Grape growing is not about romance.
It's about getting your hands dirty; it's about pruning in a gentle snowfall, hand tying vines to a trellis and planting a nourishing cover crop to replenish the land after harvest.
And winemaking? Winemaking is allowing the grapes and land to speak for themselves, keeping the focus on the fruit and the unique qualities derived from our site.
This is Brigadoon Vineyards, home to Brigadoon Wine Company and the Shown family, bringing over forty years of fine grape growing to your table.
Nestled against the coastal foothills of the southern Willamette Valley, just northwest of Eugene, Brigadoon Vineyards represents a multi-generational commitment to sustainable agriculture. From soil preparation to planting and harvest, each member of our family takes an active part in the growth and development of our farm, whose vineyard is complimented by timber, Christmas and fruit trees, and a seasonal herd of sheep. Our secluded canyon, graced by an abundance of wildlife, is home to the warm days, cool nights, and fertile soils that are the essential balance needed to create great wines.
Our 66-acre farm straddles an unnamed tributary of Ferguson Creek. On one side, with an eastern exposure sits 2 ½ acres of Pinot Noir and ½ acre of Riesling. On the other side of the creek, facing west is, 3 ½ acres of Pinot Noir, 4 acres of Pinot Blanc, and 4 ½ acres of rootstock.
With an elevation between 400 and 600ft and predominantly Bellpine soils our site is cooler and generally one week behind our neighbors. The additional time on the vine allows for further physiological fruit development and flavor development without necessarily producing higher sugars resulting in higher alcohol wines.
Our goal is to grow grapes and produce wines that accurately portray the variety, our vineyard and the vintage.At Brigadoon Wine Company we share a family commitment to fine wine and sustainable agriculture, the journey from field to glass.
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