Martin Woods(the woods and the winery) is hidden in the oak-forested foothills of Oregon's Coast Range, within the cool-climate McMinnville AVA, Willamette Valley. Martin Woods is both the home and winery for winemaker/vigneron Evan Martin, who has been driven by a passion since 2009 for discovering the most compelling terroir in Oregon. Sublime Pinot noir and Chardonnay are the focus of the portfolio, but Riesling, Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Syrah are more than proving extremely exciting for exploration. Evan’s small team farms according to sustainable, wholistic principles and the growers he partner's with are of the same mindset. Together they are attentive students of the terroir. The goal is to listen to the inherent voice of the vineyard and then figure out how to support that voice. The winemaking methods are certainly delicate and natural, but of greatest importance is that a Martin Woods wine promotes the classic qualities of purity, elegance, complexity and fine structure that can only result from great terroir and wholehearted dedication to art and craft. Above all, it is the hope that the wines evoke an authentic sense-of-place, which you can return to again and again just by pulling a cork, like saying hello to an old and loving friend. May your wine journey be full of life, love, laughter, adventure and tears, sincerely, Evan Martin
Find Martin Woods wine near you in fine restaurants and retail shops all around the US, UK and Denmark. Or contact us to inquire.
P.S. Should you be planning a visit to the Willamette, then please know that we offer comprehensive tastings of our wine portfolio at HiFi wine bar, as well as very limited appointment availability at the winery. We encourage you to treat yourself to an evening at HiFi wine bar in downtown McMinnville, where the Willamette Valley wine community comes together to kick back and share their passion for wine and their craft. You will meet friends there, you will drink well, and you will be surrounded by soulful sound.