J. Christopher Wines (Appassionata Vineyard)

Phone: (503) 231-5094
Address: 17150 NE Hillside Drive
Newberg, OR 97132

Located in Oregon’s Northern Willamette Valley, J. Christopher Wines is a small winery that specializes in Pinot Noir made in the traditional style of Burgundy. The winery also produces Sauvignon Blanc modeled after the great wines of Sancerre. Owner Jay Somers has been making wine in Oregon for more than 15 years. Jay’s wines are hand-crafted in small lots and are sourced from some of the best vineyards in Oregon. Jay Somers and Ernst Loosen met years ago, and quickly realized that they shared a similar taste and passion for Pinot Noir. Their friendship led to a partnership, and in 2010, they began building a winery and vineyard in Newberg, Oregon. The new venture, Loosen Christopher Wines LLC, produces wines under the already-established “J. Christopher” brand.

When open to the public:

Thanksgiving & Memorial Day weekends, Explore Tour  & Taste, other dates by appointment. 

Varieties grown or produced:

Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Other White, Rosé

Soil Type

Sedimentary, Volcanic

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