Founded by two Lane County wine grape-growing families, Territorial Vineyards & Wine Company vinifies what it grows. Dig the elegance and distinction of site-driven wines built with viticultural grooviness and oenological prowess.
The Wine Room is open to the public for tasting, drinking and purchasing Thursday through Saturday from Five to question mark featuring Live Music Thursdays and Fridays. This is an intimate, up-close and personal live music experience not to be missed.
While our vineyards are indeed nestled, tucked, and stitched into the lush, gently rolling foothills of the coast range, our winery has a decidedly urban setting. Just a couple blocks east of the Blair Boulevard historic district in Eugene's funky and thriving Whiteaker neighborhood, our facility is centrally located and easy to find
From the blank slate of a 12,000 square foot coffee warehouse we are able to design and build a fully modern, state-of-the-art winemaking facility. From the indoor crush pad to the in-house climate controlled case storage, we have created a winery that is particularly well suited to intimate and gentle handling of both fruit and finished goods.
With relatively small production levels, an efficient floor plan and plenty of room, wine maker John Jarboe is able to closely monitor and intimately 'know' every lot and every barrel from crush through bottling. Pinot Noir lots, for example, are fermented, vinified and aged separately by vineyard, by clone and further by free-run and hardpress. With this high degree of specificity John is able to experiment with a wide range of French oak barrels taking the best from a range of coopers and forests. While this makes for a grueling regimen of tasting and selection at blending time we accept this burden as all part of a day's work.
Alan and Jeff manage their vineyards for quality alone. Since we wear both hats, grower and producer, we are free of the common dynamic often setting the farmer and winery at odds in terms of production levels, grape contracts and vineyard expenses associated with proactive, labor-intensive approach to viticulture. Since it will show up eventually in the bottle, we spare no expense or effort in our vineyards to raise the very best fruit our sites can yield. This means religious adherence to sustainable, low-impact farming methods combined with aggressive crop and canopy management. Through annual soil sampling and amelioration via organic amendments we feed the soils first, allowing the soils to feed the vines. We are thus able to ensure long-term vineyard health in addition to superior fruit quality year in and year out.
All of our vineyards are certified sustainable and salmon safe by LIVE.