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. 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 the Willamette Valley. He is learning that Oregon truly is an exceptionally happy home for Vitus vinifera.
Our small team farms according to sustainable, wholistic principles and the growers we partner with are of the same mindset. Together we are attentive students of the terroir. The wines become what they want to be, not what we want them to be. Our goal is to listen to the voice of the vineyard, and to get behind it. We value the timeless quality of elegance and a dynamic range of fresh aromas and flavors from green through the many shades of red to the depths of black. We value textural complexity, fine structure and tension. To achieve wines with pleasure in youth is important, but equally important is that they present a youthfulness and reward the patience of cellaring. Above all, we hope 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 friend.
May you be as inspired as we by the wines of Oregon, sincerely,
P.S. Should you be planning a visit to the Willamette, then please know that we offer comprehensive tastings of our wine portfolio at both the winery and our wine bar. We also 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.