Coleman Agriculture Expands Willamette Valley's Pinot Noir Wine Production With Quality, High-Yield Grape Crops

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Coleman Agriculture helps regional wine makers meet consumer demand with grapes to produce noteworthy, premium brands.

Coleman Agriculture will expand its crop portfolio in 2023 to include pinot noir grapes as part of its continued mission to cultivate the future of Oregon’s agriculture industry.

“Our goal is to be the regional leader in the production of high-volume premium grapes to help local wine makers continue to grow their brand portfolios with wines that appeal to consumers seeking more moderately priced bottles,” said David Henze, President of Coleman Agriculture.

Coleman Agriculture will expand its crop portfolio in 2023 to include pinot noir grapes as part of its continued mission to cultivate the future of Oregon’s agriculture industry. Willamette Valley pinot noir brands are fast gaining global recognition. Demand for the region’s luxury labels has created interest among a new market of more conservative wine aficionados seeking to enjoy the varietal at a price point of $20-$30 per bottle.

“Our goal is to be the regional leader in the production of high-volume premium grapes to help local wine makers continue to grow their brand portfolios with wines that appeal to consumers seeking more moderately priced bottles,” said David Henze, President of Coleman Agriculture. “We’re implementing the latest technologies in grape crop production – very similar to what takes place in California’s wine growing regions – and expect to harvest our first return in 2025.”

Coleman Agriculture is dedicating 30 acres of its farm to planting the grape vines with an expected total of 26,000 vines and five-year full maturity yield of 4.5 tons per acre. Based on their innovative study and work in hop terroir, Coleman Agriculture’s team analyzed their growing 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 augmented by a collaborative partner solely dedicated to producing quality wine grapes.

“We’ve put the best experts from our team at the forefront of making this new initiative a success for all stakeholders,” said Henze. “We’re deeply committed to partnering with local wine makers to ensure that our fruit enables them the opportunity to maximize its potential. Ultimately, we want to help our regional wineries thrive.”

The proximity of Coleman Agriculture’s vineyard to Willamette Valley’s winemakers is also key to the success of future partnerships. Coleman Agriculture is dedicated to involving winemakers in growing decisions by monitoring the health and development of the fruit on a regular basis, as well as empowering them to make cultivation recommendations that will meet the objectives of their final products.

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

For purchasing and other inquiries, contact David Henze at mailto:davidhenze@colemanag.com [davidhenze@colemanag.com __title__ null] or 509-941-7770.

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

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