No question about
it. With more than 30 years and five generations of
wine-growing history behind them, the Scott Henry family is
widely known for its deep commitment to the viticultural
management of its Umpqua Valley farm lands and its production of
fine, hand-crafted wines from the many grape varietals grown
there. The Scott Henry family has
earned the respect of other Oregon wine-industry pioneers, as
well as a loyal following of customers and a wide variety of
awards and praise from wine tastings and festivals worldwide.
It is one of Oregon's oldest and most prestigious producers of premium wines.
Always striving toward perfection, family
patriarch Scott Henry III extended his knowledge and creativity
to the family vineyards. He developed a unique
trellising and canopy management system that optimizes the maturation of grapes
and the quality of the resulting world-class Henry Estate wines. The Scott Henry Vertical Trellis System
is used exclusively in Henry Estate vineyards, and today, it has been
adopted and used
throughout many of the world’s finest wine-growing regions including
Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America.
Vineyards surrounding the Henry Estate
Winery currently produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay,
Pinot Noir, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Müller-Thurgau and White Riesling.
"Great wine is grown in the vineyard," the Henry family believes.
That's why 75% of all grapes used at the winery are estate grown,
insuring complete control through constant vineyard oversight.
Henry Estate Winery releases its wines two years later than
most wineries to ensure the proper balance and character for which Henry
Estate is known. It
also tries to hold back wine each year to insure consumers the
opportunity to experience vintage
its meager beginnings in 1978, Henry Estate produced only 2,000
gallons of wine. Today, full production is 18,000 cases, 75% of which is
handcrafted from Henry's estate-grown grapes.
The entire Henry
family is dedicated to maintaining and growing Henry Estate as one of
Oregon’s oldest and most prestigious producers of fine wine. The
pioneering spirit of Henry Estate has been an inspiration to many newcomers in
the Oregon wine business. That inspiration and spirit is a
foundation for the entire Oregon wine industry, and it will continue to
build the legacy and character of Scott Henry III.
sure to visit this beautiful river-side winery while in the Umpqua
Valley. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it in the
lovely Memory Garden, honoring Ella and Cal
Henry, next to the vineyards. Together, the estate vineyards and the garden
create pastoral surroundings not to be forgotten; the Tasting Room
and Gift Shop provide plenty of pleasure for the wine enthusiast and the