Tyee Wine Cellars
Tyee to the Northwest native meant "chief" and "best."
Tyee Wine Cellars is located on a 460-acre, 4th generation family farm near the Coast Range south of Corvallis, the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Tyee is owned and operated by Dave and Margie Buchanan, Nola Mosier, and Barney Watson, winemaker. Barney Watson, professor at Oregon State University, is responsible for the training of some of Oregon's most talented new winemakers, and is known for his consistent quality winemaking.
Tyee is known for its Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and Chardonnay, while visitors to the winery or to Avalon's store in Corvallis, OR may have experienced its limited production Gewurztraminer. The Pinot noir is medium bodied, and always well balanced and beautifully finished. It has complex blackberry and tart cherry notes and a spiciness consistent with Eola type soils.
Don't miss Tyee's Burgundian styled Chardonnay and their Pinot Blanc, when available. The wines are both balanced, with good acid/tannin balance and may be aged for several years.
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