Our venture into the wine industry started with the purchase of a 21 acre parcel evaluated for its vineyard potential in 1986. We planted 8 acres of Pinot Noir on our SE facing hillside as we further developed our estate property in the Willamette Valley. Initially our focus was on refining our vineyard management, and we would sell our grapes to larger wineries in Oregon such as King Estate, and Erath. It was in our dealings with Erath that we had the opportunity of getting to know our winemaker, Rob Stuart.
In 2003, we decided to forge ahead with the dream by keeping ½ the product from our vineyards to produce our own wines under the label of Cubanisimo Vineyards. Much soul searching took place in the name selection, and label design since we wanted our homage to our Cuban heritage to be a quality product in every way. Cubanisimo means “very Cuban”, and from the beginning we have committed to developing our wines into the top quality product meriting the name.
In 2005, as our vineyard/winery contracts expired we kept all our grapes, and began construction of our wine tasting room facilities, and slowly started adding to our vineyard plantings. Our wines are currently produced, and bottled at R Stuart & Co. in McMinnville, with plans to move production to our own estate as our wine production increases.
We continue to see phenomenal growth in the popularity of our wines as we pursue expansion of our distribution. Our award winning boutique wines are getting increasing recognition in fashionable wine circles. We relish the opportunity of sharing the passion, and pride we have for our wines, and our heritage through your enjoyment of Cubanisimo Vineyards wines.
Elevation: 650 Feet
Vineyards face SouthEast
Soil: Jory, Nekia
Row Spacing: 5×7′
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Clones: Pommard, Wadenswil, 115, and 117
Acres Planted: 12
Clones: OR53, ItalyVCR-5
Acres Planted: 2.5