"Bright nose of strawberry and fresh squeezed citrus. Fresh and lively on the palate with flavors of apricot, summer berries and lemonade with a quenching, bubbly finish." Winery Notes
Planet Oregon Wines are a responsibly delicious choice. We farm our grapes sustainably, protecting streams and rivers from run-off that can harm fish and other wildlife. We monitor carbon emissions, energy use, and waste production to ensure the only mark we leave on this Planet is a wine stain or two.
Oregon is a world renowned wine region in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Our grapes are farmed in the Willamette Valley, a diverse landscape of rolling hills and ancient soils sandwiched between the Coastal and Cascade Ranges, a mere 30 miles to the Pacific Ocean. This is the New Worlds most promising wine region.
A portion of our profits from the sale of Planet Oregon wines are donated to the Oregon Environmental Council. Their work ensures Oregonians live healthier lives because our air, water and land are cleaner; our food is sustainably produced; and the products, energy and transportation we rely on are safer for our environment.
Soter VineyardsView all from Soter Vineyards
In the mid-1980s, Tony Soter began working as a consulting winemaker in the Napa Valley, assisting luminaries such as Araujo, Niebaum-Coppola, Shafer, Spottswoode, Viader and Dalla Valle. In 1982, he established his own winery – Etude – where he focused on Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon of noteworthy caliber and artisan focus. After years of mentoring and encouraging some of Napa Valley's most respected growers and winemakers, he ended his consulting roles to focus exclusively on Soter Vineyards and his family in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The Soter's sole Estate vineyard today, Mineral Springs Ranch, is a 240-acre savanna-like oak woodland and grazing land located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. It is the home to 30 acres of Pinot Noir originally planted in 2002. Two acres of Chardonnay were included in the 2006 plantings and are devoted entirely to method champenoise sparkling wine production. Located just east of the town of Carlton, the ranch is perched on a mesa with gentle slopes and commanding views of the surrounding Yamhill-Carlton District. Our production facilities and hospitality buildings are here as well, allowing us complete control of all operations.
Farming Practice:Practicing Organic