Airlie Winery

Airlie Winery, Monmouth Oregon

About

From farming principles, to treatment of employees, customers, vendors and the animals we share our homes with, sustainability and relationships consume us. We believe in a lifestyle that combines work with play, a dedication to our craft with commitment to share our good fortune with others. A dream lived is a wonderful thing! Expect to be NUDGED when you visit. All tasting fees (you determine the amount) are donated to local food banks. On sunny days expect conversation and the sharing of your picnic food with fellow tasters. Dogs are welcome to visit along with the humans who feed them.

Location Description

Airlie Winery is located 20 miles northwest of Corvallis on the scenic coastal edge of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Contact

Fax: 503-838-6279

Features

  • All Things Pinot- includes the trifecta of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir.

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Average Bottle Price

$ $15

Winemaker

Elizabeth Clark

As I love to tell the story I ended up in Oregon on a fluke. In 1999 I was the “Wedding Guest That Didn’t Leave” and finally my hosts passed me off on a friend who was driving to Oregon. Having never visited and knowing that my cousin was living in Portland I decided to hitch a ride. I’m so glad I did. After spending the summer exploring the area I fell in love with Oregon and the winemaking community and haven’t left since. Putting that Russian minor to work, tongue in cheek, the Math degree was much more helpful, I spent 5 years in training at one of the pioneering wineries in the Willamette Valley before being hired as winemaker at Airlie Winery in 2005. Now I spend my days creating great food wines and learning how to cook the meals to go along with them: a knife skills class is next on my wish list.

History

The town of Airlie has a rich background dating back to the early 1800’s and the Pony Express. Once a Christmas tree farm, the original owners established and began planting Dunn Forest Vineyard in 1983. They founded Airlie Winery in 1986.

I (Mary Olson) purchased Airlie Winery and the estate vineyard in 1997. Our Wine maker Elizabeth Clark joined the Airlie Family in 2005 along with Sue Shay, marketing and sales, 2012. Sebastian, 2003 and Guadalupe 2007 round out the Willamette Valley’s best vineyard crew.

Nestled in the coastal mountain range on the western edge of the Willamette Valley, the inviting setting, complete with a picnic area and pond, extends any plans for just a brief stop. Located in the Heart of Willamette Valley, Corvallis, Salem, Albany, Dallas and Monmouth are just a short drive away.

Thirty acres of grapes consisting of eight varietals: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Müller Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Maréchal Foch, and Muscat Ottonel make up sixty-five percent of the grapes used in making Airlie Wines. BeckenRidge Vineyard, located 20 miles away west of Dallas Oregon, supplies the remaining grapes. BeckenRidge is more than a supplier, they are friends as well. I buy their grapes and they sell my wines at their event center Visit the BeckenRidge Website.

Reviews

1 Review
Lauren Douglas
Brentwood, MD
great service, great wine!

Quaint, friendly, and great wine. the employees were very nice and accommodating.

December 2014

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Hours

Open Extended Weekends Thursday – Monday Noon to 5 p.m. March through November

Address

15305 Dunn Forest Rd
Monmouth, Oregon 97361
United States

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