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Since their first vintage in 1999, owen Roe has strived to produce beautiful wines from superior sites in the Pacific Northwest. A place where the fruit ripens slowly and fully, resulting in excellent acidity and balance. grapes are hand harvested, handled with minimal processing, small-lot fermented and aged in French oak barrels.
Established in 1999, Owen Roe’s emphasis towards Northwest wines has evolved to showcase the unique terroir within the prestigious grape growing regions of the Yakima and Willamette Valleys. Co-Owners, David & Angelica O’Reilly and Ben & Julie Wolff share a passion and history dedicated to fine wines and together, they have developed a diversified portfolio that has been recognized globally by critics, wine writers and consumers.
The map below represents the two appellations in which they source and craft their Northwest wines.
The winery is named after Owen Roe O’Neil, a 17th century Irish Patriot who dedicated his life to upholding the highest principles of political equality and freedom. Owen Roe winery shares his dedication to principle with meticulous attention to every aspect of the wine bottled. Using minimal handling and traditional techniques, Owen Roe uses organic materials in the wine making process and no herbicides or pesticides used in vineyards.
Winemaker David O’Reilly, originally from Ireland, has been working with wine for over 20 years. He first developed interest in wine while attending college in California. After graduating, he began working at a small winery in Santa Barbara. After a few years, he was drawn to Oregon to work at Elk Cover Winery. In 1994, he joined forces with Peter Rosbeck to make wines under the Sineann label and shortly thereafter formed Owen Roe Winery. Over the last 10 years, David has worked to pioneer winemaking in the Yakima Valley AVA. This region presents the new world with an outstanding opportunity to create old world, right bank style wines. David is able to harvest fruit that best translates naturally into his signature style, wines with deep fragrance and lush flavors balanced by elegant structure.
Pictured on right, owners Julie and Ben Wolf (left) and David and Angelica O’Reilly (right) are shown breaking ground in Union Gap for their new winery in 2013.