Dowsett Family Winery
Grown Generations Deep
Dowsett Family Winery features distinctive wines created from years of experience and the dedication of family and friends. Our considered approach involves selectively-picked vineyards which perfectly express the varieties we produce. The result is incredible, rare wines in limited production you cannot find anywhere else. From our family to yours, enjoy!
Generations Run Deep
The Dowsett Family entered into the wine business in the early 1980’s. Our winemaker, Chris Dowsett, had just turned 15-years-old when his family bought one of Oregon’s oldest vineyards on David Hill, in the Willamette Valley. The family knew little about tending to the vineyard, starting a winery, or restoring their 100-year-old home, but eventually, they expanded the vineyard from 12 to 26 acres and created an amazing winery with their partners.
Attention to Detail
We create all of our wines in handpicked, small lots with complete attention to detail and age them on lees. Our white wines are whole cluster pressed and fermented in individual lots, while our red wines are fermented in small containers and punched down by hand. The Rose is whole cluster pressed and tasted at each step, until the tannin and color changes.
Whites, Rose, Pinot, Rhone Style
What the experts say
2012 – 89 points “…lovely Washington Gewurztraminer—not a bit overdone…”
2011 – 89 points “…this has been one of the most convincing dry Gewurztraminers from the West Coast…”