Vitis Ridge

(503) 873-9800 6685 Meridian Rd NE
Silverton, OR 97381
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Vitis Ridge has five partners, including Glen Brunger, Chris and Sharon Deckelmann and Bruce and Sally Eich. Chris and Bruce began making wine in the Deckelmann’s garage over fifteen years ago. What began as a hobby has turned into a serious craft. Five years ago Glen became Chief Winemaker for Vitis Ridge. Glen has been making wine more than 20 years and over his last five years at Vitis Ridge has increased the number of varietals produced from five to eighteen. Chris and Bruce still lend their hands and expertise in crafting our wines but Chris is the grape grower. Along with his wife Sharon, the Deckelmanns currently grow six varietals of grapes on over 80 acres. Sharon also plans and books events for the winery. Bruce and Sally can be found at most events and festivals pouring wine and chatting with visitors, additionally Sally is the office manager for the winery. – Description from Alejandro

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Marechal Foch

    Marechal Foch (aka. Foch, Kuhlmann 188-2) is a vigorous, early-ripening variety, with good winter hardiness. It is we...

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  • They've had vitis vinifera in Japan for 1200+ years, thanks to the Silk Road. Unfortunately conditions here are difficult (particularly mold and mildew), and it's only since the 20th century, and the latter part of it at that,  that they've really made any effort on wine.Japan is a whole different country when it comes to wine, unfortunately. Th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic In the Vineyard

  • I think OT had a thread in Berserkers all about pictures of vines and vineyards...tried to find one on here but came up short. There was some talk of Limerick Lane (has a nice ring to it) on here recently, I believe Mark has some of the wines. Just now I noticed a nice picture of some Limerick Lane Vineyard rows posted to Facebook by Adam of Sid... Read More

    Forum post in the topic In the Vineyard

  • Oh, man, I got here kind of late!  I agree with the basic science that GregT is talking about BUT there is a difference in dry farmed grapes and irrigated vineyards.  OT is correct that the drip irrigated vines need to be grubbed up sooner.  Grapes, unlike a lot of other things, can survive--thrive, even-- on poor soils by sending down roots ver... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So, Have You Heard of This?

  • California "Old Vine" wines, Zinfandel, especially, have been getting a lot of attention in the last few years.  I, certainly, have been paying more attention to them, lately, mostly as a result of the postings of Outthere on some of the historic vineyards in his neck of the woods.  He interested me enough to join the Historic Vineyard Society, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So, Have You Heard of This?

  • Our friend, Outthere, has made us aware of the Historic Vineyard Society, and I, personally, have enjoyed reading about his experiences with the society, and his interactions with some of the producers who source from these vineyards.  Yesterday, Mrs. Emark handed me an article entitled "The Battle for America's Oldest Vines" that she had clippe... Read More

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  • During the Rose virtual tasting, some folks started talking about the various ways to make rose.  (Bleed off wine early from red maceration, shorten contact between skins and wine, mix red and white, which is banned some places).  But someone said that all grapes have white flesh.  Almost perfectly true, but there is a very small group of grapes... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Red Grapes, with red flesh.

  • Vitis Ridge Marechal Foch Willamette Valley 2007


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  • does anyone know of a reasonable spicey wine for autumn? I've heard Beringer makes a 'wirches brew' but can't find it anywhere....any one?   Read More

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