Menu
503.864.3404
Cart 0 items: $0.00

TRADE & MEDIA

For trade and media inquiries, please contact Michelle Kaufmann

Fact Sheet & Logo


 

Winery Overview

At Stoller, our roots run deep. The family established the property in 1943 and the vineyard 50 years later. Pioneering Oregonian and founder Bill Stoller purchased his family’s second-generation farm in 1993, guided by the vision of cultivating an enduring legacy for his family’s land. Over the last 25 years, he has patiently transformed the 400-acre property into are the largest contiguous vineyard in Oregon’s Dundee Hills. 

We control every step of the winegrowing and winemaking process, from pruning to bottling and everything in between. Melissa Burr, VP of Winemaking, works in concert with Jason Tosch, VP of Vineyard Operations, to oversee the site’s continued refinement. Together, they steward Bill Stoller’s legacy. The result is award-winning wines that are balanced, complex, and consistently exceptional.

Much has changed from the original Stoller family farm, but two things remain constant: our pioneering spirit and commitment to our farm. We continuously seek new ways to refine and protect our legacy, so that it can thrive for generations to come. Our winery was the first in the world to receive LEED Gold certification, attesting that our winery is sustainably built and environmentally friendly. 

Featuring three guest houses, as well as a state-of-the-art tasting room with panoramic views of the vineyard, we are honored to be named Best Tasting Room in the Nation by USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice poll in 2018 and Oregon’s Most Admired Winery by the Portland Business Journal for four consecutive years.

Estate Vineyard

Stoller Family Estate is the largest contiguous vineyard in Oregon’s Dundee Hills, spanning 400 acres, with 224 under vine.

The vineyard is divided into 101 meticulously-farmed sections at elevations ranging from 220 to 640 feet. The property features eight planted varieties: Pinot Noir (70%), Chardonnay (25%), as well as Aligoté, Gamay Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Riesling,  Syrah, Tempranillo, and Viognier. Our Pinot Noir clonal selection include Pommard, Wädenswil, 777, 667, 113, 114, 115, 828, 943, Calera, Mt. Eden, Swan, Martiti, and Jackson. Our Chardonnay, the largest estate planting in Oregon, features Dijon clones 76, 95, 96, and 548.

Our site features a warmer microclimate, due to the surrounding mountains, that allows for a more consistent ripening. To continue to elevate the quality of the fruit, we combine sustainable farming practices, innovative techniques, and scientific research. Stoller is LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology), Salmon Safe, and B Corp certified. Our innovative techniques include solar-powered weather stations providing up-to-the-minute data during harvest, a recycling tunnel sprayer to minimize drift, and an irrigation system fed by a rain pond and wells on the property.

Winery Design & Visitor Information

Our winery is the first in the world to achieve LEED Gold certification. As part of achieving LEED certification, we blend traditional gravity flow winemaking with energy-efficient systems, and waste-water reclamation to preserve the quality of the fruit and reduce our environmental footprint.

Our tasting room combines environmental sustainability and high-efficiency design. Notable design features include a green roof, skylights, salvaged timber, and EV charging stations for electric vehicles. 

Stoller was the first Northwest winery to produce solar energy. Located on the main south-facing roofs, our solar arrays generate enough power to make the estate energy neutral.

Both buildings were designed by Ernest Munch, Architect Urban Planner, LLC, a Portland-based specialist in environmentally-inspired architecture.

Join us in our Tasting Room seven days a week from 11 am - 5 pm. Our tasting flight is $20 and waived with a two bottle purchase. Cheese and charcuterie boards or items à la carte are available to purchase and enjoy while tasting. Outside food is always welcome outside on our lawn and patio.

Estate Wine List & Tiers

Legacy

These wines meticulously crafted from some of our oldest plantings, with each wine named after a member of the Stoller family.​

  • LaRue's ($65): Named after our matriarch, this wine is comprised of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from higher elevation section on our estate.
  • Elsie's ($65): Named after Bill Stoller’s aunt, this wine is comprised of Dijon clones planted in 1995.
  • Helen's ($75): Named after Bill Stoller’s aunt, this wine is made primarily from the Wädenswil clone of Pinot Noir, planted in 1997.
  • Nancy's ($75): Named after Bill Stoller’s sister, this wine is made primarily from the Pommard clone of Pinot Noir, planted in 1999.
  • Ruth's ($100): Named after Bill Stoller’s mother, this wine is sourced from our oldest section of Pommard in the vineyard, planted in 1995.
  • William H Stoller ($125): Paying tribute to our founder, this wine is an exclusive assemblage of our oldest Pinot Noir sections. We only craft two barrels of this complex and nuanced wine.

 

Reserve

Flagship wines blended from barrel selections of some of our older plantings.

  • Chardonnay ($40): Our Reserve Chardonnay is a blend of our oldest Dijon vines on the property, which were planted in 1995.
  • Pinot Noir ($50): Our Reserve Pinot Noir is a blend of some of our oldest Pinot Noir clones, planted between 1995 and 2001.

Dundee Hills

Designed to be approachable and affordable, these wines represent a mosaic of our estate.

  • Chardonnay ($25): Our Dundee Hills Chardonnay is fermented in Stainless Steel tanks, a technique that keeps the wine lively and bright. It is very citrus and mineral driven and very refreshing.
  • Rosé ($25): Pinot Noir Rosé has been a cornerstone of our production for more than a decade. Comprised of various clones of Pinot Noir, we intentionally craft our Rosé to be balanced and bright by whole cluster pressing and fermenting it in stainless steel.
  • Pinot Noir ($30): A mosaic of Pinot Noir from our estate, this wines a classic representation of the Dundee Hills, showcasing our site’s bright, pure fruit.

Single Acre

Limited production wines from our micro-plantings of single acres on our estate.

  • Pinot Blanc ($25)
  • Riesling ($25)
  • Syrah ($40)
  • Tempranillo ($40) 

Winery Management

Bill Stoller | Owner & Founder

Bill was born here on the property and raised on the family farm outside of Dayton, Oregon. He received a degree in business and economics from Pacific University, as well as an MBA from Portland State University. In 1983, Bill co-founded Express Employment Professionals, currently the largest privately-held staffing company in the world, with over 600 offices in four countries. Additionally, in 2001, he founded Xenium, a human resources outsource company. This business success has enabled Bill to pursue his passion of wine and to contribute to his community. True to his Oregon upbringing, Bill sees himself as a custodian of the land he loves, and cares deeply about sustainability and environmental protection.

Gary Mortensen | President

As president of the Stoller Wine Group, Gary brings 18 years of senior leadership in the Oregon wine industry. In six short years with the company, he has grown production from 20,000 cases to more than 160,000 across four brands.

Gary loves disruption, innovation and pushing boundaries regardless of the industry or application: from taking a fresh look at a mature industry (wine) to being involved in bleeding-edge technology that changes how we do things. Through these lenses, Gary is the driving force realizing Bill Stoller’s vision of refining and protecting our legacy, so that it can thrive for generations to come.

 

Melissa Burr | VP of Winemaking

Melissa Burr, an Oregon native, has a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University. She had intended to practice naturopathic medicine but discovered her true passion was in wine after an internship with Cooper Mountain Vineyards in 2001. In 2003, Melissa joined Stoller Family Estate as the winery’s first dedicated winemaker.

In her role, she leads the winemaking production team across the Stoller Wine Group. Working in concert with the vineyard, sales, and marketing teams, Melissa oversees the continual refinement of our five brands, while acting as a steward of Bill Stoller’s legacy.

In 2013, Melissa partnered with Bill Stoller to launch History, a brand dedicated to paying homage to historic vineyards in the Pacific Northwest. The collection will continue to evolve, telling more stories these esteemed vineyards and the people who started them.

With a 15-year tenure, Melissa enjoys the creative and natural process of winemaking and the dynamic nature of the Oregon wine industry. The constant evolution of every new vintage pushes her to learn more about her craft.

Jason Tosch | VP of Vineyard Operations

A native of Oregon’s Tualatin Valley, Jason Tosch has made his career farming premium wine grapes. An Oregon State University graduate with a degree in horticulture, focusing on small fruits and berries, Jason has served in leadership roles for the Oregon wine industry’s wine research and sustainability-focused communities.

In his role, Jason oversees 585-acres across four estate properties, while cultivating relationships with high-end growers throughout the state. With his vineyard team, Jason grows high quality wines that reflect the vintage. His love of Oregon drives his holistic approach to viticulture and the connectivity to the surrounding forests and biodiversity-rich areas. The growth of the Stoller Wine Group suits Jason’s skillset. His shared core vision will allow the Stoller Wine Group to carefully scale while increasing wine quality and farm-land stewardship.

 

Photo Library

Please provide appropriate photo credit



Winery & Tasting Room aerial
Photo Credit: Mike Haverkate
Download



VP of Winemaking, Melissa Burr, in winery sampling
Photo Credit: Brie Mullin
Download



Tasting Room Harvest Sunrise
Photo Credit: Austin Raz
Download



VP of Winemaking, Melissa Burr
Photo Credit: Carolyn Wells-Kramer
Download



VP of Winemaking,  Melissa Burr
Photo Credit: Andrea Johnson
Download



Vineyard view from tasting room
Photo Credit: Mike Haverkate
Download



Viticulturist, Erica Miller
Photo Credit: Carolyn Wells-Kramer
Download



View from Tasting Room
Photo Credit: Mike Haverkate
Download



Tasting Room view of solar panels
Photo Credit: Mike Haverkate
Download

 



Tasting Room interior
Photo Credit: Carolyn Wells-Kramer
Download

 



Tasting Room exterior
Photo Credit: Andrea Johnson
Download

 



Tasting room at night
Photo Credit: Mike Haverkate
Download

 



Reserve Pinot Noir bottle with glasses
Photo Credit: Carolyn Wells-Kramer
Download



Bill Stoller tasting
Photo Credit: Andrea Johnson
Download



Bill Stoller
Photo Credit: Andrea Johnson
Download

Bill and LaRue Stoller
Photo Credit: Carolyn Wells Kramer
Download