Farm History

For 50 years, our family has grown wine grapes, acting as stewards of the land on this hill we call home. Since then, our vision has grown to include Durant Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, award-winning Durant Olive Mill extra virgin olive oil, Durant Kitchen, Durant Body Care, Red Ridge Farms Specialty Plant Nursery, Farm Shop, overnight lodging, expansive gardens, and the Durant Nature Trail.


Our history here in the Willamette Valley, now spanning five generations, began with English walnuts, hazelnuts, Italian prunes, and cherries. In 1973, our family was among the first in Oregon to attempt growing wine grapes in the Dundee Hills. Great wine is not just created in the cellar but nurtured and shaped by the land. Durant Vineyards wines embody each vintage’s true nature, the Dundee Hills’ unique terroir, and our family’s meticulous farming methods.


In honor of our trailblazing spirit, we planted olives in 2004, establishing one of the few olive orchards in Oregon. With the first, and to date only, commercial olive mill in Oregon, we can handcraft signature Durant Olive Mill olive oils with their own distinctive Pacific Northwest aromas and flavors. While honoring the old-world tradition of olive oil production, we believe in the potential for creating unique, world-class olive oils right here in Oregon.


Our family has a deep and lasting connection to the land. We have always felt our responsibility to this hillside as caretakers and farmers, but it is now our joy to share this connection with you.

The Durant Family