Hours: 12-6 Sat-Sun
Angela Estate is a charming 34-acre vineyard located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. We are planted with pinot noir clones: Wadenswil, Dijon 777 and 115 in 2006 and 2007 primarily. Our soils are ancient marine sedimentary with a range of elevation from 200 – 400’ in a wide band. Our vines sit on a unique east-west ridge on a south-facing slope called the Savannah Ridge. We practice nutrition-based farming in the vineyard that uses soil and plant analysis to provide a localized approach to supply the vines with the nutrients they need where they need it.
Our owner is Antony Beck, who named the winery for his beloved wife Angela. The couple and their five children reside in Lexington, KY on their thoroughbred horse farm, Gainesway. It was there that they met and befriended Ken Wright.
Ken Wright is our esteemed winemaker who uses the grapes from our vineyard to craft a signature style for Angela Estate. This is a custom-crush project for Wright and the only wine he makes other than his own. Currently, Angela Estate produces less than 2,500 9-liter cases per year.
Antony Beck also owns a winery in South Africa named Graham Beck (after his father). This South African winery also grows pinot noir, but most is used in sparkling wine production. Antony is passionate about pinot noir and represents the only South African wine influence in Oregon.