At Belle Pente (bell-pont’) we are dedicated to producing high quality artisanal wines in partnership with nature and with respect for the environment. The name means “beautiful slope,” describing our hillside vineyard site in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. It also reflects the inspiration we draw from “old world” winegrowing traditions: that great wine is made in the vineyard and merely nurtured in the winery. We practice organic and biodynamic viticulture, carefully managing vineyard quality and yields through dry farming and intensive canopy management. Grapes are hand harvested and meticulously sorted upon arrival at the winery. Our 3 level gravity-flow facility is designed for gentle, natural winemaking in small lots, with minimal handling and manipulation, to preserve varietal integrity and the unique attributes of the time and place in which the wines were grown.