Durant at Red Ridge Farms
Rooted in the Landscape of the West
For more than 46 years, our family has grown wine grapes, acting as stewards of the land on the hillside we call home. Since then our vision has grown to include Durant Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, award winning Durant Olive Mill extra virgin olive oil, Durant Culinary, Durant Body Care, a specialty plant nursery, gift shop, overnight lodging, event spaces and expansive gardens.
Our history here in the Willamette Valley – now spanning 5 generations – began with English Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Italian Prunes, and Cherries. In 1973 our family was among the first in Oregon to attempt growing wine grapes in the Dundee Hills. We believe that great wine is not created in the cellar; it is nurtured and shaped by the land. Durant Vineyards wines reflect the true nature of each vintage, the unique terroir of the Dundee Hills and our family’s meticulous farming methods.
In keeping with our spirit as a trailblazer, we planted olives in 2004, establishing one of the first orchards in Oregon. With the first, and to date only, commercial olive mill in Oregon, we are able to handcraft signature Durant Olive Mill olive oils with their own distinctive aromas and flavors. While honoring the old world tradition of olive oil production, we believe in the potential for creating unique, world class olive oils right here in Oregon.
Our family has a deep and lasting connection to the land. We readily acknowledge that we are the caretakers of this small piece of land here in the Dundee Hills that we will ultimately pass down to future generations.