AVA – Columbia Gorge (both Oregon & Washington)
Our small boutique winery focuses on estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals, annually producing 5,000 cases of wine in total. Vineyard care takes center stage in our wine production, where sustainable agricultural practices combined with careful management of the fruit yields on the vines lead to the noted luxurious intensity within our bottlings.
We first planted our oldest vines of Pinot Noir in 1990, adding a block of Dijon clone Chardonnay two years later. Over the years we have expanded the vineyards and now nurture 34 acres (25 Acres of Pinot Noir, 4.5 acres of Chardonnay and 1/2 acre of Pinot Gris). In addition to our estate fruit, we experiment with growing “alternative whites” just across the Columbia River on Underwood Mountain.
~ Bob Morus
Bob Morus founded and serves as President and Director of Winegrowing for Phelps Creek Vineyards. He moved to Hood River in 1989 with the expressed goal of raising both wine grapes and kids. Today, his children are all grown up and the established estate vineyard consists of 34 acres of breathtaking vines. When not tending the vines or overseeing all production aspects, Bob spends his time commanding a Boeing 777 in international operations for a major airline.
Alexandrine Roy joined us from Burgundy, France as Director of Winemaking. The fourth generation Vigneron continually amazes our team with her timeless techniques steeped in tradition. Originally brought in to produce a special cuvée from our estate Pinot Noir, her role has expanded to contributions that reflect in all of our enchanting wines.