J Wrigley Vineyards is an estate vineyard located in the McMinnville AVA of Yamhill County Oregon. McMinnville is the home of the International Pinot Noir Festival, distinguishing Yamhill County as a contender in the global marketplace for award winning wines. We, the Wrigley Family, purchased 200 acres of prime vineyard land in 2006 and planted our first Pinot Noir, Riesling and Pinot Gris vines in October of 2008. In 2011, we added 2 acres of Chardonnay grapes to our varietals. It’s been a joy to share this process of land preparation, planting, tending to the vines and ultimately harvesting the grapes with our family, friends and wine lovers around the world!
Our logo and label with the unmistakable JW was a cattle brand from the over 100 year old Wrigley ranch that John Wrigley grew up on in Burley, Idaho. The JW brand is still being used on the ranch and we have stylized the JW for our wine labels, recognizing the long history of working the land in the Wrigley family. As they say, you can’t take the farm out of the boy.
John has an affinity for understanding the complexity of soils that make Oregon wines so special. Each soil type gives characteristics to the wine. In 2010 we rolled out our J Wrigley label with a 2009 “Mac” Cuvee and a 2010 Pinot Blanc. We hand selected grapes from within the McMinnville AVA and crafted wines that are distinctive to our Coastal foothills viticultural area. Our first estate vintage made its debut in 2011 with 250 cases produced. Today we are producing 2000 cases annually.