2019 marks the third year the winery has placed on the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards list
August 23, 2019, Dayton, OR – For the second consecutive year, Stoller Family Estate has earned a top spot on the Best Tasting Room list by the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. This year, Stoller is the only Oregon winery on the top 10 list.
“We are so humbled to have been selected in this category three out of the last four years,” said Gary Mortensen, President of Stoller Family Estate. “We’ve always believed in inclusiveness at our winery. We believe this honor is a direct result of our philosophy.”
Nominees were chosen by a panel of wine and travel experts, which included a combination of editors from USA TODAY, editors from 10Best.com, contributors, and sources for both these media and other Gannett Properties. The public voted on the nominees over four weeks.
“The caliber of tasting rooms nominated for this award are truly some of the best in the world,” said Bill Stoller, Owner and Founder of Stoller Family Estate. “We are honored to be named alongside them.”
When guests visit the estate, they are welcomed with breathtaking vineyard views. The 4,000 square foot tasting room has floor-to-ceiling glass garage doors that, when open, create a sense of being in the vineyard.
Driven by Stoller’s sustainability mission, the net-zero tasting room combines environmental sustainability and high-efficiency design. The building harvests 100 percent of its energy through an 1180-panel solar panel installation located across the estate. Other notable design features include a green roof, skylights, salvaged timber, and two EV charging stations for electric vehicles.
Guests can enhance their visit by reserving an Elevated Experience. The Legacy and Gastronomic Tour and Tasting options each offer a different heightened sensory component to ensure visits are memorable.
Open seven days a week from 11 am – 6 pm during the summer, guests can enjoy a flight of wines for $20. The tasting fee is waived with a two-bottle purchase. Cheese and charcuterie boards or items à la carte are available to purchase and enjoy while tasting.
About the Stoller Wine Group
The Stoller Wine Group is the parent company for Stoller Family Estate, Chehalem Winery, History, and Canned Oregon. Formed in August 2018, the Oregon based company offers a suite of wine brands and products based strategically on various price points and distribution models.
About Stoller Family Estate
Stoller Family Estate is one of the most highly regarded vineyards and wineries in Oregon. Pioneering Oregonian and Founder Bill Stoller purchased his family’s second-generation farm in 1993 with the vision of cultivating an enduring legacy for the land and Oregon wine industry. Over the last 25 years, he has patiently transformed the 400-acre property into the largest contiguous vineyard in the Dundee Hills that has become synonymous with producing exceptional wines. Stoller Family Estate features the world’s first LEED® Gold certified winery, three guest homes and a state of the art tasting room with panoramic vineyard views. Stoller Family Estate has been named Oregon’s Most Admired Winery by the Portland Business Journal for four consecutive years, and a three-time winner of Best Tasting Room by USA TODAY 10Best Reader’s Choice poll. For more information, visit www.stollerfamilyestate.com
About USA TODAY 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards
The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories every other Monday at noon, revealing each category’s 20 nominees. Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day for four weeks. Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website. For more information, visit www.10best.com/awards/about/