Oregon Pinot Noir is renowned as some of the best Pinot Noir in the world. For winemaker Emery Risdall, a lifelong winemaking dream is coming true. Under Emery's direction, Risdall Ranch Winery produces wines of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer, all from four blocks of estate-grown grapes. From veraison to harvest, our wine-making team carefully oversees plant health through soil management and vine maintenance.
All of the winery’s vines are own-rooted, with some vines planted in 1972. As Risdall Ranch Winery continues to evolve, we’ll be adding more vines to expand our production.
In the 1970s, the Willamette Valley established itself as an ideal location to grow grapes for exceptional wine. The region largely flew under the radar, and came to prominence in the 1990s, as American wine became increasingly popular. Today, Willamette Valley wine, especially Burgundian varietals like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, is widely acclaimed and sought after.
The Willamette Valley AVA (American Viticulture Areas) borders the Columbia River to the north and extends to just south of Eugene. The west side of the valley meets the Oregon Coast Range, and the Cascade Mountains hug the east. Risdall Ranch Winery is located within the NW corner of the Willamette Valley AVA on the western slope of David Hill. At an elevation of about 400 feet, the vineyard faces to the south and southwest.