The Stoller family purchase the property
Bill’s father and uncle purchased our farm in 1943 to raise turkeys. Over the next five decades, they grew the farm from a small family operation into one of Oregon’s largest with nearly 700,000 free-range turkeys at its peak.
Bill Stoller enters the wine industry
He is one of 36 investors in Ridgecrest Vineyards, the first vineyard planted in what would become the prestigious soils of the Ribbon Ridge AVA.
Bill Stoller doubles down in the Oregon wine industry
He purchases his family’s farm with the dream of cultivating a world-class vineyard and becomes a partner in Chehalem Winery.
Stoller makes its first vintage
Bill Stoller decided he wanted a small amount of estate wine to give to friends, family, and colleagues. The first vintage was made at Chehalem Winery.
Melissa Burr hired as first dedicated winemaker
An Oregon native, Melissa had intended to practice naturopathic medicine but discovered her true passion was in wine after an internship with Cooper Mountain Vineyards in 2001.
Stoller begins construction on its winery
Production had grown to almost 1,000 cases, and it was time for the brand and Melissa to have their own winery and boutique tasting room.
Stoller achieves LEED Gold Certification
Our winery was 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 to preserve the quality of the fruit and reduce our environmental footprint.
Stoller opens its state-of-the-art, net-zero tasting room
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 becomes B Corp Certified
As early an adopter, Stoller Family Estate is proud to be the 5th certified B Corp wineries in Oregon. We chose to seek B Corp certification because we believe that all business ought to be conducted as if people and place matter.