Editor’s note: Brandborg Vineyard and Winery is temporarily closed for wine tasting and events due to the Corona Virus restrictions by the State of Oregon. However, the winery is still open for bottle sales.
Brandorg Vineyard & Winery is located in the Elkton Oregon AVA, the cool-climate Umpqua Valley region favorable for growing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau and other cool-climate varieties.
The award-winning winery, one of five wineries in a five-mile radius, has received major accolades for their superb Gewürztraminer.
The Umpqua Valley has 3000 planted acres, with pinot noir the most planted variety. The Elkton Oregon AVA (American viticultural area) was officially designated in 2013 as a means to differentiate this area from the much warmer microclimates characteristic of most of southern Oregon.
Terry and Sue Brandborg began their search for a cool, coastal climate terroir that would produce harmonious, distinct wines. Their journey of discovery led them to Elkton, Oregon, in the Umpqua Valley near the Southern Oregon coast. They planted the first 5 acres of pinot noir, only the beginning of an eventual 50 acres of vines.