Chemeketa Cellars is Educational
The Wine Studies program at Chemeketa Community College has an 8-acre vineyard, and a fully functioning estate teaching winery on premise. Each sip of wine from Chemeketa Cellars, represents the hands-on training that happens here.
Chemeketa Cellars is Experimental
Every lot of Chemeketa Cellars' wine is a lesson for our student winemakers to learn. Winemaking is one of the oldest trades in the world and that means there is much to learn over a lifetime of practice. All classes taught and wines produced at Chemeketa Cellars are done so under the tutelage of professional wine instructors.
Chemeketa Cellars is Exclusive
Every student is different, and so is every class. Each class has the autonomy to choose its winemaking direction. Experimentation is encouraged and stewarded by our Winemaking Instructor into each vintage of Chemeketa Cellars wine. All of the wines are limited edition vintages, and bottled in small quantity. Every class has a new edition to offer to the Chemeketa Cellars wine portfolio
Chemeketa Cellars is Environmentally Conscious
Terroir is a term people often hear when discussing wine, but what does it mean? Terroir is a French term that literally translated means soil or earth. The concept of terroir is broader than that though and includes all of the environmental aspects that affect a wine including climate, topoography, soil, and farming practices. Each of these aspects imparts a certain flavor or characteristic into wine. Therefore it stands to reason, that Chemeketa Cellars and its Wine Studies program spend a lot of time providing TLC to their vineyard and winery. One way that Chemeketa Cellars ensures it is doing the best it possibly can in terms of sustainable and environmentally friendly agridultural practices is to secure LIVE certification. Beyond that, LIVE is headquartered at the Northwest Wine Studies Center, further solidifying the Center's commitment to continuting environmental education and advocacy.
Chemeketa Cellars is Eventful
A bustling winery. Classrooms and labs full of students. Industry meetings. Wine Club happenings. One thing's for certain—Chemeketa Cellars has got a lot going on. Sign up for Chemeketa Cellars' Wine Club to keep tabs on all of the events taking place at Oregon's innovative student operated winery.