SchöneTal Cellars is a family-owned pico-producing winery focused on crafting premium Pinot Noir with minimal intervention. Paying tribute to their German heritage, the name is derived from the “Schöne”, meaning beautiful, and “Tal”, meaning valley, which expresses their view of the Willamette Valley for its bio-diversity, agricultural richness, stunning landscapes and history.
The winemaking style is simple but complex in structure. The foundation is sourcing quality fruit from vineyards that prescribe to sustainability, and sound viticultural practices. Followed by a diligently managed artisan vinfied process of producing small lots of unfiltered and unfined quality wines that showcase the natural elegance and sensuality of an Oregon Pinot Noir. We focus on harvesting the fruit at a time when the flavors have naturally developed in the vineyard, allow fermentation to occur spontaneously from indigenous yeast, manual punchdowns (no pumpovers), and neutral oak barrels for elevage.