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Silvan Ridge is the sister winery to Hinman Vineyards, and produces estate grown wines that consistently win awards and remain reasonably priced. They are particluarly well known for their wonderful sweet wines- their early muscat and ice wine have won numerous national awards.

Silvan Ridge began production in 1979, making it one of the older wineries in the Willamette Valley. It's sister winery is Hinman Vineyards; both are owned by Carolyn Chambers.

Silvan Ridge's winemaker since 1998 is Bryan S Wilson. He took a degree in Economics at U of O, then worked at Benziger Winery and Stags Leap Wine Cellars for a decade before returning to Oregon to work as winemaker at Bridgeview Vineyards for 3 years.

Bryan manages the production of 25,000 cases a year of Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Pinot Gris, Merlot, the famous Early Muscat, Cabernet, and Riesling under the Hinman and SIlvan RIdge labels. The winery purchases grapes from a diversity of sources throughout Oregon.

Bryan's winemaking techniques include:
-Small individual lots produced
-Whole cluster pressing for whites
-Small open top fermenters for reds
-Native and cultured yeasts
-Old world techniques, modern technology
-Extensive vineyard and canopy management
-Crop reduction and selective picking employed.

 

 

 

 

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