History & Geography
Second careers, a well-planned next chapter, the pursuit of their shared passion, Proprietors, Bill Sweat and Donna Morris weaved the kernels of Winderlea over milestone birthdays and anniversaries, travels to their favorite wine regions, and nightly dinners with a bottle of wine after good and not so good days at the office. In the early 90s they fell in love with Oregon Pinot noir. They believe it is due in large part to Oregon’s unique climate and soils paired with the heritage of artisanal craftsmanship and an obsession with making small lots of the highest quality wine. On a practical level Bill and Donna found the Oregon wine community to be a collaborative one – where newcomers are welcomed, tutored and expected to perfect their craft. In 2006 they relocated from Boston and have made Dundee, Oregon their home. They're committed to continuing the traditions of responsible stewardship of the land and the highest quality artisan winemaking.