STORIES

HERITAGE & VISION AT CRISTOM VINEYARDS

The Crest
100 Year Vision
Timeline
Cristom Vineyards was established in 1992 by the Gerrie family to grow and craft distinguished wines of place that honor individual sites and old-world techniques. Family owned thirty years later, we remain stewards of our east-facing volcanic hillside in the Eola-Amity Hills focused on growing benchmark Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Bringing together biodynamic and organic farming methods, we farm the land with the next 100-years in mind. Our winegrowing centers on the philosophy that the greatest expression of terroir produces the finest wines. The cornerstone of our winemaking is rooted in traditional methods – site selection, low yields, whole-cluster fermentation and native yeasts – to produce balanced, dynamic wines of intensity, structure and length.

THE CREST

The Cristom logo was commissioned as a sort of ‘coat of arms’ for Paul Gerrie. It was created by the artist Timothy Tyler. The name Cristom honors the Gerrie’s two children, Christine and Tom.


Hover over each element on the crest to learn about the specific elements.

THE 100-YEAR VISION

We think in terms of centuries at Cristom and are led by a commitment of what this land and company will be one-hundred-years from now. The decisions we make on a daily basis are guided by the belief that we are working toward something bigger than ourselves and the value and outcome of our work is going to last beyond our own lifetimes.
Cristom seeks to build an enduring brand known first for a special piece of winegrowing land that sustains far beyond a human working lifetime. Our wines are a product of a number of uniquely driven individual lifetimes and interpretations of land, craftsmanship governed by a handful of values and principles carefully nurtured over time.

“Though each wine tastes distinct, they share a recognizable common identity, with seductive fruit flavors, nuanced spicy undertones, and above all, remarkable grace.”

– Paul Lukacs, Great Wines of America

The Cristom Story

1982   1991   1992   1994   1996   1997   1998   2012   2021
Cristom Vineyards barrel hall

1982

The first vineyard on our property is planted by the Mirrasou Family. Mitch and Beverly had a vision for this place long before the Eola-Amity Hills became the esteemed wine region it is today.

1991

X introduces the property to X
Cristom Vineyards barrel hall
Cristom Vineyards barrel hall

1992

The label is created, has never been changed

1994

Teh first Marjorie block wines are made from the vines originally planted on the property in 1982
Cristom Vineyards barrel hall
Cristom Vineyards barrel hall

1996

Launch of Louise

1997

Launch of Eileen
Cristom Vineyards barrel hall
Cristom Vineyards barrel hall

1998

Launch of Jessie

2012

Paul Gerrie Vineyard is acquired and soon planted
Cristom Vineyards barrel hall
Cristom Vineyards barrel hall

2021

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