Established in historic Dundee, Oregon, in 1993 in Willamette Valley and Dundee Hills AVA's. Duck Pond wines are organically farmed, hand-harvested, and artfully crafted, achieving 90pt. scores or higher in most recent vintages produced by our winemaker, Julia Cattrall.
Duck Pond wines embody and reflect a steadfast commitment to farming sustainably and organically. Our vision is to produce quality wines that express the region's purest, most natural form, just as mother nature intended.
In 2020, we produced the first Natural Path Production Wines, Certified by the Clean Label Project. We did this to further our mission in leaving the world a better place than we found it and fulfilling our promise to our customers, to provide the highest quality wines, with minimal intervention at the best value.
A LEGACY OF QUALITY
Duck Pond Cellars opened its doors on Memorial Weekend in 1993 and has grown to be one of the most recognized Oregon wine brands. Duck Pond was started when Doug & Jo Ann Fries purchased land along the Willamette River in Dundee. They planted a hazelnut orchard and a 13-acre vineyard. The winery has grown to own and farm three vineyards in Oregon. We make around 50,000 cases a year, recently adding a Willamette Valley Chardonnay to the line-up.
In 2018, the Fries Family handed over the keys to The Great Oregon Wine Company, which purchased grapes for their own wines before acquiring the Duck Pond winery. The quality of the vineyards and the fruit produced are unparalleled and continue to be enjoyed in every glass.
STEWARDS OF THE LAND
We believe in leaving the world a better place than we found it, which is why every sale of Duck Pond Cellars wine supports the Wetlands Conservancy. Wetlands are vital to the health of our planet. They clean and restore our water supply, provide critical fish and wildlife habitats, and protect our communities from flooding. The Wetlands Conservancy is a leader in Oregon wetland conservation. Since 1981, they have protected Oregon's most remarkable wetlands through conservation, collaboration & stewardship.
Duck Pond Cellars has also partnered with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Service for the past seven years. Each limited-edition wine from our Conservation Cuvee Wine Series features a local artist voted for by our community every November. In addition, $5 is donated to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Conservation Program for each bottle sold.
Oregon's rich and varied landscape supports a fantastic diversity of wildlife. Our state is home to about 600 vertebrate species of nongame wildlife―animals that are not fished, trapped, or hunted. ODFW's Conservation Program is chartered with serving this large nongame population through management and conservation programs. The program also seeks to inform, educate, and enhance recreational opportunities involving wildlife.