Bergstrom Wines

THE BERGSTRöM STORY

When John and Karen Bergström began Bergström Wines, they wanted to start a business that would become a legacy for their children and pay tribute to John's agricultural Swedish upbringing. With these dreams in mind, the couple moved from Portland to Dundee, where they planted the Bergström Vineyard on a gentle, 13-acre, south-facing slope overlooking the wide expanses of the Willamette Valley. In 1999, Josh Bergström, the fourth of five children, returned home to Dundee from a postgraduate program in Viticulture and Enology in the Burgundy region of France. With him, he brought his fiancée Caroline, and the two were married that fall in the Bergström Vineyard. Bergström Wines was also born that fall as the young couple harvested their first vintage of Pinot Noir from high-quality fruit purchased at a neighboring winery. Currently, Josh is general manager, winemaker and vineyard manager at Bergström Wines, and Caroline manages the sales team.

Our family business traces its roots to our father John Bergström's Swedish heritage and the love he developed for the Pacific Northwest. John grew up in a small agricultural and logging village in northern Sweden. As a young teenager, he set out by himself for Oregon, eager to follow the American dream of creating a life better than the one he knew as a child. Ultimately, he became a surgeon, created a successful medical practice and raised five children in his new homeland. After many years, John decided to return to his agricultural roots and pursue his dream of winegrowing, eventually founding Bergström Winery. Today, John and Karen Bergström are proud parents who have helped establish a flourishing business and who enjoy traveling the world sharing Bergström Wines and its vision with fellow wine enthusiasts.

Bergström Wines consists of five estate vineyards totaling 84 acres that span across four of the Willamette Valley's best appellations: The Bergström Vineyard, Silice Vineyard, Winery Block, Gregory Ranch and Le Pré du Col. Each estate vineyard is farmed without the use of harsh chemicals, systemic or fertilizers, and the winery produces approximately 10,000 cases of ultra-premium and extremely sought-after wine each year, including two Chardonnays and nine different Pinot Noirs.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Bergström Wines believes that the greatest source of new world Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays is Oregon's Willamette Valley. It is from this cool climate promised land that true terroir and classic, noble varietal expression can be found through careful stewarding of vineyards and wines. We believe in attention to detail, respect for the land and products of purity that pair with local fresh foods and can age and develop for years in the cellar.

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Bergstrom 'Shea Vnyd' Pinot Noir 2016
This wine is a light bright beautiful red ruby color and has a lifted aromatic perfume and tart cherry pastilles, violets, rhubarb, pomegranate, wild cane berries, mint and tomato leaf. There is also a hint of incense. rare woods and savory herb garden. The Shea Vineyard 2016 is silky in texture
Item Number: 29302
Bottle:$56.95
Case: $341.70
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Bergstrom 'Cumberland Reserve' Pinot Noir 2015
Vinous 92 "Limpid ruby-red. Highly perfumed scents of raspberry liqueur, cola and five-spice powder, along with a suave floral overtone. Sweet, nicely concentrated red fruit and floral pastille flavors are underscored by suggestions of spicecake and cola. Takes a turn to darker fruits on the
Item Number: 26936
Bottle:$35.95
Case: $431.40
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Bergstrom 'Shea Vnyd' Pinot Noir 2014
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 92 "Josh Bergstrom is Shea Vineyard's largest client, drawing from a 15-acre parcel. The vineyard usually makes his most robust wine.So it is here, the fruit dark and tannic, with a sleek caramel oak accent in the service of black plum and blackberry flavors. With air the oak takes a

Bergstrom Sigrid Chardonnay 2014
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Crisp and vibrant, with minerally quince and floral flavors, finishing on a spicy note. Has presence, complexity and depth, playing mature elements against a youthful structure. Drink now through 2022. 500 cases made."  –HS   From Pruning in January to Harvest in October, our

Bergstrom 'Cumberland Reserve' Pinot Noir 2014
92  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 91 "Coming from the best barrels from five vineyards, this label is what Josh Bergstrom considers the essence of the Willamette Valley. Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve has notes of black cherries, black raspberries and red currents with hints

Bergstrom 'Shea Vnyd' Pinot Noir 2009
Wine & Sprits 91  The 2015 vintage marks 12 years of Bergström Wines working with Shea Vineyard. Of the 140 acres planted in this world class vineyard site, 15 acres of fruit comes to our winery, making us the largest producing client of the 22 wineries working with the Sheas.   These steep and

Bergstrom 'Cumberland Vynd' Pinot Noir 2010
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 " Fresh red raspberry and red currant tinged with rose hip and cardamom all entertain the nose, and a palate that displays palpably high extract but polished, silken, texture and levity as well. Mouthwateringly juicy and salt-tinged as well as glycerol-rich, revealing toasty nut

Bergstrom 'Cumberland Vynd' Pinot Noir 2008
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "The Bergstrom Pinot Noirs begin with the 2008 Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve which sports an alluring nose of mineral, earth notes, spice box, black cherry, and black raspberry. Firm on the palate with layered, spicy fruit packed into its ample (14.1% alcohol) frame, it displays

Bergstrom 'Shea Vnyd' Pinot Noir 2009
"The mighty Shea Vineyard lies smack dab in the middle of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, an area known for its ancient and shallow sandy soils on beds of Sandstone and Shale. This vineyards name conjures up images of large scaled, hedonistic wines of great spice and ripe fruit character. The wine from

Bergstrom 'Cumberland Vynd' Pinot Noir Reserve 2009
92  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 92 "The 2009 Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve, a blend of vineyards with Shea and De Lancellotti playing the leading roles. Dark in color for the vintage, it displays an earthy minerality, violets, cedar, black cherry, and black raspberry. Dense and rich on the palate with lots of

Bergstrom 'Bergstrom Vnyd' Pinot Noir 2009
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 WE TOP 100 2012 Cellar Selection Rank 25  "Sourced entirely from the biodynamic estate vineyard, this extraordinary wine delivers compact, complex, detailed aromas and flavors in perfect proportion. The blueberry and cherry fruit is wreathed in dried herbs and flowers. Fourteen

Bergstrom 'Shea Vnyd' Pinot Noir 2006
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 "The 2006 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard comes from one the Willamette Valley's most renowned terroirs. Deeper colored than its predecessors, it has a plummy, dark-fruited bouquet, with notes of violets and damp earth. Round and ripe, it offers up spicy black cherry and black raspberry

Bergstrom 'Dr. Bergstrom' Riesling 2006
 "The 2006 Dr. Bergstrom Riesling has an explosive aromatic profile of lychee nuts, Quince, marshmallow candies, tropical and citrus fruits. It almost smells more like a German Scheurebe. The mouthfeel is rich and ripe with a full-bodied character for a Riesling with the tropical and citrus fruit

Bergstrom 'Cumberland Vnyd' Pinot Noir 2006
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Smooth and ripe, with a meaty edge to the blackberry and cherry flavors, turning toward dark chocolate as the finish lingers generously." BIODYNAMIC PRODUCTION