About the Winery
Brittan Vineyards was founded by veteran winemaker Robert Brittan and his wife Ellen, who left Napa Valley to pursue their dream of making cool climate Pinot Noir in Oregon. The Brittan’s purchased their 128-acre property in the foothills of the Coastal Range in the McMinnville AVA, where they have 29 acres planted to Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Robert brings extensive viticultural and winemaking experience to their venture, having worked as winemaker at Far Niente, St. Andrew’s and Stags’ Leap Winery before heading north to the Willamette Valley. On his rocky, exposed hillside Robert believes he has found a vineyard site that allows him to craft wines that speak of a unique place. The Pinot noirs from Brittan are intense, rich wines that have great structure, yet are balanced, elegant and very age-worthy. Ellen and Robert now reside at their home at Brittan Vineyards in McMinnville, where they intend to spend the rest of their lives doing what they love to do, growing and making fine wines and sharing them with fellow hedonists.