Maresh Vineyard produces some of the most sought after and acclaimed fruit in Oregon. Planted predominately to Pommard and Wadenswil clones, the vineyard contains some of the oldest vine Pinot in the state. It is the 5th oldest vineyard in the state and the oldest on Worden Hill Road.
Winemaker Jim Maresh is the third generation of the Maresh family working on the farm. In 2018, Wine Advocate said this about his wines:
“Pinot Noirs from Arterberry Maresh offer amazing layers of sweet, precise fruits, exotic spices and earth—everything you want from great Pinot Noir. They’re concentrated and jam-packed with flavor while still maintaining excellent grainy tannic structure and very juicy acidity, not to mention they age beautifully. Jim Maresh is also crafting some beautiful Chardonnays, some of the most exciting Chardonnays I have tasted from Oregon.”
Raised on his family’s farm since he was born has given Jim a strong connection to and appreciation of the Red Hills of Dundee. He knows the vineyards, the neighbors and the various seasons and vintages that challenge and reward each grape grower and winemaker. His is a deep history of family, farming and winemaking. His wines reflect that heritage and the experience of three generations farming since 1959.