Erath Vineyards

503-538-3318 9409 NE Worden Hill Road
Dundee, OR 97115
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Erath wines are an expression of the land that the winery has cultivated for more than 40 years, longer than any other winery in the Dundee Hills of Oregon. The red, iron-rich Jory soils, combined with gentle breezes and warming sunshine of a marine climate, have bestowed upon Dundee a terroir of note. It has given rise to the handcrafting phenomenon, and the art of Pinot. As one of Oregon’s wine pioneers, Dick Erath had always been as tenacious in his approach to Pinot as the Pinot grape is stubborn. The engineer-turned-viticulturist was first inspired to pursue winemaking in 1965 after an early garage experiment. After completing coursework at UC-Davis in 1968, Erath relocated his family from California to the untamed red hills of Dundee. An unheated logger’s cabin on 49 acres would serve as home – and ad hoc winery – for several years. The following spring, he planted the Dundee Hill’s first wine grapes – 23 varieties. Pinot Noir flourished. By 1972, Erath had Read more »

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  • Pinot Blanc

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  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Erath Pinot Noir Oregon 2010


    Nice nose but not as full as I hoped. Read More

    Wine review by ceekaynj

  • Erath Pinot Noir Oregon 2010


    A beautiful floral nose, intriguing scents in the back are quite enticing. The perfect blend to lead your first sip. Perfect light and floral taste on the front (much like the nose) with a gradual transition to the back of the tongue with light tannins and a smooth spice on the finish. You hardly notice the alcohol as it blends so smoothly i... Read More

    Wine review by cAdley

  • Erath Pinot Noir NV


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    Wine review by garrettgroves

  • After a quick tour of the winery, we settled in at the bar and sampled a couple of Remy’s fantastic single vineyard Italian varietal wines: The 2009 Illahe Vineyard Oregon Lagrein and the 2009 Rosebud Vineyard Washington Barbera. The Lagrein was a super dark and inky red color in the glass with a glowing halo of bright ruby red. Vibrant aromas o... Read More

    From the article Robust Italian Varietals in the Heart of Oregon Pinot Noir Country

  • Erath la Nuit Magique Pinot Noir 2009


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    Wine review by dlellis

  • Erath la Nuit Magique Pinot Noir 2009


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    Wine review by Americo Valdes

  • Erath Vineyards Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Estate Selection 1998


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    Wine review by asabbott

  • I am a dyed in the wool fan of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlots, Sangiovese's and a few Chardonnays and Pinot Grigio's. I am trying to widen my spectrum to include Pinot Noir's. I live in the Pacific Northwest so the Pinot Noir's are readily available due to the large varieties from Oregon.Before I embark on purchasing some different brands I would l... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir's

  • Erath la Nuit Magique Pinot Noir 2009


    Light fruity flavors, friendly tannins. I personally liked the Erath 08 better. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Erath Pinot Noir Estate Selection Willamette 2009


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    Wine review by lstaz1230

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