veltliner occupy the white wine fermentation room. (Photo credit: David Reamer)
Powerful, youthful, focused, energetic – the epitome our next-generation Pinot noir.
Carries our family name rather than a place name - poetic license to select our favorite barrels of Pinot noir and Chardonnay from each vintage.
The sum of its parts: a perfect balance of rich ripe fruit, earthy layers, and lively acidity – true cool climate Pinot noir and Chardonnay.
Shallow, gravelly soil yields distinctly refined, elegant wines.
Robust savory fruit, and a deep minerality unique to this place.
Restless and brooding, its mysterious tension speaks to the Heathcliff in all of us
The marriage of volcanic topsoil with ancient sea-floor beneath produces a taut, vibrating structure enveloped in ample, dark flesh.