About The Vineyards

About the Vineyards

Tyson’s 23 years in the Oregon wine industry provides us with a wonderful network of friends and growers. We work exclusively with sustainably and dry- farmed, family owned vineyards and have a close working relationship with all our growers. Together we grow balanced fruit that requires minimal intervention in the winery. Plans are also in the works for an Estate vineyard. Stay tuned.





2017 La Colina Pinot Noir

“Deep magenta. A highly perfumed bouquet displays spice-tinged red berry and floral qualities, and a succulent herb flourish appears with air. Appealingly sweet and lively on the palate, offering vibrant raspberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that slowly tighten up in the midpalate. Shows superb energy and spicy cut on a long, focused finish framed by silky, slow-building tannins.” 94 Points, drink 2022-2029

2017 Four Winds Pinot Noir

“Limpid ruby-red. Mineral- and spice-tinged aromas of fresh red berries and candied rose, along with a hint of blood orange that builds in the glass. Clean and nervy on entry, then deeper in the midpalate, offering energetic raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that pick up a spicy quality. Supple tannins build slowly on the penetrating finish, which hangs on with strong, spice- and floral-driven persistence.” 93 Points, drink 2022-2028

2016 Entre Nous Pinot Noir

“Dark red. Spice-tinged raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by floral and smoky mineral notes. Gently sweet and focused on the palate, offering energetic red and dark berry flavors and suggestions of rose pastille and blood orange. Vibrant and precise in style, delivering solid finishing cut, fine-grained tannins and strong, spicy persistence..” 91 Points, drink 2021-2027





2016 La Colina Pinot Noir

“Vivid ruby-red. Pungent, mineral-accented aromas of ripe raspberry and cherry, along with suggestions of musky earth, candied flowers and baking spices. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering intense red fruit preserve, floral pastille and spicecake flavors that slowly deepen as the wine opens up. Plays power off delicacy with a smooth hand and finishes very long and precise, with resonating red fruit and floral character and sneaky, framing tannis.” 93 Points, drink 2022-2030

2016 Four Winds Pinot Noir

“Vivid red. Bright, highly perfumed red berry and floral aromas show sharp delineation and pick up baking spice and mineral notes as the wine opens up. Nicely concentrated and lively as well, offering sappy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that slowly deepen and turn sweeter on the back half. The mineral note comes back strong on an energetic finish that shows tenacity and supple, slowly building tannis. (All Pommard clone)” 92 Points, drink 2021-2028

​​2016 Entre Nous Pinot Noir

“Deep, brilliant red. Ripe cherry and black raspberry scents show good clarity and pick up a spicy element with air. Fleshy and broad on entry, offering jammy dark fruit flavors that slowly tighten up through the mid-palate. Finishes smooth and long with just a hint of dusty tannins and a hint of sweet mocha.” 90 Points, drink 2020-2026





2016 Four Winds Chardonnay 90 pts

“The 2016 Chardonnay Four Winds is scented of Golden Delicious apples and yellow pears with nuances of citrus pith, acacia honey and almonds with a creamy undercurrent. It’s medium to full-bodied with fresh orchard fruits in the mouth, good uplifting acidity and a long finish with nutty accents.”

2016 La Colina Vineyard Pinot Noir 90 pts

“The 2016 Pinot Noir la Colina Vineyard is pale to medium ruby-purple with just a touch of tarry reduction on the nose giving way to blackberries, kirsch, turned soil and underbrush. It’s medium-bodied with pretty black and red fruits in the mouth and lots of earthy accents, framed by firm, grainy tannins and finishing long and earthy.”

2016 Four Winds Vineyard Pinot Noir 91+ pts

“The 2016 Pinot Noir Four Winds is pale to medium ruby-purple in the glass with an open, gregarious nose of cranberry tart, pomegranate, tart red cherries, cola and smoke with whiffs of fallen leaves and eucalyptus. Medium-bodied, it offers good concentration of fruits and earthy layers in the mouth, framed by grainy tannins and mouthwatering acidity, finishing long and nuanced. Yum!”



2015 Four Winds Chardonnay

“Limpid yellow. Assertive, mineral-tinged Meyer lemon and pear scents show very good clarity and complicating suggestions of iodine, jasmine and smoky lees. Minerally and precise on the palate, offering energetic orchard and citrus fruit flavors along with deeper suggestions of buttered toast and nectarine. Shows impressive energy and tension and finishes silky and long, featuring a lingering suave floral nuance.” 92 Points, drink 2019-2024



2015 La Colina Pinot Noir

“Brilliant red. A complex bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, potpourri and Moroccan spices, and a smoky mineral quality builds in the glass. Lively, mineral-accented raspberry, cherry cola and floral pastille flavors display excellent focus and appealing sweetness. Unfolds slowly with aeration, gaining depth and finishing with impressive tension, gentle tannins and sappy, red-fruit-driven persistence.” 93 Points, drink 2021-2027

2015 Four Winds Pinot Noir

“Vivid red. A highly aromatic bouquet evokes fresh red fruits, incense and Asian spices, along with a bright mineral overtone. Juicy, lithe and focused on the palate, offering appealingly sweet, mineral-laced raspberry, rose pastille and spicecake flavors that show impressive tension and reveal a deeper cola nuance with air. Delivers a suave blend of power and finesse and finishes extremely long, featuring harmonious tannins and outstanding clarity.” 93 Points, drink 2021-2027​

​​2015 Entre Nous Pinot Noir

“Bright red. A lively bouquet evokes fresh raspberry, candied rose and spicecake, backed by a hint of dusty minerals. Silky and appealingly sweet, offering pliant red and dark berry flavors and suggestions of bitter cherry and licorice. Spicy and focused on the clinging, gently tannic finish, which leaves notes of white pepper and floral pastilles behind.” 90 Points, drink 2020-2025




Notes from Star Sommalier Brent Braun, “No other Oregon chardonnay drinks with as much uncaged energy. But it’s not unfocused—it’s more a seasoned greyhound than a corgi puppy.” FULL ARTICLE HERE


by Emma Janzen June 2017

“How dry-farming can make for more complex wine”
Tyson, along with John Paul and Russ Raney explain dry-farming’s profound impact on terroir and wine quality. A great read!


by Sheila G. Miller April 2017

“Oregon’s Best Wines: Chardonnay”
Sheila interviews Tyson about his love of Chardonnay and long history in the Oregon wine world.




We’re one of the few small, indy wineries on the list!!


Reviews by Josh Raynolds December 2016

2014 Entre Nous Pinot
“Light bright red. Vibrant, spice-tinged red currant and strawberry aromas, along with suggestions of pungent flowers and blood orange. Sappy and energetic in style, offering juicy red berry and white pepper flavors that pick up a bitter chocolate nuance as the wine opens up. Closes silky and tight, carrying an echo of fresh red berries and candied flowers.” 90 points, drink 2019-2024

2014 La Colina Vineyard Pinot
“Brilliant red. Lively, expansive cherry and red berry scents are complicated by suggestions of potpourri and spicecake. Taut, sharply focused black raspberry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors gain lift and spine from juicy acidity and turn sweeter with air. Closes with serious energy, an echo of florality and fine-grained tannins that come on late and add shape to the vibrant fruit.” 92 points, drink 2018-2023

2014 Four Winds Pinot
“Limpid ruby-red. Spice- and mineral-laced cherry and boysenberry scents are complemented by notes of anise, candied flowers and mocha. Bitter cherry, dark berry and spicecake flavors show impressive clarity and lift, and a smoky nuance emerges with air. Closes very long and sweet, offering repeating spiciness, building tannins and gentle hints of lavender and cola.” 92 points, drink 2019-2025

2014 Four Winds Chardonnay
“Pale yellow. Assertive, mineral-tinged pear and quince scents; lemon zest and floral nuances add comlexity and lift. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering refreshingly bitter citrus zest and pear skin flavors that deepen and turn sweeter on the back half. Suggestions of sweet butter and tarragon come up on the long, sappy finish, which leaves behind notes of Meyer lemon and pear nectar. I really like the blend of depth and vivacity here.” 91 points, drink 2017-2022

View From the Cellar

October 2016

2012 Pinot Noir “Four Winds Vineyard”- Crowley Wines

92+ John Gilman “The 2012 vintage was the first that Crowley Wines produced a pinot noir bottling from the Four Winds Vineyard, after having purchased chardonnay here for a couple of years previous. The wine is 13.7 percent octane, included twenty percent whole clusters in the fermentation and offers up a lovely bouquet of bing cherries, pomegranate, fresh herb tones, a fine base of soil, a touch of raw cocoa and a very discreet framing of new wood. On the palate the wine is pure, fullish and nicely transparent, with a fine sappy core, moderate tannins, tangy acids and lovely focus and grip on the bouncy finish that closes with a nice note of beetroot. This is lovely pinot that is approachable today, but will be even better with a bit of bottle age. 2016- 2035+.”

Wall Street Journal

September 25th, 2016
Oregon’s Willamette Valley
“….Tyson Crowley,was recommended to me by David Millman, of Domaine Drouhin Oregon in Dayton, so I stopped by for a chat and a taste of some very good Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs….”

Wine is Serious Business

September 21st, 2016
Some Real Nice Oregon Chardonnay
Dan & Chas review the 2014 Four Winds Chardonnay.

KIRO Radio’s Seattle Kitchen
September 17th, 2016
Feast Portland
Chefs Tom Douglas & Thierry Rautureau chat about Feast, one of our favorite restaurants Superbite and give a nice Crowley shout out (around 38:30).



Portland Monthly
October 2013
Oregon’s 50 Best Wines 2013
2011 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
“Bright and juicy with flavors of dried strawberries, cola, and baking spice, winemaker Tyson Crowley’s latest vintage is a crowd-pleaser with a real sense of place. Thanks to a commitment to natural winemaking with certified sustainable fruit, Crowley’s wines reveal the best of the Dundee Hills: elegant, bold, and unflinchingly honest.”

Our Latest E-Newsletter
April 2013
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Portland Monthly
October 2012
Oregon’s 50 Best Wines 2012
2010 Willamette Valley Chardonnay named #1 white wine in Oregon!
“A perfect example of the new Oregon chardonnay, with lively acid and light, well-integrated oak aging (25 percent new barrels), this bottle allows the passion fruit and stone fruit notes to shine. Using Wente and 108 clones from the lauded Four Winds Vineyard and Maresh Vineyard estates, owner/winemaker Tyson Crowley’s sustainably farmed and affordable wine shows just how delicious a light touch can be.”

The Oregonian (oregonlive.com)
September 2012
Feast Portland: Food and Drink Festival Photo Essay

Bon Appetit Magazine (BA Daily)
May 2012
PDX in NYC: Last Night’s Food Assault at Saxon + Parole
“Some of PDX’s best-known chefs, brewers, and artisans came to NYC and put their goods up for grabs at New York City’s Saxon + Parole restaurant…Crowley Wines poured a delicious Willamette Valley Pinot Noir”

1859 Magazine
April 2012
Take a Stand with a New Kind of Keg
“Tyson Crowley, owner and winemaker for Crowley Wines, has his wine on tap at Oven and Shaker as well as St. Jack. For him, it’s about wine for wine’s sake. “I am drawn to the simplicity of wine served in a carafe sitting on a dining table being enjoyed without being swooned over. It evokes an old world sensibility where I imagine wine as a background element in a dining experience, not a central focus. Somehow the stripped down aspect of that has always seemed very pure and lovely,” reflects Crowley.”

Northwest Palate
Cole Danehower
January/February 2012
Essential Northwest Wineries

The Wine Advocate
Dr. Jay Miller
Issue 197: November 2, 2011

2009 Entre Nous Pinot Noir 90 pts
“Nicely concentrated for the vintage and lengthy in the finish.”

2009 Gehrts Vineyard Pinot Noir 90 pts
“…an enticing bouquet of Asian spices, incense, cedar, cherry, and raspberry.”

2009 LaColina Vineyard Pinot Noir 91 pts
“Earthy minerals, underbrush, cedar, spice box and assorted red fruits lead to an already complex wine that displays considerable elegance and impeccable balance.”

Eat Magazine
Celebrating the food and and drink of British Columbia
August 18, 2011
Crowley Wines 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Mix Magazine
June, 2011
Summer Love: 30 of Portland’s Coolest People Dish Up Hot Ideas for Celebrating the Sun

Oregon Public Broadcasting
Think Out Loud on Oregon Public Broadcasting
Oregon and Alcohol Air Date: Wednesday, December 22nd 2010
Oregon’s alcohol industry has something to toast. From beer to wine to spirits, the state’s alcohol industry is enjoying very strong growth. This show was broadcast live from St. Jack restaurant. Download the pod cast to hear St. Jack bartender, Tommy Klus talk about how excited he is to have Crowley Wines on tap as one of their featured “by the barrel” wineries.

The Wine Advocate
The Wine Advocate- Jay Miller
Issue 191, Closing date 10.31.10
“During my winery visits in Willamette Valley I always ask whether there are any new and interesting people that I ought to meet. This year the name Tyson Crowley came up so frequently that I felt compelled to see him and was able to work out a visit on short notice…The 2008 Pinot Noir Entre Nous gives up an alluring nose of smoke, violets, spice box, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry. Dense on the palate and crammed with succulent fruit while maintaining a sense of elegance…”

2008 Entre Nous- 91 pts
2008 Gehrts Vineyard- 92 pts
2008 La Colina Vineyard- 92 pts

The Oregonian
Katherine Cole
November, 2009
Pinot Noir Rules When it Comes to Picking Thanksgiving wine

La Colina Vineyard


La Colina Vineyard

La Colina was the very first vineyard we worked with in 2005 and we proudly continue to grow our holdings within this beautiful, bowl-shaped, southern Dundee Hills site. In addition to being a sentimental favorite, LaColina has quietly become a cornerstone vineyard for the winery as it continues to deliver exceptional fruit for both our blended bottlings and a single vineyard bottling. The vineyard is farmed and managed by our friend George Hillberry.



Tuckwilla Vineyard

Long ago while unloading Tuckwilla Vineyard fruit for Erath, Tyson remembers day dreaming about making his own wine from this lovely site. The dream became a reality in 2007 when we picked up an acre of 15 year-old Pommard from Tuckwilla owners and farmers Kathy and Lee Miller. We have since expanded our holdings within this site situated just below the Eyrie Vineyards in the Dundee Hills. Each year the vineyard delivers graceful and classic Pinot noir.

La Colina Vineyard

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Bottles of Crowley wines lined up.


Tyson Crowley driving a forklift.


Tyson Crowley jumping for joy in the vineyard.


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