Tyee Wine Cellars is located on the scenic Buchanan Family Century Farm founded over 130 years ago in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Five family generations have revered the farm’s open spaces, woodlands, wetlands, and streams while growing crops in a sustainable manner. Merrilee Buchanan Benson, Tyee’s winemaker and vineyard manager, grew up with the vines and winery. The Buchanan family first planted winegrapes in 1974 and started Tyee Wine Cellars in 1985. Tyee Wine Cellars remains a small family operation with much personal attention given to the vines and winemaking. In addition to tasting Tyee Estate Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, and Gewrztraminer, visitors to Tyee enjoy seeing beautiful, historic farmland and Willamette Valley native plants and animals. Tyee’s Estate Vineyard is certified salmon-safe and farmed using organic compost and cover crops.