Allen and Jill Methven’s family spans the United States with ties in Michigan, Texas, California, New York, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska but their heart exists in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. It is here, near their home in the Eola Hills, that they have planted vineyards dedicated to the grapes that have made this area famous. Methven Family Vineyards exclusively produces estate varietals of chardonnay, gamay noir, pinot gris, pinot noir, and reisling in extremely small lots, each hand selected for quality and consistency. The winery also sells its premium grapes to vintners in Oregon and has a custom crush program to craft signature wines by request.
But it’s not only the integrity of their award-winning wines that’s distinctive. One of the most rewarding aspects for Jill and Allen is welcoming guests to the vineyards. Visitors are greeted with a unique and congenial experience at the tasting room, which is beautifully situated amid the vines. Allen and Jill also dabble in beekeeping and cultivating blueberries at their vineyards. But winemaking is their true labor of love, and the sharing of their premier wine with others is the biggest reward, whether it’s on the property or outside of Oregon.