Our Winemaking Philosophy
Stephen Reustle (Owner/Winemaker) and Wade Smith (Associate Winemaker) aim to create wines of exceptional depth, balance, and elegance in the Umpqua Valley. The diverse soils and micro-climates of our estate vineyards, in conjunction with gentle handling during all stages of vinification result in small batches of ultra-premium wine reflecting the vineyard's personality. We intentionally harvest fruit early to preserve natural acidity, infusing vibrancy, and finesse that not only balances our wines but showcases the distinctive growing characteristics of Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards. Careful clonal selection, meticulous blending trials, and a diverse barrel program featuring Hungarian, French, and American oak help craft our wines of finesse and length.