Coleman Family Estate
Coleman Vineyard wine is estate grown and produced by co-vintners Randy and Kim Coleman.
First planted in 1991, the future site of Coleman Vineyard was purchased by Kim and Randy in 1996. Rolling up their sleeves, the family spent the next few years developing their little plot into 23 acres of pinot noir and pinot gris vines. Before the year 2000, the family had finished building the winery facilities, and found themselves having to set up impromptu board-and-barrel tastings for the curious travelers who had somehow found their way up to try the first few bottles.
“Along with mother nature, we have control of the process at our winery and vineyard site from the time the vines first bloom in the spring until the cork is placed in the bottle.”
Winegrower Randy Coleman has extensive experience in industrial manufacturing during his many years as an electrical contractor. He manages the crush and winemaking process, along with overseeing the vineyard and crews through the growing season. He manages to balance out Kim’s obsessiveness in the winemaking process, and she has to admit, he is usually right. Randy and Kim studied viticulture and winemaking through the continuing education program at University of California at Davis.
Winemaker Kim Coleman manages the enological duties of the winery. She has undergrad and graduate college background in food science and nutrition. She practiced as a chiropractor for twelve years before pursuing her dream of making wine. Kim has studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, cooking in their professional kitchens to further her knowledge of flavor evaluation and food and wine pairing.
Tasting Room Manager
Melissa Jackson is our tasting room and Cellar Club manager at the vineyard. Aside from being our bubbly hostess over the last three years, Melissa gets to spend her time away from the counter assisting and learning about the vineyard, wine-making, and blending process throughout the year, which she considers a great privilege in getting to know each bottles personality – from sprout to de-corking. Having spent much of her childhood just a couple of miles away from our vineyard site, she is eager to educate on the region and it’s unique conditions which have helped to elevate small estate-grown Oregon wines like our own into cellars around the world!
Krystal Goodman is our cellar manager and our winemaker’s assistant. With a formal culinary education and background, she keeps a keen level of attention to our wine during it’s fermentation stages. As a local to the McMinnville area, Krystal has a great connection with the local land and community. You may be lucky enough to find her behind the tasting bar or between the barrels when you stop by!