Founded in 2013, Résonance sits in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, in a hidden part of Willamette Valley just west of the small agricultural town of Carlton. The seeds for our project had been planted when Maison Louis Jadot set out to establish its first winery outside of Burgundy.
The winemaking is simple at Résonance. We pick the grapes when they are ripe, but not too ripe, and, when they come to the winery, we give them as much freedom as possible to express themselves. Every vintage is different, based on what the grapes need—macerations will vary in length and temperature, we do not inoculate with yeast, and we let the wines rest quietly in barrels, perhaps racking only once. Our winemaking is about having a good knowledge of the best of a vineyard block’s terroir with minimal intervention. This attention to detail requires an openness as well as experience. Only through curiosity can we transmit what the soil has given us.
The Résonance Tasting Room is comprised of three buildings inspired by the barns of Oregon, with earthy wood and stone building materials, large windows overlooking the vineyard, and a sprawling, west-facing terrace located on a dramatic hilltop on the Résonance property.