Truly a family winery, Kramer Vineyards came together from a blending of Trudy’s fascination with winemaking dating back to the early 70’s and Keith’s math and science background, which was part of his earlier career in pharmacy which is also helpful in the wine industry.
Trudy became fascinated with winemaking in 1970 after purchasing a winemaking book. In 1978, experimental winemaking took place in a small test vineyard at her previous home in Warren, Oregon. She began making berry wine, rose petal and then, finally, grape wines -- she took her first wine class in 1980. In 1983, Trudy and husband, Keith found a hillside property in Gaston where they would soon begin their mark in Oregon's winemaking history.
In 2008, during their 25th year in business, daughter and winemaker, Kim came on board. Join Keith and Trudy on this Europe’s Rivers & Castles wine adventure.