Our 20-Acre Estate Vineyard
Our vines were planted starting in 1984 meaning we have some of the oldest vines in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA—nearly 30 years of growing grapes. Soils are silty-clay loam, sedimentary rock based Peavine and Willakenzie. Most of our wine is made from our dry-farmed LIVE (sustainable) Certified Vineyard and, in addition, we have been Salmon Safe since 2000. Our winery is currently in the application process to be LIVE certified.
Few Oregon wineries produce Sparkling. We have three: Vintage designated Brut (dry, fermented in bottle,) and two Celebrate wines (carbonated), Müller-Thurgau and Pinot Gris. Other standouts include Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, barrel-fermented Chardonnay (Dijon Clones), and Müller-Thurgau. Most importantly, wines are made in the vineyard. It is unusual for winemakers to have tight control of everything from the beginning of the vintage through bottling. Trudy, Keith and Kim work together as a team to create wines of consistent quality and value.
Given all the recent great press, now is an opportunity to rediscover Kramer. Significantly, the second generation, Kimberley Kramer, joined our staff in 2008 after studying under Barney Watson at Chemeketa. She spent the 2010 vintage in Burgundy at Domaine Parent/Domaine AF Gros in Beaune, returning to Oregon in time to work the 2010 harvest here and bringing with her some great winemaking insights. Our tasting room has a stellar reputation due to an inviting, friendly atmosphere and is often referred to as a must stop in Oregon Wine Country.