A University of California at Davis graduate, Steve combined his family’s experience with the University’s
viticultural standards, moved to Oregon, and began his quest for a vineyard site that would truly preserve the delicate
subtleties of the Chardonnay grape.
When the vineyard was planted in 1981, the most rewarding aspect of this particular pursuit was never anticipated. It has,
and remains today, the joy of producing wine that has attracted such a lovely, talented, and diverse group of fans! Yes, the
vineyard was planted and our wines have evolved, but the opportunity of meeting with, and satisfying our customers has
given us our greatest sense of achievement.