After much anticipation, we completed our brand new beautiful 5000 sq. ft. winery facility here to compliment our 30 acre estate vineyard, just in time for our crush of 2005. It was an exciting process for all of us here at Agate Ridge and we are very proud of our new facility. With an environmentally friendly waste management system, a temperature and humidity controlled barrel room, state of the art laboratory and a new 26 hectoliter press that arrived from Italy, we began the first of many successful vintages with our harvest of 2005.
Agate Ridge Vineyard is proud to announce the appointment of Matthew Cates to the position of Winemaker.
Matthew brings viticulture knowledge from both hemispheres of the world as well as enology educational roots from here in Oregon. Matt plans to bring his skills full circle from vine to wine while coaxing pure varietal expression vintage to vintage.