Coleman Agriculture Expands Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Wine Production with Quality, High-Yielding Grape Crops

Coleman Agriculture will expand its crop portfolio in 2023 to include Pinot Noir as part of its ongoing mission to cultivate the future of Oregon’s agriculture industry.

“Our goal is to be the regional leader in high-volume, premium grape production to help local winemakers continue to grow their brand portfolios with wines that appeal to consumers looking for more moderately priced bottles. “said David Henze, president of Coleman Agriculture. .

Coleman Agriculture will expand its crop portfolio in 2023 to include Pinot Noir as part of its ongoing mission to cultivate the future of Oregon’s agriculture industry. Willamette Valley Pinot Noir brands are rapidly gaining worldwide recognition. Demand for the region’s luxury labels has sparked interest from a new market of more conservative wine aficionados looking to enjoy the varietal at $20-30 a bottle.

“Our goal is to be the regional leader in high-volume, premium grape production to help local winemakers continue to grow their brand portfolios with wines that appeal to consumers looking for more moderately priced bottles. “said David Henze, president of Coleman Agriculture. . “We are implementing the latest technology in grape production – very similar to what is happening in California wine regions – and expect to harvest our first return in 2025.”

Coleman Agriculture dedicates 30 acres of its farm to planting vines with an expected total of 26,000 vines and a five-year yield at full maturity of 4.5 tons per acre. Based on their innovative study and work on hop terroir, the Coleman Agriculture team analyzed their growth footprint to determine the best location to plant the vines. The plot is vigorous and fertile, ideal for growing high yields of grapes.

Coleman Agriculture’s sixth-generation agricultural expertise is complemented by a collaborative partner solely dedicated to producing quality wine grapes.

“We have put the top experts on our team at the forefront to make this new initiative a success for all stakeholders,” Henze said. “We are deeply committed to partnering with local grape growers to ensure our fruit allows them to maximize their potential. Ultimately, we want to help our regional vineyards thrive.

The proximity of the Coleman Agriculture vineyard to Willamette Valley winemakers is also critical to the success of future partnerships. Coleman Agriculture is committed to involving grape growers in growing decisions by regularly monitoring fruit health and development, as well as empowering them to make growing recommendations that will meet their end product goals.

“Our ultimate goal is to allow winemakers to focus on their artistic craft making delicious wines, while we only focus on growing vines that produce healthy fruit,” Henze said.

For purchases and other inquiries, contact David Henze at mailto:[email protected] [[email protected] __title__ null] or 509-941-7770.

About Coleman Agriculture

Coleman Agriculture is a sixth-generation family farm located in St. Paul, Oregon, growing over 7,500 acres of the highest quality hops, hazelnuts, seed crops and a variety of vegetables. Coleman Agriculture is a contract producer of food products and ingredients that also sells directly to brokers and business partners. Coleman Agriculture continues to lead the industry through innovative thinking and modern practices, while preserving the values ​​of the family farm. Learn more about Coleman Agriculture at http://www.colemanag.com.

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