Our Story

History

Colin Smith and Tahmiene Momtazi founded Brave Cellars in the Fall of 2017. The husband-and-wife team are committed environmentalists and winemakers residing in Oregon's Willamette Valley.

Mission

The mission of Brave Cellars is to produce elegant and accessible representations of Oregon Pinot Noir. Committed to embracing adventure and the unknown, each wine represents a unique profile and uncompromising standard for quality.

Wine

Brave Cellars wines are 100% sourced from Momtazi Vineyard, an acclaimed Demeter-certified Biodynamic vineyard in the McMinnville AVA. Momtazi Vineyard is nestled near the entrance to the Van Duzer corridor in Oregon’s Coast Range, enabling a unique confluence of high breezes, dryer vines, and robust tannin structures.

Wine

Two Roads and Less Traveled are first inceptions from Brave Cellars, made to serve as sophisticated and accessible representations of Oregon Pinot Noir.

Awards

Two Roads 2016 Pinot Noir, 90 points, Wine Enthusiast

Awards

Less Traveled 2016 Pinot Noir, 89 points, Wine Enthusiast

Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.
Ernest Hemingway, American Novelist

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Willamette Valley, Oregon

Located in
Willamette Valley, Oregon

Founded in:
2017
Owned by:
Colin Smith and Tahmiene Momtazi
Winemaking by:
Tahmiene Momtazi

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