We seek to express the incredible character of Oregon through impeccable raw materials and minimal intervention in the winery.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your continued support throughout the "Stay at Home" period. Oregon is now making moves to reopen and I have been considering how best to approach this with my staff and customers well-being foremost in my mind. We currently are open every day from 10am - 4pm for curbside delivery and bottle purchases. For these orders, we ask that you call or email ahead so we know you are coming and can have your wine ready for you (contact info will be listed at the end of this letter).
In 2015 I worked with Portland based architectural firm Fieldwork Design and McMinnville based construction firm Cellar Ridge, when I remodeled our building from a vitamin production warehouse into the winery we love today. Knowing that summer is Oregon's best season, and most wine tourism happens during that time, we decided to optimize our outdoor space with a patio and courtyard as the centerpiece of the tasting room. I am grateful today for that decision, and have determined that most tastings will take place in this courtyard area for the rest of the summer. We will serve your tastings at tables, as well as lounge chair groupings, spaced well apart and will take care of all purchases table side as well. It would help us to plan ahead if you could make a reservation, but it's only necessary if you have a party larger than six.
All employees are on top of health and safety protocols, including the wearing of masks at all times, frequent hand washing and sanitizing, and sanitation of all surfaces between groups as well as a full cleaning of the tasting area at the end of each day. We all check in on each others health frequently as well. We ask that guests wear masks to come indoors and can provide you with a mask if you don't have one. We also are declining any outside food on site for now. You are welcome to call ahead and see if that is still the policy.
Our plan for opening is dependent on good weather and it looks like Memorial Day Weekend is going to be great so we will be open Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend! After that we will be open Wednesday - Sunday from 11am - 5pm for the duration of summer unless things change again. It really is impossible to plan with absolutes so I encourage you to reach out to us with any questions.
Here is our contact info:
Tasting Room Location:
Dundee, OR 97115
T | (971) 832-8196
Thank you again for your support and encouragement as we work through this challenging time.
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Wine Sale! We are currently offering several wines at special quantity discount pricing:
25% off all 6 bottle mixed purchases of Pinot noir using the code 25OFFPN
We are offering free nationwide shipping over 6 bottles using the promo code FREESHIP.
A reminder that as the weather heats up across the country we will have to hold all orders for shipping. Get your orders in now to receive wine before summer!
2020 Award of Excellence Semi-Finalist
Founded by winemaker and owner Brianne Day in the 2012 vintage, Day Wines is a producer of boutique, artisanal bottlings from Applegate Valley in the south to Yamhill-Carlton in the north and numerous other AVAs in between. We source from outstanding organic and biodynamic vineyards to create distinct expressions of our corner of the world.
Meet The Winemaker
Wine came into my life when I was young and, like falling in love with anything or anyone, it happened without intention or direction. When I was 16, our family moved to the Willamette Valley, where I spent days driving through the burgeoning wine landscape. I was immediately attracted to the vineyards–they seemed so exotic and foreign to me. I loved their orderliness and vibrancy.
In my early 20’s, as my curiosity surrounding wine continued to grow, I worked as a bookkeeper and saved money to cure an intense case of wanderlust. I traveled throughout the world’s wine regions for almost two years, documenting the wines I tasted and asking as many questions as I could. When I came home in 2008, I was decided on becoming a winemaker.
After studying at Chemeketa Community College and working in France, New Zealand and Argentina, I returned to Oregon and set out to work and learn every angle of the wine business. I worked for producers who were making wines in ways I wanted to: The Eyrie Vineyards, Brooks Winery, Grochau Cellars, Belle Pente, and Scott Paul. I also worked at Storyteller Wine Company, learning the retail side of the wine world, and then as a server at Le Pigeon and Little Bird Bistro. I also sold barrels for Bordeaux cooperage, Saury, which allowed for many opportunities to listen and learn from winemakers throughout the Willamette Valley.
In 2012, a friend in the Valley asked if I was interested in buying some fruit from his family’s vineyard. I decided it was the right time to get started and made 125 cases of single vineyard Pinot noir. The wine was noticed by distributors in Chicago and New York City, and I was lucky to be invited to pour at the RAW Natural Wine Fair in London. Since that first vintage, Day Wines has grown from 125 cases in 2012 to 6,000 cases in 2019. Day Wines are now distributed in seventeen states and three countries.