Risdall Ranch Winery was established in 2016, when winemaker Emery Risdall and his father, Bob, became the new owners of Shafer Vineyard Cellars, a Forest Grove winery with almost four decades of local heritage.
Emery, a graduate of the renowned viticulture program at UC-Davis, has a vision for winemaking that combines tradition and the exploration of sustainable growing methods at this beautiful Oregon vineyard.
Named for Emery's childhood home in South Dakota, Risdall Ranch, the winery seeks to re-establish a legacy of hard work, exceptional wine, and an approachable, welcoming, inviting experience for all who visit. Emery's commitment to sustainable agriculture and working with the land, combined with his science-driven education, has turned a passion for wine into a business and career.
Whether you're a returning visitor to Willamette Valley wineries or just starting to explore the beautiful vineyards near Portland, Oregon, we invite you to visit Risdall Ranch Winery and sample wine in our tasting room. The winery is located 45 minutes west of Portland, just outside of Gales Creek. We are open every day except Wednesday, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Come browse our Christmas Store with 1000's of unique glass ornaments and European Handcrafted holiday decor. A destination for families for decades, The Christmas Store at Risdall Ranch is open year-round and can be accessed through the tasting room.