Northwest Wine Company: Oregon's Leading Custom Wine Growing Facility
Northwest Wine Company is a custom wine growing operation specializing in control brands. We control all aspects of grape growing and winemaking from bud break to bottle.
Northwest Wine Company is owned by Laurent and Danielle Montalieu. Laurent was born and educated in Bordeaux, France. He received degrees in Winemaking and Vineyard Management from the Institute of Oenology in Bordeaux.
After working in France, Laurent spent two harvests at Mumm Napa Valley before becoming the head winemaker at Bridgeview in Southern Oregon. In 1995, after seven vintages at Bridgeview, Laurent moved to the Willamette Valley as the first head winemaker and partner at Willakenzie Estate.
While developing the Willakenzie brand, Laurent met another powerful force in the wine industry: Danielle Andrus of Archery Summit in the Willamette Valley and Pine Ridge in the Napa Valley. They fell in love, married, and purchased an 80-acre estate adjacent to the Shea Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. With this property, they started Solena Estate, named after their daughter in 2000. Simultaneous to the establishment of Solena Estate, they founded Northwest Wine Company.
Northwest Wine Company is a custom wine growing operation specializing in control brands. We control all aspects of grape growing and winemaking from bud break to bottle. They remain one of the largest vineyard owners in Oregon today (800acres). All our wines are made from fruit that we farm. Northwest Wine Company is the second largest producer of wine in the state of Oregon. 100% of our vineyards are farmed organically with a biodynamic focus guiding our farming principles.
The state of the art winery allows them to handle all their grapes with great care. They double sort all the fruit that comes in to assure high-quality wines at every level – from value to the most elite, high-end, single-vineyard wines.
Northwest Wine Company Vineyard
Northwest Wine Company’s mission is quite simple: Quality Control In the history, they have produced small lot wines for intimate restaurant groups as well as category leaders for the largest retail wine outlets in the country. Every client is unique and every project is unique. Each control brand is designed with you, for you, and uniquely positioned to bring the most success to your wine program with maximum profitability. They also sell wine in bulk. They look forward to working with you in developing the brand and level of wines that work best for your business.