Goodfellow Family Cellars is a winemaker owned and operated winery in Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley. Founded in 2002, and producing approximately 4000 cases annually, they focus on old vines planted in unique and beautiful sites, conscientious farming, and techniques of tradition in the cellar.
Goodfellow Family Cellars wines are all sourced from non-irrigated, sustainably farmed grapes in Oregon's Willamette Valley. They take pride in the long standing relationships with their grower-farmers, and their accumulated knowledge, experience, commitment, and sacrifice.
Goodfellow Family Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is comprised entirely of declassified fruit from our single-vineyard and reserve wines. Fruit is all sourced from sustainably farmed, non-irrigated vineyards with old vines and exceptional character, where we have long standing relationships with the vines and their farmer-owners.
As with all of their Pinot Noirs, fermentations are relatively cool and slow, with native yeast in small 1.5 ton bins. Whole cluster percentages range between 30 and 100%. Punchdowns are done twice a day (after a short early period of pigeage for high whole cluster lots), and free run wine goes directly into barrel where it sits on the lees undisturbed for the duration of elevage. Cooperage is a mixture of new and-used larger format puncheons, and neutral barriques.
They are members of the Deep Roots Coalition, a group of craft oriented wineries committed to sustainable farming and sourcing grapes solely from non-irrigated vines. We do this because it is the responsible choice, and because it produces the highest quality wine with the truest expression of place.