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Daedalus Cellars Company

Daedalus Cellars Company

Daedalus Cellars Company
10505 NE Red Hills Rd
Dundee, Oregon
USA 97115
Phone: 503.537.0727

Contact: Pam Walden
Email: info@daedaluscellars.com

Daedalus Cellars is the dream of its owner, winemaker and originator, Aron Hess. In 1996, during an afternoon swooning once again over Red Burgundy, he resolved to move to Oregon--sight unseen--and make Pinot Noir himself. Following a trip to Pamplona and an unfortunate incident with a young steer, Aron returned to the United States to recuperate and finish his graduate thesis. Five months later, he moved to Oregon with everything he owned in the back of a borrowed car, $1,500 in his pocket, a clear vision and unwavering determination.

In 2000, after time spent working for Flynn Vineyards, and on his assent to head winemaker for Rex Hill Vineyards, Aron realized his dream when he and Pam Walden started Daedalus Cellars. The first production was four barrels of Pinot Noir from Phelps Creek Vineyard. The wine was bottled into ninety-seven 12-bottle cases and thus was born Daedalus Cellars. Ten years later Daedalus has grown to around 3800 cases annually.

Winemaker: Aron Hess

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