Wine of a Thousand Vines: Tucked into one of the 100 valleys of the Umpqua Triple Oak Vineyard, at 2 acres, is the smallest commercial winery in the Umpqua. Paul Tamm’s dream of starting a vineyard was realized in 2001 when he and Betty planted Pinot Noir and a tiny bit of Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. In 2007 they converted almost 1/2 the vineyard to Tempranillo. Although the Pinot is luscious and produces a full bodied deep garnet colored wine the addition of Tempranillo has proved a good move, Triple Oak won awards for Tempranillo for the 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016 vintages. With Paul’s passing in 2013 Betty started maintaining the vineyard and opened a tasting room, the Triple Oak Wine Vault, at 137 Locust Street in the Historic downtown of Oakland. She is now assisted by her new husband Geoff Faraghan and they work together
in the vineyard, winery and tasting room. Hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 PM.
Owner: Betty Tamm
Winemaker: Terry Brandborg and Geoff Faraghan
Tasting Room Manager: Betty Tamm