Chancy Croft always had a green thumb and enjoyed growing things. In 1982 Chancy and Toni Croft realized they also appreciated wine. This realization soon led to the idea that they would relish the challenges of growing wine grapes. After an extensive search they purchased 28 acres of farm land outside of Monmouth, Oregon. Though they knew next to nothing about growing wine grapes they did know they wanted to farm the land organically. In 1984, they purchased another 70 acres of land near Dallas, Oregon to plant more vines on. Both vineyards have been farmed organically from the beginning, they were certified organic and Salmon-Safe in 2008. The Crofts began making small amounts of wine, often working with new winemakers in custom crush facilities, beginning in 1988. Though the majority of the vineyard’s grapes are still sold to other Oregon wineries in the Crofts have now put in a small winery and are finishing their tasting room Stomp near Salem, OR.
Owners: Chancy and Toni Croft
Vineyard Manager: Lee Croft
Winemakers: Ray Walsh, Lee Croft, Chris Heider
Tasting Room Manager: Terri Croft