Borne out of Elizabeth “Liz” Chambers’ love affair with Pinot Noir, our story begins long before the winery was founded in 2013. Liz began her career in wine in 1993, shortly after her mother Carolyn, a well-respected business and civic leader in Oregon, acquired Hinman Vineyards (later renamed Silvan Ridge). Oregon wine was in a nascent period of trial and discovery, and in her role as General Manager at Silvan Ridge, Liz was among the first entrepreneurs working to establish Oregon’s reputation for world-class winemaking. In just five short years, Liz established Silvan Ridge as one of the foremost wineries in the state, and in the process, discovered a passion for Pinot Noir.
Today, we celebrate a new chapter for Elizabeth Chambers Cellar wines under the guidance of winemaker Drew Voit. Drew’s first job in winemaking was as Assistant Winemaker for Liz at Silvan Ridge, and his exploration of Pinot Noir continued with positions at Shea Wine Cellars and Domaine Serene, as well as his own boutique label, Harper Voit. An industry veteran who has consulted for some of the region’s most coveted ultra-premium labels, Drew brings additional credibility to Elizabeth Chambers Cellar in the eyes of both wine aficionados and the industry as a whole.