Portlandia is a Dundee, Oregon-based winery, rooted in the heart of the Willamette Valley, crafting award winning pinot noir and pinot gris.
The up-and-coming winery was launched only a few years ago, in 2013 by vintner Damian Davis, previously best known for founding Rainier Wine and its famously irreverent Mad Housewife label.
Davis’s 13 years of experience in Northwest has helped him to discover high-quality value for money overlooked Oregon vineyards for his new venture. His aim is to introduce value into the world of boutique, hand-made Oregon wine and make those wines accessible to the everyday table.
Portlandia range is crafted by Oregon veteran winemaker Judy Thoet, who used to work for acclaimed Pinot Noir producer Laurent Montalieu, and includes Oregon-appellated wines with 100 percent recycled kraft paper eye-catching labels, as well as a single vineyard Pinot Noir from the organic and biodynamic Momtazi Vineyard located in the Willamette Valley’s McMinnville AVA.
From the first vintage the reception has been very positive, with double 92-point scores from Wine Enthusiast’s February 2018 issue, for both the 2016 Pinot Gris as well as the 2015 Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir, not to mention double 90-point scores for the 2015 Pinot Noir.