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Bill Stoller Announces the Formation of the Stoller Wine Group

The parent company will leverage economies of scale for the Stoller Family Estate, Chehalem Wines, History, and Canned Oregon wine brands
by Press Release
July 16, 2018

July 13, 2018, Dayton, OR – Bill Stoller announced the formation of the Stoller Wine Group today. The parent company will leverage economies of scale for existing brands, Stoller Family Estate, Chehalem Winery, History, and its new autonomous brand, Canned Oregon. The move for the Oregon based company strategically positions a suite of brands and products based on various price points and distribution models.

“This is an exhilarating time in the Oregon wine industry due in large part to the quality of fruit grown throughout the state,” said Bill Stoller. “Our family of brands is proof, and we are proud that each product has its distinct niche and clientele. We will continue to operate the brands autonomously.”

Additionally, Stoller has promoted several long-tenured staff, reorganizing workflow across companies.

  • Melissa Burr has been appointed Vice President of Winemaking. Ben Howe assumes the role of Director of Winemaking Operations.
     
  • Managing 258-acres of vines across three Willamette Valley AVAs, Jason Tosch was named Vice President of Vineyard Operations.
     
  • Bill Hanson has been appointed Vice President of National Sales. Cory Davis has been named Director of National Brands.
     
  • James Falvey has been appointed to Vice President of Business Development. Shani Hodge was named Director of Direct-to-Consumer Services. And, Tracy Timmins was appointed to Director of Operations.

“It is with great pleasure that we announce these promotions,” said Gary Mortensen, President of the Stoller Wine Group. “The recognition is well-deserved. I’m honored to acknowledge their efforts as we enter the next chapter.”

About Stoller Family Estate

Stoller Family Estate is one of the most highly regarded vineyards and wineries in Oregon. Pioneering Oregonian and Founder Bill Stoller purchased his family’s second-generation farm in 1993 with the vision of cultivating an enduring legacy for the land and Oregon wine industry. Over the last 25 years, he has patiently transformed the 399-acre property into the largest contiguous vineyard in the Dundee Hills that has become synonymous with producing exceptional wines. Stoller Family Estate features the world’s first LEED® Gold certified winery, three guest homes and a state of the art tasting room with panoramic vineyard views. Stoller Family Estate has been named Oregon’s Most Admired Winery by the Portland Business Journal for three consecutive years and best tasting room on the West Coast by USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice poll in 2016. For more information, visit www.stollerfamilyestate.com

About Chehalem Winery

Chehalem boasts a rich history of innovation, sustainability, and exceptional quality wines. Known for single-vineyard Pinot Noirs and a progressive approach to white wines, Chehalem was first established in 1980, when it pioneered grape growing in the prestigious soils of the Ribbon Ridge AVA. Today, Chehalem farms three unique estate vineyards planted in three distinct designated winegrowing regions of the Willamette Valley AVA. A staple of the Downtown Newberg wine scene since 1995, the Tasting Room is open seven days a week. Old school winemaking, Oregon style! www.chehalemwines.com

About HISTORY

HISTORY is a unique partnership between Founder and Winemaker Melissa Burr and Stoller Family Estate. Featuring historical vineyard plantings in the Pacific Northwest, HISTORY aims to craft limited releases of ultra-premium wines that pay homage to the pioneers of the Oregon and Washington wine industries. Thanks to the generous support of the Oregon Historical Society, most of the imagery used for this project are historical documents from the region in the time periods when these historic vineyards were planted. www.historywine.com

About Canned Oregon

Canned wines are catching fire because the next generation of wine drinkers care about portability as much as they do about quality and value. Canned Oregon is a new brand that was born from the idea that wine should complement every lifestyle you lead. Whether exploring the mountain, relaxing at the beach, or in the city with friends, Canned Oregon evokes a sense of place, adventure and the endless ways you can experience the Oregon life…wherever you may be. www.cannedoregon.com


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