Capturing the earth, the weather, and the year in a bottle, wine is the ultimate farming experience. In 1995, Elaine and I added vines to the fields of vegetables, grains, and arborvitae on my family's 5th generation Willamette Valley farm. We designated this 20-acre estate vineyard, St. Columban. In 1999, we co-founded Owen Roe Winery in what was formerly the machine shop for the farm. We rolled out the tractors and combines and rolled in the tanks and barrels, transforming the space into a full-production winery.
The winery is situated on 1500 acres of my family's farm, founded in the 1850s. Adjacent to Champoeg State Heritage Area, Oregon's first provisional government was founded in 1843. Each generation has cultivated crops, family, and memories. In 2012, Elaine and I created a new winery and gathering space to honor the past and contribute to the rich history of this land.
Blessed with a bounteous lineage of female family members, Lady Hill Winery is a tribute to the family farm that has been home to the Zorn-Owen ancestors since the 1860s and the long, lady-laden ancestry of the Zorn-Owen family.
As I write to you from the Hudson’s Bay Company desk of my forefathers, in the home that has sheltered over 150 years of family, please know I am nearly as proud to bring you our Lady Hill Winery house of brands as I would be to present each of my children in this house.
Welcome to Lady Hill, a True Northwest winery!
Jerry and Elaine Owen, Proprietors
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