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Montinore Estate

Montinore Estate

Montinore Estate
3663 SW Dilley Rd
Forest Grove, Oregon
USA 97116
Phone: (503) 359-5012

Contact: Rudy Marchesi
Email: info@montinore.com

When Carlo and Rosa Marchesi arrived in New York City from their tiny village in northern Italy, they realized that they’d have to make do. Not ones to be deterred by more concrete than they’d ever seen in their lives, they gamely planted grapevines in their back yard, fruit trees in the front and crammed their tiny cellar with neat rows of barrels, bottles and preserves.

Fifty years later, their grandson Rudy broke ground on his first commercial vineyard some 100 miles from the Bronx, but not all that far from Carlo and Rosa’s vision of the good life. Rudy raised his two daughters and his little winery through the 1980’s and 90’s, with everyone working together to bring in the harvest, pile up hoses and tote boxes of wine for nice tourists from New York (after homework was done, of course).

Our farming practices reflect these ethics. We cultivate our vineyards according to the strict standards of Biodynamic farming. This means that instead of applying chemical pesticides and herbicides, you might find us spraying chamomile or diluted milk on our grapes. Yep, sounds crazy, but it consistently produces some of the best fruit we’ve tasted. And to make sure our vines have the richest, healthiest soil possible, we interplant them with nitrogen rich cover crops and return our skins, seeds and clippings to the soil each spring as compost.

Winemaker: Rudy Marchesi

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