Since its first vintage in 1987, Argyle Brut has always been vintage-dated & 100% Argyle-grown. Argyle is the Pacific Northwest's Most Celebrated Sparkling wine producer – the first in the U.S. to use late-season ripening, Dijon Clones.Learn more & watch a video »
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Argyle Pinot Noir is 100% Argyle-Grown. Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a stunning showcase of classic, cool-climate varietal character.Learn more & watch a video »
Extended Tirage Brut
Each year, Argyle makes its classic, Vintage Brut. A small portion of each vintage is set aside to gently age on-the-yeast (or en tirage) for ten full years. The results speak for themselves: Argyle 'Extended Tirage' Brut is the New World's Highest Rated Sparkling Wine.Learn more & find pairings »
Argyle Brut Rosé is a delicate blend of Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir grown on the highest-elevation blocks of Knudsen Vineyards in Oregon's famed Dundee Hills.Learn more & find pairings »
Nuthouse Chardonnay is Argyle's original 'cool-white' from Oregon's Cool Climate, one of the New World's Most Celebrated Dijon Clones Chardonnays. Nuthouse Chardonnay is 100% Argyle-Grown, handpicked, cold-pressed & barrel-fermented in New French Oak for 12 months using our proprietary 'wild' yeasts.Learn more & find pairings »
Nuthouse Pinot Noir
Argyle's Nuthouse pinot noir lays its claim to 'Oregon-Icon' status: 100% Argyle-Grown at our Lone Star Vineyard. Nuthouse Pinot Noir is our biggest, boldest Pinot Noir year after year.Learn more & find pairings »
Reserve Pinot Noir
This is Benchmark Oregon Pinot Noir. Reserve Pinot Noir is Aged 16 months in French oak barrels & is a balance of red and black cherry flavors, rose petal aromas & Argyle's famous 'silky texture'.Learn more & find pairings »
Spirithouse Pinot Noir
Spirithouse Pinot Noir is Argyle's balanced expression of 'Power & Grace'. 100% Argyle-grown at Knudsen Vineyard, Spirithouse is our most elegant, latest-ripening Pinot Noir, year after year. Spirithouse has an ethereal quality that lives up to its name.Learn more & find pairings »
Willamette Valley Chardonnay
Our Willamette Valley Chardonnay is our first to 'leave home' each year. This Chardonnay spends only 6 months in neutral French oak barrels, leaving barely an imprint on the crisp, cool-climate juice.Learn more & find pairings »
Eola-Amity Hills Riesling
Argyle Riesling is the New World's only high-density Riesling that grows on devigorated root-stocks. Grown on sun-drenched, East-facing slopes of our benchmark Lone Star Vineyard in the Eola Hills, this is Riesling is cutting edge.Learn more & find pairings »
Argyle Winery was established in Dundee, Oregon in the Willamette Valley in 1987.
Argyle is a "Grower First", focusing our attention at the source – continually improving viticulture on over 650 hillside acres sited on the very best vineyard locations in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Argyle's commitment to improvement, at the vineyards and at the winery, has been built on a bedrock of innovation and practices that are L.I.V.E. – Certified Sustainable & Oregon Certified Sustainable.
Willamette Valley, Oregon
The Willamette Valley is a 100 mile long sweet-spot nestled between the Coast range to the West and the Cascades to the East, just North of the 45th Parallel. The Coast range creates a 'rain shadow' effect that keeps the valley dry and temperate and the Cascades protect the valley from the extremes of Oregon's interior.
Oregon's cool climate provides a long, slow growing season essential for development of complex fruit flavors in wine grapes.
The 'Cool' climate in Oregon can be extended to reflect the Oregon Spirit which is about a rugged, pioneering individualism on the one hand and a rare spirit of cooperation amongst wineries on the other. Oregon Wineries share resources, facilities, ideas, advice, staff & 'the stage' with each other.
Nate Klostermann, Argyle Winemaker
Born in Wisconsin, Nate developed a budding interest in wine production while working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Food Science at the University of Minnesota. After getting a taste of the industry at Falconer Vineyards along the Mississippi River in Red Wing, MN, Nate packed up his beat-up Acura Integra and drove west to Dundee, Oregon. Starting as a harvest intern in 2005, Nate was quickly promoted to enologist, and studied under the tutelage Rollin Soles, Argyle’s founding winemaker.
Quickly falling in love with the sparkling winemaking process, Nate has embrace the year-round challenges sparkling winemaking process presents. As he has learned through a number of Argyle vintages, he believes that making great sparkling wine carries over and improves the winemaking techniques for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling. A firm believer in benchmarking his wines for ageability, Nate aims to construct wines that drink well when in their youth, but also develop depth, texture, and complexity over time with careful cellaring. After eight years at Argyle Winery, Nate was appointed to head winemaker in March of 2013.
Nate has a very “hands-on” approach in the cellar undertaking day-to-day management duties in the Argyle cellars. He also works closely under the tutelage of Argyle’s co-founding viticulturalist Allen Holstein, who oversees Argyle's cultivation of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling on Argyle’s 400 acres of vineyards in the Willamette Valley.
In addition to Argyle, Nate has also held positions at several wineries including Falconer Vineyards in Red Wing, MN, Petaluma Winery in Adelaide Hills, Australia and Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery in Clare Valley, Australia.