Siltstone Wine is the culmination of life in the vineyard.The story begins in Sacramento, California well before the first modern-day vines were planted in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
In Sacramento the Myers family; parents Tucson and Lonnie, and sons Mark and Joel, lived across the street from another young couple, Charles and Shirley Coury and their two boys, Brad and Charley. Charles was studying Enology and Viticulture at nearby UC Davis, and at the time was finishing his Masters thesis on growing Pinot noir in cool climates in the Western United States. Through the Courys, the Myers met other young students in the UC Davis program; Werner Koblet and David Lett.
In the mid-sixties Joel's father accepted a position with the State of Oregon and moved his family to Silverton, Oregon. Both Coury and Lett had moved north and were carving vineyards out of orchards, pastures and blackberry patches that covered the hills in the north Willamette Valley. The Myers family frequently visited the Courys and Letts maintaining their friendship.
Growing up in Silverton, Joel worked on farms since age 10. One of his first jobs was to help the Letts plant and trellis their vineyards in the Dundee Hills in 1968... read the whole story >>
Siltstones' first vintage in 2000 was the culmination of Joel's hard work and is a reflection of his lifelong passion. He carries on that tradition into the future together with his wife Louise and sons Joey, John & David.
Owner: Myers Family
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