Colene Clemens Vineyards

Region: OregonUnited States

Appellations: Chehalem Mountains AVA

Located on the border of the Ribbon Ridge and Chehalam Mountain AVAs, Joe and Vicki Stark purchased this 122 acre property and planted it in 2006.  They named the winery after Vicki’s mother, Colene Clemens. Their love for pinot noir inspired them to make some of the best possible wines in the Willamette Valley. The estate sits at an elevation of 350-650 feet on a rocky, south-facing hillside on the border of the Ribbon Ridge and Chehelam Mountain AVAs. The reputation of the location is also praised by their close neighbors, Beaux Frères, Patricia Green, Shea and Nicolas-Jay. It is completely dry farmed over 54 acres of vineyards planted to 5 different clones:  Wadenswil, Pommard, Dijon 115, Dijon 667 and Dijon 777.  Colene Clemens has had a wine represented on the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list 3 of the last 4 years.