TERO Estates sits in the middle of the oldest commercially planted vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley AVA, Windrow Vineyard near Milton-Freewater, Oregon.
All estate fruit is hand-harvested and immediately delivered to our crush pad at the top of the hill, where it is gently destemmed, sorted, and placed into fermentation bins.
TERO Estates is a partnership between longtime friends Mike TEmbreull and Doug ROskelley (TERO). The idea began over dinner at an Italian restaurant in 2006. Doug was talking about making wine and Mike mentioned that a friend had seen a vineyard for sale in the Walla Walla area. Wouldn’t it be exciting to make wine from an estate vineyard! Doug and Jan traveled to Milton-Freewater, Oregon to see Windrow vineyard. What they found was beyond all expectations! A mature vineyard, full of history, on rolling ground with unobstructed views of the Blue Mountains.
Windrow was part of the original Seven Hills Vineyard planted by Dr. Herb Hendricks and Dr. James McClellan in 1981. It was the first commercial vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley. In 1994 the vineyard was split and the eastern part was sold along with the name Seven Hills. The remaining vineyard was renamed Windrow. The wines that have been made from this vineyard is a Who’s Who of Walla Walla Valley.