Vintage after vintage, Brian's Bella Vida bottlings reflect the richest elements of our Dundee Hills vineyard.
A New Yorker who began his wine career in the 6th grade with some home made concord wine, Brian found his way to Oregon by means of California where he began crafting wine for family and friends.
Smitten with Pinot Noir, Brian and his wife Jill, founded Belle Pente in 1992 with the purchase of a 70 acre farm just east of Carlton. Here he set a goal to craft old world style wines of impeccable balance and seductive complexity that represent a strong sense of place.
We think you'll find that Bella Vida/O'Donnell reflects our vineyards perfectly each and every vintage.
The co-owner of Dominio IV, Patrick's guiding hands ensure that our Two Row Proprietors Cuvee is a rich expression of our vineyard each year.
Patrick learned about winemaking while working harvests in Chile, New Zealand, Napa, Burgundy and Oregon, where he grew up. He graduated from the University of California Davis where he studied terroir while his wife Leigh studied viticulture.
Patrick and wife Leigh, started Dominio IV in 2002 and have been working with Viognier, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo ever since.
You'll find his guidance over our Two Row a delightful balance of our site, soil, vintage and Mother Nature's quirky variations.
Jay's Bella Vida wines reflect his passion for Burgundy and a style honed through years of thoughtful approaches to learning from some of the best winemakers.
Prior to launching his signature J. Christopher brand, Jay worked with Dry River Vineyard in New Zealand, Adelsheim and Cameron in Oregon, and was fortunate to spend a harvest in the Mosel Valley with the Dr. Loosen winery famous for exceptional Rieslings.
His approach to crafting Pinot Noir is much like his taking to the stage as a lead guitarist. His winemaking is vibrant, harmonic and rich with life.
When you sip a Bella Vida/J. Christopher, sit back, relax and listen closely. The richness will bring music to the moment.
The Jacques' bottling for Bella Vida evolve gracefully and while very enjoyable at release, they easily cellar for at least 5 years. Steady evolution is a hallmark of a Tardy wine, each vintage to date improves year after year.
Currently the winemaker at Torii Mor, Jacques is a pillar winemaker in Oregon since 1990.
Jacques was born in Nuits Saint Georges in the Burgundy region of France. There he studied at the prestigious Lycée Viticole de Beaune where he began his long love of Pinot Noir. The Old World ethic he brings to our wine is unmistakable.
The elegance of a Bella Vida/Tardy is an ideal pairing for evenings relaxing with great friends and exploring the class Northwestern Cuisine.