The Heart of the Matter
In 1970 Bob Zielinski and his wife, Pam, started their family on a piece of land in the Willamette Valley that would grow into Scenic Valley Farms. Today Scenic Valley grows over a thousand acres of pears, wheat, hazelnuts, hops, grass seed, and wine grapes.
Bob built a business that is self-sustainable, with an abundance of resources and skill sets. If something is broken we fix it instead of replacing it. That farm mentality flows into the winery and gives us the ability to over deliver on price and quality in every bottle.
"I Just want to make the wines that my friends like to drink."
Gabriel Jagle studied at the Chemeketa Viticulture Center, where he learned to make wines that are clean and precise. He was trained at Illahe Vineyards and Winery, where he learned to make wines that were soulful and expressive.
At Scenic Valley, Gabriel uses those lessons to make creative wines that have terroir and zeitgeist, while also remembering the most important thing is to make wines that are delicious.
"The vineyard is the place where farming meets art."
Brian Zielinski grew up finding arrowheads in the soil that is now the estate vineyard. He remembers sitting on his Dad’s lap in a tractor while tilling the land when Bob told him, “If you care for the ground it will care for you.” This bit of wisdom flows through every choice Brian makes in the vineyard.
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