Imagine sun soaked days at the beach, locally roasted coffee in the morning, wine tasting in the afternoon and evenings around the firepit, sipping handcrafted wine and making S'mores...this is The Winery at Manzanita Experience!
The Back Story...
Manzanita is a small, quaint beach town on the Oregon Coast, just 15 minutes south of Cannon Beach and a little over an hour from Portland, Oregon. With 7 miles of uninterrupted, dog-friendly beach, amazing sunsets, cute shops and tasty restaurants, it is a regular vacation destination for Portlanders and Seattleites alike.
Mark Proden, owner and winemaker, founded the winery under the Bodhichitta name and wine label in 2008 while attending wine school, making small batches of wine (10-100 cases at a time) by hand in Salem, Oregon. He became interested in wine during his 11 years in the Air Force as a pilot and engineer, visiting Napa and Sonoma and eventually Oregon as Pinot noir grew in popularity here.
After wine school and a few years in Hawaii developing his line of dry to off-dry tropical fruit wines (passion fruit, pineapple, guava, mango) under the Island Mana Wines label on Kauai, he began looking for a new venue, a location inspired by nature, that would allow for increased production while maintaining high quality. Manzanita came to mind, as Mark had made many trips there with his black lab Pinot, mainly for its long, dog-friendly, leash-free beach and awe-inspiring sunsets.
A Vision Becomes Reality...
We welcome you to a dream turned into reality--a cedar shingled tasting room and winery production facility with a courtyard, cafe, vines, red Adirondack chairs, fire pits and glass roll-up garage doors. Our wine production focuses on small batch fermentations—on quality over quantity.
We serve locally roasted coffee, pastries, bagels and breakfast sandwiches in the morning and offer daily wine tastings, flights, glasses and bottle service in the afternoon and evening. We carry small batch Pacific Northwest guest wines, beer and cider from Oregon and Washington.
To accompany the wines, we offer sandwiches, sausages, salads, gourmet soups, artisan cheese/salami plates and appetizers at lunch and dinner. DIY S’mores kits are available to be assembled over the fire pits.
We welcome families, wine aficionados and their dogs.
We value community, sharing, respect, friendship, personal growth, creativity, spirituality, teamwork and customer service. We endeavor to demonstrate and share these values with you.
Hope to see you soon on the Oregon Coast!
The Winery at Manzanita
You can also find us at...
The Portland Wine Bar
Should you find yourself in Portland, Oregon, please stop by The Portland Wine Bar and Winery Tasting Room at 526 SW Yamhill Street, Portland, OR, 97204 across from Pioneer Courthouse Square between 5th and 6th Avenue. Please see our website, www.portlandwinebar.com for more information.