Our tasting room is located in downtown Pacific City, a quaint little drinking town with a fishing problem. We are a small, family owned négociant style winery. We believe the best wines are made by selecting vineyards in climates similar to each grapes genetic history. We make all of our own wine in nearby McMinnville, Oregon and serve them here at the beach, along with a smattering of some exciting beer.
We fell in love with wine in the early 90's and moved to the Napa Valley-Chenin in 1992 and Sean in 1994. There we worked for some of the best wineries in the Valley as we learned the art of making wine: Domaine Chandon, Groth Vineyard and Winery, and Pine Ridge Winery. We followed this passion to Oregon in 2001 and learned the Oregon way at Archery Summit Winery, Lange Estate Winery, and Cristom Vineyards. In the last 20 plus years we've learned to make what we like, and we hope you like what we make!
Our eclectic mix of wine, relaxation, suds and experience will set you on your path to wine appreciation without all the pomp and circumstance. Whether you want to geek out on winemaking or just enjoy a glass of wine, we hope you visit us for that much deserved relaxation we all need so much!
Basket Case Wines is our production operation located in downtown McMinnville, Oregon. We make arrogance busting wines out of Chenin Blanc, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and Merlot in the heart of McMinnville's wine ghetto.