FOREST GROVE, Ore., Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Rudy Marchesi, Partner at Montinore Estate, has been recognized by Oregon Wine Press as "Wine Person of the Year." The annual award recognizes people across the state who have helped transform Oregon's wine industry and is published in the Oregon Wine Almanac at the end of each year.
A leader in Biodynamic® viticulture, Marchesi has been recognized for his dedication to Biodynamic farming and his contributions to Biodynamic wine education, both locally and globally. With over 12 years of experience in Biodynamic winemaking, Marchesi has shown that Biodynamic agriculture doesn't have to be reserved for small farmers, but can also be done on a larger scale.
Today, with its 200-acre Demeter certified Biodynamic estate vineyard, Montinore Estate is the largest producer of estate wines made from Biodynamic grapes in the country.
"I'm incredibly humbled to receive this level of recognition from Oregon Wine Press," says Marchesi. "My passion for Biodynamic practices has only grown over the years and I hope to continue to share that message with other leaders in the wine industry."
Marchesi has been in the wine industry for more than 40 years and supports the vineyard, winemaking and sales teams at Montinore Estate. Prior to Montinore Estate, Marchesi developed an interest in Organic agriculture while working for a wine distributor in the Northeast. He enrolled in a year-long training course in Biodynamic farming at the Pfeiffer Center in New York before returning to work in wine production.
Marchesi accepted a consultancy at Montinore Estate in 1998 and started Biodynamic trials on the vineyard five years later. The vineyards showed a dramatic transformation after only one season of Biodynamic treatments and by 2006 all of Montinore Estate's vines were being converted to Biodynamic farming techniques. In 2008, Montinore Estate achieved Biodynamic certification for both its vineyard and winery by Demeter USA, the nation's governing body for Biodynamic practices and certifications.
About Montinore Estate
Montinore Estate was established in 1982 and is now the largest estate producer of wines made from Biodynamic® grapes in the country. With a 200-acre Demeter Certified Biodynamic® and organic vineyard located in north Willamette Valley in Oregon, the winery focuses on producing superior Pinot Noirs, unique cool climate whites and exquisite Italian varietals. Montinore Estate's close attention to each step of the grape-growing and winemaking processes is rooted in the belief that exceptional wine is born of a sustained marriage of soil, climate and artful stewardship. To learn more, visit www.montinore.com.
SOURCE Montinore Estate