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Northwest Ridge

Winemaker Laurent Montalieu

Laurent took his first steps in a vineyard in Medoc owned by his great grandfather, Joseph Montalieu. He grew up in Bordeaux and learned his family's deep commitment to vineyards and winemaking.


He attended the Institute of Oenology of Bordeaux, where he studied vineyard management and winemaking. 


After graduating in 1987, he worked for Chateau La Tour Blanche near Sauternes, and Domaine Mumm in California's Napa Valley before moving to Oregon. After seven successful vintages at Bridgeview Vineyards in Cave Junction, Laurent joined WillaKenzie Estate in 1995 as partner and winemaker.


In 2003, he left WillaKenzie to develop his own vineyards and winery. Today, he and his wife Danielle handcraft Northwest Ridge wines at their state-of-the-art winemaking facility in Dundee, Oregon.

The Vineyards

Laurent develops Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from the Domaine Danielle Laurent vineyard and the Hyland Vineyard as well as other prime sites throughout the Willamette Valley. He also farms pristine vineyards in the Columbia Valley of Washington in the Red Mountain appellation

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Our Wines

The 8 Barrel Collection

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Our Pinot Noir grapes come from the Domaine Loubejac, Hyland and Dundee Hills Vineyards in the Willamette Valley. The grapes are wholecluster fermented and then aged in French Oak barrels.

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  • 2017 93 Points James Suckling
  • 2016 90 Points Robert Parker
  • 2015 93 Points James Suckling


Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

The Pinot Gris grapes are hand harvested from the Olsen and Westmount vineyards. The grapes are cold fermented and the wine is aged sur lie to add depth and richness. 

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  • 2018 88 Points Robert Parker
  • 2016 91 Points Wine Enthusiast


Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rose

Our Rose is 100% Pinot Noir grapes that are handpicked from the Domaine Loubejac and Hyland Vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Grapes are cold fermented and the wine is aged sur lie.

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Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The grapes are handpicked from our hillside vineyards in the Red Mountain appellation of the Columbia Valley in Washington. We then lightly press to maximize the free run juice. We age the wine in French Oak barrels for 12 months.

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  • 2016 90 Points Robert Parker


Columbia Valley Barrel Cuvee

This wine is 63% Syrah and 37% Merlot. The grapes are handpicked from our hillside vineyards in the Red Mountain appellation of the Columbia Valley in Washington. We age the wine in French Oak barrels for 10 months.

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  • 2014 90+ Points Robert Parker

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