Antiquum Farm is an emphatically unique, alive, and vibrant place. Over the past two decades the owners have endeavored to allow the vineyard to write its own story with often surprising and mysterious results. They seek to amplify the voice of the land by eliminating fertilizers and other outside influences. Sheep, chickens, geese, and pigs graze the vineyard, nourishing the vines in a system they call grazing-based viticulture. Farmer Stephen Hagen and maker Andrew Bandy-Smith are instituting a paradigmatic shift in how the concept of terroir is derived from the vineyard.
- Outdoor seating
- Bike Friendly
- Wheelchair accessible
- Tours available
- Bus / RV Parking
Not your ordinary winery visit! Worth the trip!
What a wonderful experience. we visited with friends and received a complete tour of the farm, enough so that we could understand the philosophy behind the farming and the wine making. Of course, the wine we tasted was exceptional and the stories behind the wine even more compelling. This was a tremendous destination and we heartily recommend a visit (and of course the wines)!
Excellent Oregon Representation
It is rare that I make the effort to write a review on Yelp, so I'm excited to share! Stumbling upon this winery over the weekend, I couldn't have been any more confused and excited. Okay...maybe stumbling is the wrong word in context...but whatever. If you enjoy wine and live locally, you've probably been to Pfeiffer Winery before. What you may not know, is that the beautiful home on the right just before pulling into Pfeiffer, as well as all the animals running around are in fact a separate winery. Due to Antiquum being primarily appointment only, one might never know. Upon visiting, I was greeted by the owner (Stephen) who shared all about his farming methods and the history behind the scenes. Towards the end of this adventure, I also enjoyed a final glass while chatting with the winemaker himself. What I cannot describe with matched detail and enthusiasm, is the wine experience itself. We enjoyed both Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir unlike anything I've had around this area. I collect wines and consider myself a nerd...these are just that good. My recommendation...make an appointment. This is an experience that you will be embarrassed to have overlooked. Cheers! Jacob
Wonderful: people, locale, wine!
I was recently introduced to Antiquum Farms wine through an Oregon wine distributor, so when an opportunity arrived to visit the vineyard and its new tasting room, I just had to do it. What a wonderful experience. I met nearly all the members of a three-generation farm family, the Hagen's, at their new tasting room nestled in their vineyard in the hills west of Junction City, between Corvallis and Eugene. This is in the southern part of the Willamette Valley, and the Hagen family are people you want as friends. It's autumn at the time of my visit, and I hope to return in the spring and summer as well. Now the abundant trees and the vineyard itself have turned all the autumnal colors one can imagine. Inside the tasting room a fireplace is roaring in the center, and small bars for tastings flank it on each side. Casual seating for group tastings completes the mountain lodge atmosphere. Now, for the best part---the wine! Three varieties are available in very limited supply---Pinot Gris, Rose of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir---for a nominal fee. I was offered the just-released 2016 vintage. These "young" wines are amazing now and will only get better with age--- big and lush, fresh and bright. I'm not a deep wine person, so I don't know all the lingo, so I hope you'll visit here and come up with your own descriptions for what I think are the best wines I've had in a long time, regardless of price. Yes, the prices are quite moderate, so don't walk away empty-handed unless they are sold out. Let's hope you arrive before this happens!