~ Wines are made in the vineyard
Our winemaker is also our grower of various vineyards
Diversity in our vineyards: soils, terroir, & the age of vines
~Varied selection of varietals we grow
~ Consumer friendly priced wines from our world renowned humble winemaker
~ Sustainable practices from vine to bottle
Often described as “strikingly original” or “the little winery that could,” Spindrift Cellars certainly lives up to its tributes. Owned and run by winemaker Matthew Compton and his wife, Tabitha, the urban winery in Downtown Philomath maintains a reputation for wines that are fruit forward, earthy, and expressive of the local vineyards that produce them.
At the age of 22 Matthew left his native NJ and headed west to Oregon where he became the manager for an Oregon State University research vineyard. Three years later he launched his vineyard management company, Small World Wine Company. He created his
first vintage in 2003 and moved into Spindrift’s current facility a year later. Since then, Spindrift wines have garnered many awards and commendations. In addition to receiving ratings of 90 and above, Spindrift wines have been selected as Best Buy and Top 100 Best Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc of the World by Wine & Spirits, Wine Spectator, and Wine Enthusiast magazines.
Matt and Tabitha have built their winery business with both passion and intelligence. They focus on producing crisp, quality wines that display the true varietal characteristics of the grape, bolstered by a sustainable farming foundation. As Spindrift has grown, the couple’s labor of love continues to produce a full line of nationally recognized fine wines, offered at consumer friendly prices.
“We’re showing more of what the vineyards can do in our area, in the heart of the Willamette Valley,” says Matthew. “They’re true to variety, they’re bright and fragrant and well-received by consumers.