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Winemaking

Everything old is new again… We craft our wines a bit differently at Keeler Estate.

Our natural winemaking style means native yeast fermentations and very little manipulation of the resulting wines. We simply work with what our amazing vineyards offer us each year.

In addition to Stainless Steel and French Oak barrels we also use:
Concrete Eggs
Concrete Dolia
Terracotta Amphorae

Concrete Fermentation Eggs Keeler

Concrete Eggs

We love eggs-plaining why we choose concrete for several of our wines.
The lack of corners means the wine moves easily during fermentation (similar to a vortex) and the small circumference at the top allows the cap to stay submerged.

Basically, the vessel does all the hard work for us, while enhancing the texture and minerality of the wine inside. Each egg holds approximately 70 cases of wine.

We have utilized our eggs for Rose of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but who knows what each harvest will bring.

Darth Vader Wine Amphora

Concrete Dolia

Our beloved “Darth Vader” is a very specialized Nomblot concrete tank inspired by an amphora, and we use it exclusively for our award-winning concrete-aged Pinot Gris. This wine generally shows aromas of ripe pear and sea shells, followed by bright fruit and a silky texture.

The Dolia produces approximately 140 cases of wine; to our knowledge we are the only winery in Oregon that has one!

Learn More About Dolia Here

Amphorae

Terracotta Amphorae

These red clay “urns” were used by the ancient Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans. Similar to concrete, terracotta enhances texture, minerality and imparts a subtle spice.

We have both small and large amphorae, their capacity ranges from approximately 30 to 70 cases. We use them for our limited-production Kabinett-style Riesling.

Learn More About Amphorae Here

Tasting Room Temporarily Closed

To our valued customers and club members,

As of March 17, 2020, our tasting room will be closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus crisis.

However, Keeler Estate is offering next day curbside service for wine purchases.Free delivery of our wines within 25 miles. Website orders will be available for pickup 24 hours after the order has been placed.

Drive-up hours for pick up:
Tuesday – Sunday   Noon – 4:00 pm.

Please give us a call at 503-687-2618 if you are coming to purchase or pick up wine. Give us your name and order, and we will take your order out to your car.

Place wine orders online: http://keelerestatevineyard.orderport.net/wines/Favorites

Our team is available by phone 503-687-2618 or email at beatrice@keelerestatevineyard.com to assist you with orders, shipments, or deliveries.

Our level of gratitude for your support cannot be overstated. We will navigate this together. Thanks to you, our loyal fans, we remain resilient and committed to providing excellent wine experiences one glass at a time.