Björnson Vineyard, located in the heart of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, is one of several acclaimed vineyards and wineries of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Since our founding in 2006, our priorities have been simple: care for the land, make exceptional wine, and enjoy life’s journey. We are committed to generating renewable energy and farming sustainably to promote ecological balance in the vineyard, surrounding creeks, and ultimately our wine.

We craft honest, terroir-driven Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Rosé, Chardonnay and Auxerrois from fruit grown on our own vineyards. We invite you to visit us and enjoy the fruit of our life’s journey.

Have You Heard the News? GouYAY for Gouais!

Gouais Blanc pronunciation: Goo – aaay Blahn

Gouais Blanc is an ancient white grape variety that has been cultivated in Europe since at least the 8th century. It is known for producing wines with distinct aromas and flavors of apples, pears, and citrus fruits, as well as a spicy finish.

The grape was once widely planted in France and Germany, and was even favored by Charlemagne, but has since nearly disappeared from modern viticulture.

But now it’s at Pamar Vineyard in the Van Duzer Corridor AVA, produced by Björnson Vineyard, with its first vintage in 2022! We are the first to commercially plant and produce Gouais Blanc in the Western Hemisphere.

Why plant such a grape? Mark Björnson explains “Gouais is a bit of lost history in your glass. It’s the wine of our peasant ancestors. It’s one of the most important grapevines in viticulture history, yet almost no one alive today has tasted it.

Purchase a bottle in our tasting room or click on the bottle image to order online. Limited quantities are available.

Bottle of Bjornson Vineyard 2022 Gouais Blanc

Bjornson Vineyard family tree