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Founded: 

1992

Location: 

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Winemaker: 

Erik Kramer

WillaKenzie Estate crafts Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris with a distinct sense of place. Founded in 1992 in the Yamhill-Carlton region of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the 420-acre WillaKenzie Estate is deeply rooted in Oregon wine country.

The winery’s founders, Bernard and Ronni Lacroute, named WillaKenzie Estate after the sedimentary soil on which the vines are planted to reflect the ultimate expression of the Willamette Valley’s “terroir.” The winery’s estate vineyards feature the most clonal diversity in the Willamette Valley, with over 11 different clones of Pinot Noir planted – enabling blend complexity and texture. The resulting Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, and Pinot Gris showcase the elegance of the Willamette Valley.

As the first LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) winery in the Northwest, stewardship of the land and preservation of the diversity of the local ecosystem are at the forefront of WillaKenzie’s vineyard management and winemaking practices.

The winery estate also boasts a tasting room with breathtaking panoramic views of Willamette Valley wine region.