Laurel Ridge Vineyard circa 1993

our roots

This is the precise location of both the origins of Oregon's wine culture and Oregon's wine renaissance. This farm was once called the Reuter Estate and there were vineyards here from about 1870 until the beginnings of Prohibition in 1920, when the first vineyard was pulled up and replaced with plum trees, potatoes, and grazing fields. This farm was brought back to life when it was purchased in 1965 by Charles and Shirley Coury, kicking off Oregon's second wave of wine culture. The vineyard was bought and resold many times in the past 50 years, but since 1992 it has remained in the same safe hands.  Our Golden Cluster label started with the 2013 vintage, marking another new era of wines from this historic vineyard.  For us, this is hollowed ground.  A special link to our past and current wine history.