St. Johnís Cellars was started in 2006 by the father and son team of John and Don Stevens.The Winery was named after the bridge in North Portland and the neighborhood that surrounds it. We had worked together creating small batch craft wines for several years and decided it was time to scale up our production and sell our wine commercially. Our idea was to promote our wines locally and create a brand that would appeal to this local clientele and throughout Oregon. We have won over 50 awards at numerous wine tastings, festivals and fairs, including 4 Best of Show awards.
Our goal is to make wines that the public can enjoy for a reasonable price but compromise nothing in quality to do so. We are also committed to making our wines in an ecologically friendly way. We only source grapes that conform to these principals. Our winemaking philosophy is based on taking what Mother Nature delivers us and then constructing a wine that exhibits the traits of the distinctive area in which it is grown. The French term for the ideal is terrior. Wine should display taste profiles that match its terrior. Climate, soil type, and topography, all create separate microclimates within the larger appellations throughout Oregon. We source our grapes with great care in trying to get the best grapes that typify each unique terrior and then use our winemaking abilities to further accentuate these profiles. Some of these winemaking techniques include barrel fermentation, cold soaking, malolactic fermentation, and stirring the lees to create wines that exhibit great complexity and honesty to the growing region. All of our wines are 100% varietals. We do not blend in other varietals for color or taste or economics. We do this because we feel it is important to taste grape varietals separately and believe this is the truest way to measure the quality and terrior of the wine. We hope you enjoy our passion and think you will appreciate our devotion to these ideals.
Owner: John Stevens
2008 Pinot Noir Reserve
A rich and full flavored Pinot Noir with loads of fruit and mild Hungarian Oak.
$25.00 / Bottle
This wine is juicy and plump with bing cherry, chocolate, and blackberries.
$18.00 / Bottle
2008 Chardonnay Reserve
Mango and apricot flavors with good acidity. Makes a great food wine.