About Us

OUR STORY

Irvine & Roberts Family Vineyards is an alluring family winery in Ashland, Oregon, where we practice sustainable farming and produce ultra-premium Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Our high altitude vineyard is adorned with distinctive soils, climate, and east facing slopes that produce wines with extraordinary balance, flavor and intensity. We believe great wines come from great soil, so we strive to be conscientious stewards of the land, protecting our vineyard soils through practices that are certified sustainable by LIVE and Salmon Safe. We admit to being obsessive with our grape growing practices to ensure quality in the vineyard, keeping grape yields low and production limited to ensure the optimal health of the vine; allowing us to produce exceptional Pinot noir and Chardonnay with elegance and balance.

In 1997, Doug & Dionne Irvine returned to their roots in Oregon with the desire to raise their daughters in the same place that they had such fond childhood memories. Choosing Ashland, they soon discovered that the 80 acre ranch they would call home turned out to be an incredibly unique vineyard site. The first vines were planted in 2007, and the journey continued from there when Doug’s sister and brother in law, Kelly and Duane Roberts, joined Doug and Dionne and created Irvine and Roberts Vineyards.

"The bottle contains a snapshot in time. One season, from the adrenaline rush of harvest through to the bottling."

Dionne Irvine

Co-Founder

“We are absolutely passionate about creating a great atmosphere and guest experience."

Kelly Roberts

Co-Founder

"From the start, I believed in this site and the quality of wines we could produce, as well as the strengths that we each bring to the business as family members."

Duane Roberts

Co-Founder

"Art is a good analogy for winemaking. You get a blank canvas every year. It starts with immense possibility."

Doug Irvine

Co-Founder

"Great winemaking begins with the greatest complexities. Ideally, the final result is a wine that reveals and fully expresses the subtle nuances of the soil, climate, geology and people."

Michael Donovan

Managing Director

OUR HISTORY

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Vineyard Land Purchased

2001

Doug and Dionne Irvine move to their 80-acre ranch oustide Ashland, the future home of Irvine & Roberts Vineyards

Vineyard planting Ashland Oregon
First Vines Planted

2007

First 5 acres of Pinot noir and Chardonnay planted

23 Acre Vineyard Expansion

2012

23 acres of Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier planted to an array of clonal selections

Tasting Room Opens

2017

We welcome you to our tasting room, with stunning views of the estate vineyards and the surrounding hillsides

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Who We Are

We have a team of artisans and professionals in place to maximize the potential of this amazing site. From our tasting room ambassadors and vineyard artisans, to our management and winemakers and the distinct strengths of the family members themselves, Irvine & Roberts Vineyards is constantly striving for perfection. Out of love and respect for the great wines of the New and Old Worlds, our vision is to add our wines to the legacy of world-class Pinot noir and Chardonnay.
Doug and Dionne Irvine Wine Ashland
Doug & Dionne Irvine
Co-Owners

Doug takes a different perspective than most people on just about everything. His inclination is to lighten things up when tensions begin to rise and bring things back into balance. He sizes up personalities and situations and allows the experts to implement the goals set forth. But, if situations call for a course correction, he is fast to act. Dionne has an amazing palate and can share with ease the subtle nuances a wine expresses in a soft and inviting manner. Dionne has great vision and is the backbone of the company and operations. From vineyard to bottle, Dionne has a command and understanding of the business and the intricate details of the art of winemaking.

Duane and Kelly Roberts Wine Oregon
Duane & Kelly Roberts
Co-Owners

Duane is a visionary with a multitude of ventures. In all his endeavors, he refuses to compromise or release anything to the market that is anything but perfection. Duane has launched several successful companies over many decades, including several major food companies worldwide. The knowledge and strength he brings to the partnership is invaluable and his attention to detail is unmatched. Kelly is the cultural ambassador, she brings style and flair to everything she touches. Kelly is a mover and takes on many tasks all at once, and somehow completes them without delays. She is on the cutting edge of food, wine, and hospitality trends and can put on an event like no other.

Michael Donovan Wine
Michael Donovan
Managing Director

Michael’s been in the food and wine business for decades, and is a recognized leader in the Oregon wine industry. His relationships in Oregon wine run deep, and his knowledge of wine is unsurpassed. His energy and enthusiasm is infectious to all. Michael ties all the pieces together with finesse, and brings the partners’ ideas into action, while effortlessly leading the company and the operations.

Robert Brittan Winemaker
Robert Brittan
Consulting Winemaker

Robert was the first winemaker at Far Niente in California, then spent 16 years as winemaker and estate manager at Stags’ Leap Winery before fulfilling his dream of making Pinot Noir and Syrah from cooler climates at Brittan Vineyard in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. A graduate of University of California at Davis and over 30 years of experience in making wine, Robert has had an invaluable impact on our wines and vineyards.

Vince Vidrine
Winemaker

Vince has a great deal of experience working for prestigious wineries in both Oregon and Burgundy and we’re confident he’ll expand on our initial successes to craft complex, balanced and elegant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.” “I am very excited about the opportunity to work with this team. We are all completely focused on producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir at the highest level,” said Vidrine. “With the completion of this new winery and with a meticulous farming program led by the Results Partners vineyard management team, this project is perfectly poised for an excellent start.