The Umpqua Valley has 3000 planted acres, with pinot noir the most planted variety. Lying within the Umpqua Valley is the Elkton Oregon AVA (American viticultural area), which was officially designated in 2013 as a means to differentiate this area from the much warmer microclimates characteristic of most of southern Oregon. Elkton lies just 36 miles inland from the Pacific. There is a very long frost-free growing season, with cool temperate conditions lasting until late fall. The average July and August high temperatures are only 83F. This all results in grapes that can hang on the vine longer, developing truly complex flavours.
The Brandborgs have built a functional winery with a beautiful spacious tasting room in charming Elkton. Both are self-taught in winemaking and grape growing and after 40 vintages remain committed to continued learning and growth. A stubborn focus on detail and an uncompromising, do it yourself, hands-on approach has resulted in harmonious wines made for the table, praised by customers and critics alike.