Welcome to Dragon’s Vineyard!

In 1997, Trudy and Pete Salerno purchased the land in Monroe, Oregon which would become Dragon’s Vineyard with the decision to raise their young family in a rural/small town environment. At the time Pete and Trudy were both heavily involved in professional careers that demanded a lot of their time.

In 2010 with retirement in sight Trudy planted Dragon’s Vineyard, a small, 3-acre vineyard of Dijon clones of Pinot Noir located in the mid-Willamette Valley. In order to pay tribute to the community Dragon’s Vineyard was named after the Monroe High School mascot. This is dragon country!

Trudy Salerno, Dragons Vineyard
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Welcome our newest member of the team, Teagan the Irish Wolfhound!

Dragon Vineyard's newest member, Teagan the Irish Wolfhound
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IN THE NEWS

Oregon Wine Awards Silver Medal
Dragon’s Lair Pinot Noir 2016

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Wine Julia: On Dragon’s Vineyard wines:

“Incredible!”

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at left, dragon sculpture at top of Monroe High School’s cupola, the inspiration for our logo.

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Dragon’s Vineyard produced its’ first commercial crop in 2014, which was sold to a local winery. Trudy continues to sell grapes locally.

In 2016 Dragon’s Vineyard and Wine Company was established and began producing wine under its’ own label.  It is a member of the Monroe Hills Winery Association.

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Owner &
Vineyard Manager
Trudy Salerno

Trudy Salerno graduated from Oregon State University with a Baccalaureate Degree of Science in Agriculture followed by a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She later returned to Oregon State University to complete course work in Enology and Viticulture. Trudy retired from clinical practice in 2013 and from the US Army as a Colonel in 2014. She worked as an intern at Sugarloaf Winery in Marlborough, New Zealand in 2014. 

After twenty-seven years of military service including three combat tours, Trudy enjoys the peaceful tranquility of work in the vineyard. She occasionally recruits the help of her husband Pete and son Devon. Her personal vision for her vineyard is to practice sustainable farming, with an emphasis on growing healthy grapes.

Trudy occasionally recruits the help of her husband Pete and son Devon.

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The Vineyard

The coastal peaks of the Monroe hills provide a rain shadow and a slightly warmer micro-climate than the surrounding area, often referred to as the tropics of the Willamette Valley. The grapes grown on this well tended vineyard of Jory and Willakenzie soils produce a high quality Pinot Noir.

Our philosophy is good wine can only be made from good grapes. The grapes are hand picked, hand sorted and the wine is hand crafted in small batches under the direction of Matt Shown, wine maker of Brigadoon Wine Company.

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The Wines

Dragon’s Lair
Pinot Noir 2016

Dragon's Lair Piont noir
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Dragon’s Lair is a full bodied Pinot Noir, balanced with bright acidity and hints of blackberry and warm spice.
$28.00

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Dragon’s Lair
Pinot Noir 2017

Dragon's Lair Piont noir
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Dragon’s Lair 2017 Pinot Noir has juicy red fruit flavors with notes of raspberry and vanilla.
$28.00

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Dragon’s Kiss
Rosé 2018

Dragon's Lair Rosé
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This dry Rosé is bright, elegant and fruity displaying the fresh summer notes of strawberry and kiwi.
$22.00

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Contact Us

We do not have a tasting room (yet) but our wines are available for online purchase.

Local purchase of wine can be ordered directly by telephone at (541) 847-6132 and picked up on site by appointment only at 26631 Alpine Cut Off RD Monroe, OR 97456

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