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Four smiling men of different ages stand beneath a tree at the top of a vineyard which sweeps gently down the hill behind them. The man on the left standing with his hands on his hips has grey curly hair, a dark top and dark jeans. In the middle are son and father, the father in a purple polo shirt and beige chinos has his hand on his son's beige shirted shoulder. On the right end another dark haired man in a navy top and jeans, his hand in one pocket.

In the late summer of 2019, we opened our own winery and visiting centre in Carlton. The winery rests intimately among the vines of the Résonance Vineyard and the gently rolling foothills of the Coast Range. Inspired by the beauty of simplicity, the facility harnesses gravity-flow winemaking, allowing the juice to run naturally from the grapes, from crush pad to fermentation vessel and then to barrel.

Résonance winery and visitor centre, Carlton, Oregon

During élévage, we use small fermentation tanks to vinify the best of the terroir of our vineyards, block by block. Each lot is aged in custom, handcrafted French oak barrels, chosen for the perfect tightness of grain as well as the soil in which the oak grew. We allow our wines to rest quietly – racking maybe only once – until they reach their purest expression before release.

We pick the grapes by hand and vinify each vineyard in separate tanks, block by block, to boost, check, and verify the complexity of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In this way, we use the winery to reveal the terroir of each vineyard. 

Guillaume Large, Winemaker at Résonance
The winery visitor centre complex from the air above. A red wood walled set of angular buildings with dark roofs. The grey concrete outdoor seating areas form different shape rectangles in decreasing sizes, reflecting the different sizes of the building sections. Trees stand tall around the side and behind.