Trudy & Teagan
welcome you to
Dragon’s Vineyard Tasting Bar
TASTING ROOM HOURS
Friday 12N – 7PM
Saturday 12N – 5PM
Sunday 12N – 5PM
While complying with the Covid-19 guidelines,
we are delighted to welcome drop-ins as space allows.
Here are our guidelines that we will follow so as to secure everyone’s safety.
We call them the Covid Covenant:
Dragon’s Vineyard opens its tasting room By Edie Moro
Reprinted with permission by the Tribune News Publisher Pam Petersdorf Published May 28, 2020
When Dragon’s Vineyard and Wine Company owner and winemaker Trudy Salerno finally received the tasting room’s OLCC license on Friday, May 15, she announced to her husband, Pete, that she wanted to open for the Memorial Day week-end, only a week away. With the help of friends Tommy Houston and Bill Woodki, both of whom served in the military with Pete, they have been busy stocking the tasting room and putting into place protocols for following the “COVID Covenant.” CONTINUED…
at left, dragon sculpture at top of Monroe High School’s cupola, the inspiration for our logo.
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.
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.
Trudy occasionally recruits the help of her husband Pete and son Devon.
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.