HISTORICAL Oregon Wineries


Adams Vineyard Winery

One of the First Wineries in the City of Portland

In the 1970’s Peter and Carol Adams partnered with Peter’s brother to open a wine shop in Portland. It eventually closed but their enthusiasm for wine continued.

Peter was an executive with a major Portland corporation, and Carol an artist. She designed the Adams’ wine labels.

Peter and David Adelsheim were high school classmates. In 1976 the Adams purchased 13 acres near Adelsheim’s Vineyard in Yamhill County and planted a vineyard. Their first crush was 1981.

Adams Vineyard WineryFrom 1981 to 1984 Adams’ wines were made at Adelsheim Winery. The first wines were labeled “Peter F. Adams” and won numerous awards. In 1984 the Adams hired Russ Raney as winemaker.

In 1985 the Adams opened their winery at 1922 Pettygrove St, Portland, OR.


Fun Facts

In 1994 Adams Vineyard Winery was sold to Rex Hill Vineyards.

Adams Vineyard Winery 1985 Oregon Sauvignon Blanc from Willamette Valley