- Landline: 541-899-7511
- Website: http://www.devittwinery.com
DEVITT WINERY began as the logical answer to a sticky problem. In 2003, Jim Devitt had harvested a bumper crop of grapes from his vineyard; the only fly in the ointment was there was no home for his grapes. Having owned and operated Pope Valley Winery in the Napa Valley during the 1970s and ’80s, the solution was to go back into the wine business. So Devitt Winery in the Applegate Valley was born.
Today the vineyard that originally consisted of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon has flourished to further include, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Syrah, and Viognier.
With the addition of grandson Brendon Butler to the winemaking team, a new generation has joined the family winery, ensuring the continuation of quality winemaking.
What visitors will find at Devitt Winery is no pretension, no frills, but a fine wine experience that harkens back to the days of the small wine producers. For the Devitts it’s about growing exceptional fruit and making extraordinary wine and having a sense of humor in the bargain. So don’t be surprised that the wine list includes a Rosato called, “The Butler Did It,” a dessert wine dubbed, “When Pigs Fly, Le Petit Oink” or in tribute to a deceased pet, “Aggie Dog Red.” Despite names that are occasionally silly, the Devitt standard for wine of exceptional quality is quite serious…but also fun.