While our vineyards are indeed nestled, tucked, and stitched into the lush, gently rolling foothills of the coast range, our winery has a decidedly urban setting. Just a couple blocks east of the Blair Boulevard historic district in Eugene's funky and thriving Whiteaker neighborhood, our facility is centrally located and easy to find (click here for map).
From the blank slate of a 12,000 square foot coffee warehouse we were able to design and build a fully modern, state-of-the-art winemaking facility. From the indoor crush pad to the in-house climate controlled case storage, we have created a winery that is particularly well suited to intimate and gentle handling of both fruit and finished goods.
With relatively small production levels, an efficient floor plan and plenty of room, wine maker Ray Walsh is able to closely monitor and intimately 'know' every lot and every barrel from crush through bottling. Pinot Noir lots, for example, are fermented, vinified and aged separately by vineyard, by clone and further by free-run and hardpress. With this high degree of specificity John is able to experiment with a wide range of French oak barrels taking the best from a range of coopers and forests. While this makes for a grueling regimen of tasting and selection at blending time we accept this burden as all part of a day's work.
But don't just take our word for all the glory of Territorial, read this great article about us by Allison from Avalon Wines
The Swanky Wine Room is open Wednesday through Saturday at 5pm featuring No Cover Live Music Thursdays and Fridays starting around 7pm.