With a love for viticulture, and a desire to leave the corporate world, Rod and Nina Pace explored different wine regions for six years before they journeyed to Elkton, Oregon and discovered a secret place.
Just 35 miles inland from Oregon’s coastline, the beautiful sloping terraces of established vines, planted in a cool marine-influenced climate in rich, clay loam soils are the perfect terroir for the varietals they began to nurture: Pinot Noir, Baco Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer.
Anindor Vineyards has evolved into a novel place – a place where conventional farming practices have ensured L.I.V.E. Certified Sustainable status since 2007. Rod has developed practices in the vineyard that nourish and protect the land. Rod says, “This stewardship of the land is the right thing to do and we want to ensure quality wines are produced that reflect the elegance of Oregon and this unique region.”
A family venture, all three sons have helped with the business. The youngest son, Austin, spent summers between college terms working the vineyard, helping with the construction of the yurt and attending festivals to promote the wines. Weston – besides creating the winery name – also spent summers working the vineyard and remodeling the farmhouse.
Christopher has been a part of this journey since the first harvest in 2005 and since 2010, has joined the enterprise full time. Chris, alongside Rod and Nina, has been mentored by local grower/vintners in the community and also studied winemaking at Southern Oregon Wine institute (SOWI).
We invite you to discover the flavor of Anindor: Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, and special releases that we try to do once a year for our wine club members,