We completed that vision statement, March, 2004. We found our property three weeks later on Ribbon Ridge. We stopped by the barn and gazed into the Hazelnut Orchard. Ray Nash, the owner came over to our vehicle and told us he was “thinking about selling and would we like to take a closer look?” Would we! Well, that was Thursday. On Sunday we put down our earnest money. We took
possession of our dream on July 1, 2004.
Now the work begins; permits from Yamhill County, licenses from the OLCC and bonding from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, paperwork, sweat and tears. We gutted the old pole barn and built our winery, remodeled the tractor barn to look like new and started the transformation from Hazelnut Orchard into Redman Vineyard…….take a look at the Vineyard page and Wine page for our story.
Bill and Cathy Redman
Photograph by Emily Andrews