Willamette Valley, Oregon
- Pinot Gris
- Pinot Noir
- Pinot Noir Deux Verres
- Pinot Noir Olsen Vineyard
- Pinot Noir Seven Springs
- Pinot Noir Temperance Hill
Torii Mor Winery was founded in 1993 by Donald Olson, MD, who remains the owner to this day with his wife, Margie. The winery was initially a small project that was intended to showcase the fruit from his vineyard. Olson Estate Vineyard, formerly McDaniel Vineyard, is located in the Dundee Hills AVA. The now organically farmed vineyard was planted in 1972 and is one of the oldest vineyards in Yamhill County.
Since its modest beginnings in 1993 with just over 1,000 cases, Torii Mor has blossomed into a small, super-premium winery that focuses on small lots of handcrafted, vineyard-designated Pinot Noir. Current harvest levels range between 14,000 and 17,000 cases depending on the vintage. The focus at the winery is devoted to the production of Pinot Noir beginning in the vineyards with careful, attentive management to achieve mouth-watering, truly physiologically ripe fruit and continuing in the cellar with small lots, minimal handling, and native yeast fermentation to express each unique site in a classic “Burgundian” way.
Torii Mor currently obtains fruit from over ten carefully chosen vineyards. Our wine making team ensures that the vineyards will produce the highest quality fruit with strong emphasis on low tonnages and low-input farming practices for natural plant balance. This dedication to quality has resulted in the production of vineyard-designated wines to complement our well known Oregon production that remains the flagship of Torii Mor.
And now about the name: TORII MOR was chosen by the founder as he felt it conjured a feeling of unique elegance. Borrowing from the Japanese, the word “torii” refers to the ornate gates often seen at the entrances to Japanese gardens. “Mor” is a word in ancient Scandinavian that means “earth.” By integrating these two distinct languages, the romantic image of a gate to the earth space or passageway to beautiful things is formed. We believe that Pinot Noir, more than any other varietal, is that beautiful gateway to the earth.