Brittan Vineyards: winery information
Winemaker: Robert Brittan
Veteran Winemaker Robert Brittan left Stags’ Leap Winery in Napa after 16 years as Winemaker and Estate Manager to fulfill his dream of making Pinot Noir and Syrah from unique sites in cooler climates. Robert began his winemaking career by making wine in his dorm room at Oregon State University, where he was a physics and philosophy major. “I realized that alcohol was an attractant, so I began my career in fermentation sciences in order to get a date.” He ultimately completed his education at UC Davis and moved to Napa Valley, where he made wines for Far Niente, Saint Andrews and Stags’ Leap Winery. With over 30 years of experience growing grapes and making wine, Robert brings a wealth of viticultural and winemaking knowledge to this new venture. With his depth of experience and his passion for Pinot Noir, he hopes to bring a new voice to the McMinnville AVA, and help form the style and definition of Pinot Noir from this recently designated region. Robert is also the winemaker for Winderlea Vineyards & Winery and Ayoub Vineyards, both in the prestigious Dundee hills.
Annual Production: 1,100 cases
21 acres planted
Grape Varieties Planted