Triple Oak Vineyard is located in the small historic community of Oakland, Oregon, on a gentle southeast facing slope. It is tended by owner Betty Tamm and her husband Geoff Faraghan. Betty Tamm, and her late husband Paul, planted the vineyard in the year 2000 and began producing wine commercially with the 2005 vintage. Paul was the principal of Triple Oak Vineyard but after his passing in 2013 Betty had to take over management. Paul was a perfectionist. His attention to detail carried over to the vineyard and he nurtured the vines resulting in grapes with a reputation as a quality product. Just two weeks after Paul died, his wines received their first major award; a gold medal for the 2010 Tempranillo at the 2013 Greatest of the Grape. This recognition was followed with the top platinum medal at the 2014 G of G for the 2011 Tempranillo. Betty and Geoff are now maintaining that quality and sustain the excellence of the product and medals have followed every year.
Triple Oak Vineyard is a micro producer (300 to 500 cases / year) of fine wines. Our intention is to remain small and deliver quality products with good value. For the first five years of production, we specialized in Pinot Noir. In 2008 we added Tempranillo. Our climate and terroir is perfect for this Spanish varietal and this has become a signature wine at Triple Oak. Thanks to vineyard and wine making help from my new husband Geoffrey Faraghan we have expanded our offerings to include more white wines. We have Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. We often make a red blend, a white blend and a Rose’. The white wines and rose are available in very limited quantities and wine club members receive priority.
There are several wine club options with an annual case purchase or tri-annual pickups (3 times per year) Wine club members also receive a discount off normal retail pricing, invitations to special events, and free tastings.
The name of the business, Triple Oak, derives from the fact that I live on Oak Street, in the town of Oakland, and the name "Tamm" means Oak in Estonian. The town of Oakland is not a misnomer. Our property is primarily Oak woodland so we feature denizens of Oak woodlands on our newest labels. While none of this was pre-planned, I could not resist acknowledging this remarkable coincidence.
The wines are available for tasting and purchase at the Triple Oak Wine Vault located in downtown Oakland at 137 Locust St, in the historic old bank building. We also carry wines from several other local Umpqua Valley wineries and periodically showcase them for tasting. In addition, by appointment, we can accommodate private parties and catered events.
Requirement for Membership Purchase of at least one case of Triple Oak Vineyard wine per calendar year. Mixed cases are allowed. Benefits of Membership Case Club prices are up to 20% below retail. Access to Triple Oak Vineyard's very limited quantity white wines. Free wine tasting for you and two friends when you visit the tasting room. Invitation to Triple Oak Vineyard special events. A complimentary jar of Triple Oak Vineyard's gourmet wine jelly - while supplies last. Joining the Case Club To join the Case Club all you have to do is contact us via the e-mail link below, agree to the membership requirement, and place your first order for a case of wine. Club members receive periodic e-mails with news of new products, new releases and special events.
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2014 Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir is full bodied with strong acidity, a floral nose and flavors of warm spices. The very warm year yielded 1.5 tons and was 25 brix at harvest. We made 75 cases in addition to a barrel we blended into the Red Oak. This is our favorite wine for making into a hot mulled wine during the holidays or any cold winter night.
This rich wine has bold tannins and has softened with age. The strong acidity suggests that it can cellar for many years. This was a very warm year with a record yield which made 145 cases in addition to two barrels we used to blend into the Red Oak. With the high yield and the 2015, 2016 and 2017 vintages coming along we put the 2014 on sale at $16 / bottle which represents a 33% discount.
2014 Red Oak
This award winning red wine is a blend of our Tempranillo and Pinot Noir. It exemplifies the richness of the Tempranillo and the fruitiness of the Pinot Noir. Rich and smooth it is an easy drinking yet complex wine that goes with most foods. Awards: Oregon Wine Experience Gold
Misty Oaks Blonduo
Not available anywhere else. Blonduo is a combination of Misty Oaks two vineyard blonds, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. They were blended to create Misty Oaks vineyard's first white wine blend. Fresh, fruity, and ready to welcome the sun! Heady scents of honeydew, nectarine, lemon zest, and fragrant white flowers. The mouth is full of summer with cut grass, kumquat, lime, and pineapple. Cleansing acidity seals the deal with lingering freshness. A great summer sipper or pair with salads and seafood.
2010 and 2011 Tempranillo
These were cool wet years but they yielded award winning Tempranillo; Gold and platinum medals from the professional judges at the Greatest of the Grape. The grape skins are tough so they resist botrytis and we could let them hang through the cool wet fall until they were ripe and the acids had softened. The 2010 vintage yielded our first ever medal; a Gold at the Greatest of the Grape. There are three cases of 2010 remaining. The 2011 received the highest award; the Platinum. There are a few bottles remaining. Harvested 1.4 tons on 10/19 at 22.7 brix. Awards 2010: Greatest of the Grape Gold Awards 2011: Greatest of the Grape Platinum
This dark, smooth Tempranillo has received high accolades from the Oregon Tempranillo Alliance and two medals including gold from the Women’s International Wine Competition. Comments are: “Lovely clarity and compelling aromatics. Powerful aromatic with dark fruits, lush and fruit driven on the palate with black cherry, mulberry and a touch of savory spice. Firm but not overwhelming tannins. Awards: Greatest of the Grape Silver Women's International Wine Competition Gold
2016 Pico Tempranillo
This wine is a blend of Tempranillo with just enough Viognier to give it a rich, rounded flavor with a fruit forward nose. Pico is short for Picotin, which is another name for Viognier and Pico means peak in Spanish; for what we believe is the peak of perfection. The wine was aged a year in French oak barrels. With crisp red fruit, vanilla, and plum this wine pairs well with Mediterranean and rich or savory dishes.
This Tempranillo was judged at the Oregon Tempranillo Alliance with the descriptors: Dark garnet in color, this wine aromas are of cherry and plum and a bit of cedar. In the mouth, bright cherry and cedar flavors have a light cola and mocha note to them and are bouncy with excellent acidity. A nice cola note lingers in the finish. Faint tannins gain strength as the wine lingers on the palate. This is very easy to drink. The well-integrated oak stays very unobtrusive in the wine. Awards: Savor Northwest Silver Women's International Wine Competition Silver Oregon Wine Experience Silver
2015 Red Oak
The Red Oak wine is a unique blend of our signature Tempranillo and Pinot Noir grapes. The Pinot Noir contributes the fruitiness and softens the tannins while the Tempranillo provides the rich body, yielding a smooth, fruit forward wine with hints of spice. Deep ruby in color, with soft tannins and flavors of blackberry, plum, and spices, it can be sipped alone or paired with most any food. Awards: Women's International Wine Competition Silver Savor Northwest Bronze
2016 Red Oak
This is our signature blend of Tempranillo and Pinot Noir, usually 60% to 40% respectively. This wine has characteristics very similar to the 2015, continuing our tradition of smooth and rich with the fruity nose of the Pinot and the richness of the Tempranillo.
2015 Pinot Noir
This is our favorite Pinot Noir since our 2012 vintage. The 2012 received a silver medal from the professional judges at Greatest of the Grape. It is rich, smooth and dark; exemplifying Pinots of southern Oregon. The Dijon 777 clone of Pinot Noir grapes were aged a year in a mix of new and seasoned French oak barrels. It has a deep garnet color with a raspberry nose, flavors of red fruit, plum, cloves and warm spices. It has good acidity soft tannins, great mouth feel, and a moderately long finish. It is a full-bodied Pinot that pairs well with roasted poultry, light meat dishes, or salmon. Awards: Greatest of the Grape Silver
2016 Pinot Noir
This dark but bright Pinot looks to be following in the footsteps of the 2015. It can be consumed now or held for a couple of years to develop more of the rich character of southern Oregon Pinots. This one we did submit to the Women’s International Wine Competition where it received a gold medal. This is especially gratifying since there were hundreds of Pinot Noirs submitted. Awards: Women's International Wine Competition Gold
2016 Bella Bianca
Bella Bianca is a light, off-dry, and crisp white wine blend for Oregon grapes. This blend of white grapes showcase some of the best that Oregon can produce. Enjoy this wine by itself or with appetizers and light fare.
2016 Misty Oaks Pinot Blanc
Available only at Triple Oaks Wine Vault! A light and clean wine, Pinot Blanc appears delicate, yet has its own layered complexity and richness. An aromatic, fruity, and balanced white, pair with mild cheese, Dungeness crab or creamy pasta dishes.
2017 Brandborg Coastal Cuvee
This white wine blend from some of Oregon's oldest cool climate vineyards has been crafted for hedonistic enjoyment. Take a sip and let your mind take you to your favorite sand, surf, and sun destination. This wine is crisp, fragrant, quaffable, a vacation in your glass.
2018 Foon Rose of Malbec
Estate produced by Foon Estate in the Umpqua Valley. The wine emanates scents and flavors of strawberry, framboise and rhubarb with a hint of cinnamon. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy and the finish pleasantly bright and acidic. Pair this with cheese, fruit, brined grilled pork loin, chicken, fish or lamb.
Made from the Duero clone of Tempranillo, this wine was aged a year in new and seasoned French oak barrels. Deep ruby in color, with medium tannins, it has a leather and blackberry nose, flavors of blackberry, tart cherry and a hint of giner. It is a luscious example of Spain's noble red wine. Awards: Women's International Wine Competition Gold
2017 Pinot Noir
Light garnet in color, with a raspberry nose, flavors of red fruit, plum, cloves, and spices. It has good acidity, soft tannins, great mouth feel, and a moderately long finish. It is a medium-bodied Pinot that pairs well with roasted poultry, light meat dishes, or salmon. Awards: Women's International Wine Competition Bronze
2017 Red Oak
Our Red Oak wine ia a unique blend of our signature Tempranillo and Pinot Noir grapes. The Pinot Noir contributes the fruitiness and softens the tannins while the Tempranillo provides the rich body; yielding a smooth, fruit forward wine with hints of spice. Deep ruby in color, with soft tannins and flavors of blackberry, plum, and spices.
Tesoaria 2016 Red Wines
Dolcetto 22.00 Primitivo 26.00 Sangiovese 22.00
2015 Foon Malbec
The Foon Estate Vineyard Malbec is notable for satisfyingly deep color, excellent structure, moderate alcohol content, restrained, soft tannins and recognizable Malbec aromas and flavors. The wines are fruit forward and well developed with smooth texture and mouthfeel and food flattering acidity. Expect flavors of blackberry, ripe damson plums, tobacco, raisins and an earthy quality with developing smokiness and a subtle hint of bacon accenting a long mid-palate finish. Try a glass with a well-aged rib-eye steak fortified by a classic Argentinian chimichurri.