Rocky Point Cellars
Willamette Valley AVA
The winery’s focus is on single vineyard designated wines
Rocky Point Cellars is a small, boutique winery nestled in the beautiful hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The winery’s focus is on single vineyard designated Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Grenache, each produced from specific vineyard sites that best express the varietal. Currently, Rocky Point works with three of the most esteemed vineyards in the Oregon Willamette Valley (Le Cadeau, La Colina, and Russell-Grooters) and one of the best in Washington State (Boushey).
The Rocky Point project was initiated by Amy Lee in 2010, after spending more than ten years working in the wine industry internationally. Her wine career happened by absolute chance while working in Hong Kong with the General Chamber of Commerce. At a dinner party, Amy was offered the opportunity to move to Beijing as the Director of Key Account Sales for China’s largest wine importer. Over the next several years, she was introduced to some of the world’s best wine producers and she discovered her love for Pinot Noir - especially those from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. A Northwest native, Amy was anxious to return home and accepted a regional sales manager position in 2009 with the French cooperage Ermitage Tonnellerie, a producer of high quality barrels and casks. She continues to hold this position today.
Moving back to the Pacific Northwest allowed Amy to start her Pinot Noir project, Rocky Point Cellars, which became a reality in 2010. Her decision for the winery came only after securing a prime lot of Pinot Noir from one of her favorite vineyards in the Willamette Valley - the Le Cadeau Vineyard. Amy met the Le Cadeau owners through her day job of selling Ermitage barrels and they happily agreed to provide her with an acre of Pinot Noir (named Lot 50) on the rockiest hillside Amy has yet to find in Oregon. She has since added a handful of other spectacular vineyard properties that express the diversity and quality of terroir in the Willamette Valley region.
Since 2012, Amy has worked closely with winemaker Drew Voit to craft the Rocky Point wines. Drew brings over 15 years of winemaking experience to Rocky Point, after consulting with many of the Willamette Valley’s most acclaimed wineries and crafting some of the region’s best Pinot Noir. Together, they make a great team and look forward to growing this passion project in the future.