The Vineyard – Alexeli (pronounced “alex el-ee”) is nestled along the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, in Oregon’s beautiful East Willamette Valley.
Alexeli Vineyard is home to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Muller-Thurgau European grape varietals, planted in 1980 and 1981. A small plot of Syrah was also planted in 2012. Our vines are own rooted and cane pruned on a high wire system to increase sun and wind exposure, thus creating a preventative disease control system that has enabled us to control disease with just sulfur and oils. The grapes are grown with great consideration to our responsibilities as land stewards and our vineyard has achieved certification.
The Wines – Phil Kramer is the owner, winemaker and vineyard manager at Alexeli and the head winemaker for Coopers Hall Winery and Taproom in Portland, a venture for which he is also a partner.