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Benton-Lane Winery

Benton-Lane by Natalie InouyeBenton-Lane Winery is the South Willamette's largest producer of estate grown Pinot Noir. Since 2005, they have received more "Top 100 Wines of the World" for still wines then any other Oregon winery.

Roll up to this charming vineyard located on the county lines of Benton and Lane Counties. The tasting room opens up onto a back patio featuring sweeping valley views to distant mountains. In the summer pizza ovens are fired up for special open house fetes. 

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Tasting Room Hours 
March - Christmas
Daily, noon - 5 p.m.

January - February
Monday - Friday, noon - 5 p.m. 

Tasting Fee
$10 - refundable with a $25 wine purchase
Fee waived for wine club members

Dining Options  
Picnics are welcome, special events may include wood fired pizza or other offerings

Private Events - No events or meeting space. No weddings.

Nearest Towns 
Monroe & Junction City

Nearby Lodging - The Inn At Diamond Woods

Wine Story

Benton-Lane logoProprietors Steve and Carol Girard chose the vineyard site specifically to grow Pinot Noir, for which they are passionate. On occasion, Benton-Lane even bottles a rose made from 100% estate grown Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir was exclusively grown here until 2003, when they added small experimental crops of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and more recently, Chardonnay. Those varietals, sometimes combined with grapes from carefully selected neighboring vineyards, are now also part of their offerings. 

The vineyard is located on a former sheep ranch once known as "Sunnymount." With Benton-Lane's south facing slopes the grapes have an added advantage by ripening for harvest before autumn's unpredictable weather. Another key element is Benton-Lane's soil, Bellpine and Jory clay-loam, which is suited perfectly for growing Pinot.

The vineyard is managed thoughtfully with low yields to help increase the concentration of flavors and aromas. A combination of practices from organic, biodynamic, sustainable and conventional farming are utilized to ensure the land's vitality, the environment's wellbeing and the workers' health. Bio-diversity is honored with cover crops of crimson clover, vetch, English peas, oats, fava beans, rye and legumes. Raptors are encouraged for pest control, sheep are used for mowing, composting is employed and judiciously-selected additives are carefully managed. Conscious stewardship of this beautiful and rich land is at the heart of the vineyard.

The Girards oversee a vineyard team and winemaking team that coordinates harvest and wine production closely. Grapes are hand sorted and an innovative process called "pneumatage" is employed for gentle fermentation. Benton-Lane was not started as retirement project or a second career; rather, Steve and Carol made the production of seductive wine their lifelong pursuit. This is clearly manifest at Benton-Lane Winery. 

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Benton-Lane Winery

  • 23924 Territorial Hwy, Monroe OR 97456
  • P: 541.847.5792