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!

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Trudy Salerno, Dragons Vineyard

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!

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Trudy Salerno, Dragons Vineyard

Our New Tasting Bar

The Wines

Medieval Dragon
Semi-sparkling
Rosé of Pinot 2018

Medieval Dragon Semi-sparkling Pinot Noir
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Our first sparkling wine, a rosé of Pinot Noir with strawberry, citrus, and floral notes – perfect for summer celebrations.
$25

AVAILABLE
NOW

Chrystal Dragon
Rogue Valley
Chardonnay 2017

Chrystal Dragon Chardonnay
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A cristp, refreshing Chardonnay with citrus, floral, and apple notes and a long, clean finish. Pair with fish and salads, or drink as an apertif.
$20

AVAILABLE
NOW

Sweet Dragon
Willamette Valley
Riesling 2019

Chrystal Dragon Chardonnay
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Semi sweet with a balanced fresh citrus note, so delicious for kicking back and relaxing.
$20

VERY
SOON

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Dragon’s Kiss
Rosé of Pinot Noir 2018

Dragon's Lair Rosé of Pinot Noir 2018
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$22.00

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Dragon’s Lair
Pinot Noir 2018

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$28.00

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Dragon’s Lair
Pinot Noir 2017

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$28.00

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

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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.

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.

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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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Contact Us

Our tasting room opens in May 2020, and until then 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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