Beaux Freres

Beaux Freres

Phone: (503) 537-1137
15155 NE North Valley Road
Newberg OR 97132

While on vacation in 1986, Michael Etzel came upon a 88 acre pig farm for sale in the Northern Willamette Valley, Oregon. After some deliberation, Michael purchased the farm with his brother-in-law (the French idiom is "beaux frères"), Robert Parker, Jr.

Michael uprooted his young family from Colorado and moved to the farm the following summer. He began his focused pursuit as a vineyard manager by planning only Pinot Noir and slowly transforming the old pig and dairy farm into his jewel. In 1991, a renovation of one of the barns led to the creation of Beaux Frères Winery. With each new vintage, Michael's efforts further unveil his pursuit of Pinot Noir that is the pures expression of the vineyard.

This year we celebrated the release of our 25th vintage, and our second-generation winery began a new partnership with eighth-generation French family-owned Maisons & Domaines Henriot.

Our new partners' have been inspired by the authenticity, integrity, and character of our vineyard and winery. Michael's role in guiding vineyard, winery, and administrative operations will continue, as will his partial ownership along with his brother-in-law, Robert Parker Jr. Michael's son, Mike D. Etzel, continues as Winemaker. We believe we are in a better position than ever to create world-class wines of truly unique character and complexity.

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