Story Estate is born
In January 2003 the Story estate is purchased as unplanted acreage, the ltos are planned and divided
First vines planted
In April 2003 we planted our first pinot noir clones from our sister vineyard in Bordeaux, France.
Our first test harvest
We pull our first grapes and produce our first testing batch from the vines.
Selling our first bottle
All great things take time and in June 2007, four years after planting our first clones we began selling our wines.
Gold Decanter Award
In January of 2010 our hard work paid off with a gold medal at the Decanter awards in France.
In 2016 the second generation step in to take over daily operations with out three daughters running the show.
The Story family founded the Heritage Estate in 2003. Through a combination of care and toil, we’ve slowly grown into one of the largest contiguous vineyards in the Willamette valley.
We carefully tend each vine to create our award-winning wines with an authentic sense of place. At Heritage we put all of our love into the land. In the early years we focused on vineyard development and landscaping.
Marketing & Distribution
We put all of our love into the land. In the early years we focused on vineyard development and landscaping. Every building on the property, including the tasting room and winery, has had a tractor driven through it, as their original utility was equipment storage. The beauty of the estate is what inspired our family to come to Oregon. Our goal is to enhance and share that natural beauty with others through thoughtful winemaking, sustainable practices and habitat conservation.
You need great grapes to make great wine. Each vineyard at Left Coast contains a wide variety of clonal and rootstock combinations, elevations, row orientations and soil compositions. A microcosm of flavors, sugars, and acidity can be found in each block of vines. Get to know the vineyards that make our wines.