How we started
The desire for Domaine 524 has been around for decades. Working for my grandfather in France during the summer gave me the opportunity to meet and spend time with Andre and Francis Poirel in Quarts de Chaume. It was enough time for me to understand that someday I would own a vineyard. My wife shared that vision and together, after an anniversary trip to Oregon sparked our imaginations, we found our dream.
We began by clearing the areas that were most attractive for vineyard planting, but made sure to leave as much of the natural beauty and wildlife habitat as possible. Those restrictions limited us to eleven net acres of vines, but ensured that we would minimally disturb our natural surroundings.We are very happy about the balance we have created between vineyard and nature corridor.
One of the wonderful things about the Willamette Valley is the collegial atmosphere within the wine community. Consequently, our plantings were the result of numerous conversations with many of Oregon’s leading viticulturists and we willingly drew on their experiences. We are thrilled with the results and cannot wait for you to try our wines.
Our desire is not simply to make another wine, but to create a wine that has a purpose. A wine that helps convey friendship and love. A wine that helps people create the special memories on which a good life is built.