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Sofia Torres-McKay
August 18, 2019 | In the News | Sofia Torres-McKay

Breaking Down Walls

Braking down walls

When Eugene native Ryan McKay met Sofía Torres in San Francisco in 2001, he shared his passion for Oregon Pinot Noir. She fell in love with both. The Mexico City native and lover of big reds became curious about the region and the wine. So much so, the couple, married in 2005, eventually traveled to Oregon wine country, and searched for the perfect site to call their own.

In 2011, they bought 10 acres on Worden Hill Road in the Dundee Hills, after selling a house in British Columbia — in a favorable market. In 2012, they began planting at an elevation of 500 to 600 feet. Five acres are planted to Pinot Noir, including the rare clone 122 from Vosne-Romanée, a Grand Cru vineyard in Burgundy; and one acre to Chardonnay. Inspired by the crimson clover covering the property in spring, the couple named the vineyard, Cramoisi, which translates to “crimson” in French.

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