The first time I cast a fly rod was in 1951 in my grandparent’s backyard in Iowa. I was five years old. It was a split-bamboo rod built by my grandfather. Although the fly-fishing rivers in Iowa are few and far between, he didn’t mind and he taught me to fish flies and poppers on the lakes near our hometown.
As I grew older I drifted away from fly-fishing and didn’t think much about that early experience until Wendy and I moved to Oregon to start the vineyard and winery in 1987. We were immediately amazed and delighted at the variety and beauty of the waterways in our new home state and the fly-fishing culture of the Pacific Northwest.
So, when we needed a logo for our original label designs we chose salmon flies to represent our Northwest heritage. The beauty and variety of these flies reflects the great Oregon outdoors– the mountains, rivers, fish, wildlife, and, of course, the grapes and wines we are proud to produce.