OCBC Partners

Oregon’s wine, beer, and distilled spirits producers have a great story to share. We are rooted in tradition
and heritage while leading the industry in quality, environmental consciousness, and innovative practices
to craft fine, quality beverages.

Learn more about our stories.

 

AtoZPartnersPg

A to Z Wineworks consistently offers beautifully balanced wines reflecting the Essence of Oregon.™
Championing sustainable practices in over 100 vineyards since 2002, A to Z presents one cuvée of
Oregon Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris each vintage.

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Bull Run Distilling Company was founded in 2010 after a “what if ” conversation between gentlemen
one evening over cocktails evolved into a full-on crusade (as things sometimes do when spirits are involved).
Bull Run is part of a new group of artisans helping put Oregon craft spirits on the map with a line of spirits
that stand as well neat as they do in your favorite cocktail. Everything about Bull Run is steeped in history
and tradition — from the name and the building, to the custom designed stills. To sip the spirits is to
taste a bit of Oregon — from the original pioneers of the Lewis and Clark trail and the hard-living “ladies”
and gents of Slabtown, to Portland’s latest renaissance of cocktail culture and enthusiasm for
everything handcrafted.

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Jim Bendis established Bendistillery (Crater Like Spirits) in 1996 — the name is a mashup of his last name,
his location in Bend, OR, and the word “distillery.” His first spirit was Crater Lake Gin, named after the crystal
clear caldera lake in south-central Oregon that formed when the volcano Mount Mazama collapsed about 150 years ago.
Oregon’s water is famous for its purity because a great deal of it flows over volcanic rock formations like Mazama.
To mimic this process and create the purest spirit possible, Bendis developed a filtration system that uses crushed
volcanic rock. They have a spirit filtered just like our water…that’s why it’s so smooth and sweet. Sixteen years and
many spirits awards later, it’s clear that people really do love Bendistillery’s products. The distillery is America’s
most award-winning small batch distillery.

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Founded in 1988 in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery overlooks the wild and scenic
Deschutes River. For over 25 years, Deschutes has created adventurous, award-winning lineup of
pioneering beers. It has become one of the largest craft breweries in the United States. Dedicated
to sustainable practices, Deschutes Brewery received the 2012 Sustainability Award from the
Central Oregon Environmental Center and was named the 2011 Green Power Partner by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.

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Erath Winery, the original winery of the Dundee Hills, has played a major role in establishing Oregon’s
wine industry and solidifying its reputation as a world-class wine region. Now in its fourth decade,
Erath continues to craft distinctive wines that reflect the rich heritage of the winery and the unique
conditions of our vineyard sites. Erath produces premium selections from the Pinot family – Pinot Noir,
Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc – and is consistently ranked as one of the region’s premiere producers.

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King Estate, founded by the King Family in 1991, is committed to producing Oregon wines of exceptional
quality using organic and sustainable farming methods, meticulous fruit selection, impeccable winemaking
practices and judicious blending. The beautiful estate of 1,033 acres produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and
limited amounts of Chardonnay, is certified organic, and is crowned by the charming, European-style winery
where the winemaking process is also certified organic. King Estate has an extensive wine education program
and offers tastings daily, as well as tours of the beautiful winery facility.

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NinkasiPartnersPg

In late 2005, Nikos Ridge and Jamie Floyd met at a favorite local bottle shop in Eugene, Oregon. The two
started talking and landed on the question, “What would you do if you could open your own brewery?”
Six months later they created the first batch of Total Domination IPA. Nikos and Jamie have created a
company that represents what beer means to them—a source of community and the root of human existence,
which is why they chose Ninkasi, the Sumerian goddess of fermentation, as their name. A driving force behind
the brewery is the idea that beer is the center of community and culture, one never in operation without
the other. The current brewery features a 55-barrel brewing system, with a capacity of 95,000 barrels per year
of craft beer brands including Flagship, Seasonal Release, Special Release, Prismatic Lager, Single Hop, and
R&D Series.

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What started as a dream for two ordinary brothers who just loved beer has now become a reality for
two ordinary brothers who still just love beer. Kurt and Rob Widmer helped lead the Pacific Northwest
craft beer movement in 1984 when, in their 20’s, they dreamed of brewing unique interpretations of
traditional beer styles. In 1986, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced the first American-style Hefeweizen;
today, the unfiltered cloudy beer is one of the best-selling wheat beers in the country. Based in Portland, Oregon,
the brewery currently brews a variety of beers including Alchemy Ale, the Rotator IPA series, Pitch Black IPA,
Nelson Imperial IPA, a high-end Brothers’ Reserve Series and a full seasonal lineup. For more information
about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit our website.

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WVVPartnersPg

Willamette Valley Vineyards has been producing high-quality, sustainably grown Pinot Noir and
other cool-climate varieties since 1983 – earning the distinction as “One of America’s Great
Pinot Noir Producers” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Founder Jim Bernau believes we are rewarded
with wines that taste better when made from naturally grown wine grapes. Therefore, Willamette Valley
Vineyards mission is to create elegant, classic Oregon wines from the Willamette Valley Appellation
while serving as stewards of the land. Willamette Valley Vineyards wines have been served at the
White House and the James Beard House and even been seen on NBC’s hit television shows,
Friends and Grimm!