The beginnings of Beaux Frères Winery date back to 1986 when Michael Etzel discovered an 88-acre pig farm for sale located on Ribbon Ridge in the Northern Willamette Valley, Yamhill County, Oregon. He purchased the lot with his partner and brother in law, renowned wine critic Robert Parker Jr. After gaining harvest experience at Ponzi Winery, Michael harvested his first crop in 1990 and sold the grapes, but kept enough to make one barrel of his own Beaux Frères wine. Today the Beaux Frères Vineyard is located on that 88-acre farm atop Ribbon Ridge in the Chehalem Valley near Newberg and is planted exclusively with Pinot Noir. There are also Pinots produced from their Upper Terrace Vineyard and the Williamette Valley according to our Beaux Frères reviews. Regardless of which vineyard, the Beaux Frères philosophy is to produce world-class Pinot Noir from small, well-balanced yields that represent the essence of each vineyard. According to our Beaux Frères ratings, they have been successful thus far in doing so.