Oregon Territory Winery
Oregon Territory was founded in 2015 by Dyson Paul DeMara and Scott O’Brien Kelley. The winery was founded with the intent to showcase the rich spirit and powerful nature that makes Oregon so special.
POINTS OF DIFFERENTIATION
- Old world traditions meet new world techniques
- Sourced from dry farmed, hillside vineyard sites
- 100% Barrel aged in French Oak
- Blend of historically quality sites with audition of new sites and growers
- Umpqua Valley terroir
- Dedicated to world class wines at accessible price points
Oregon Territory was created by two winemakers who share a passion for fine wine, great food and a gracious life. Dyson Paul DeMara and Scott O’Brien Kelley met while working at Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley nearly 20 years ago. Since then they have travelled the world’s wine regions learning the old world traditions and sharing new world techniques.
In 2013 the duo came together to start Paul O’Brien Winery, the Umpqua Valley’s first urban winery in the historic Hansen Chevrolet building in downtown Roseburg, Oregon. The duo chose their middle names to brand the winery as it speaks to their friendship and partnership. Oregon Territory captures the rich spirit and powerful nature that makes Oregon so special.
Oregon Territory sources its grapes from the Umpqua Valley and Willamette Valley. This approach allows the winery to ensure that the selected vineyard sites are perfectly matched to a particular variety. The Umpqua Valley is one of Oregon’s more diverse climates capable of growing both cool and warm grape varieties while the Willamette Valley is more suitable for cooler-climate grapes.
The Umpqua Valley boasts more than 140 soil types. More than any other region in the world. Similar to old-world regions, such as Piedmont, vineyard soil type can vary greatly depending on its location in the region. Most of the soils are derived from a mix of metamorphic, sedimentary, and volcanic rock. Deep alluvial or heavy clay materials are predominantly found in the valley, while the hillsides and bench locations have mixed alluvial, silt or clay soils.
In contrast, the Willamette Valley is dominated by three soil types: represented with basaltic, ocean sedimentary and loess, wind- and flood-deposited soils.
- Winery Fast Facts
- Owner: Dyson Paul DeMara and Scott O’Brien Kelley
- Winemaker: Dyson Paul DeMara and Scott O’Brien Kelley
- Established: 2015
- Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Tastings & Tours available: Yes
Days/Times available during week: By Appointment
By Appointment only: Yes
Applicable Fees: None
English Speaking Staff: Yes