Portland Indie Wine Festival

Tyee Wine Cellars was Jury Selected to participate in the 2011 Portland Indie Wine Festival.  See you there, May 14th for the Public, May 15th for the Trade.

Wine Press Northwest Magazine

Andy Perdue of Wine Press Northwest Magazine writes, 2008 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir is "Excellent: This longtime Corvallis winery has long been known for its distinctive Pinot Noirs. Second-generation winemaker Merrilee Buchanan Benson has crafted a superb wine with aromas of Rainier cherries and raspberries, along with flavors of cranberries, pomegranates and bright cherries."

-rated 25 out of 170 Northwest Pinots blind tasted by Wine Press Northwest Magazine, Spring 2011

Beverage Testing Institute

2008 Tyee Estate Chardonnay

Silver Medal Winner - Highly Recommended &

Best Buy - World Wine Championships


The Alchemist Weekly

Thanks to Readers of our Local Zine, The Alchemist Weekly, for Voting Tyee Wine Cellars as #1 Favorite Winery and #1 Favorite Red Wine, Tyee Estate Pinot Noir.  Read about the Winners at

Wines Northwest

Chuck Hill with Wines Northwest recommends 2009 Tyee Estate Gewurztraminer.  He writes, "Located on the Buchanan Family's Century Farm near Corvallis, Oregon, Tyee Wine Cellars celebrated their 25th year in 2010.  Daughter Merrilee Buchanan Benson is the winemaker crafting Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir.  The 2009 Gewurztraminer shows aromas and flavors of light pear and peach with hints of vanilla and baking spice."

Prince of Pinot

Tyee 2006 Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir wins a place in the All-American PinotFile list of Value Priced Pinots.  These are the Prince of Pinots favorite wines of 2010.  He writes, "The All-Americans were selected not only for their fruity, flirty New World hedonism and description-defying sensuality, but for the emotion they illicit.  All the anointed wines were technically sound, but what separated the All-Americans was a powerful charisma."

2010 Top of the Valley Readers' Choice

Thanks to our local community, readers of the Corvallis Gazette Times and the Albany Democrat Herald voted Tyee Wine Cellars as their number 1 favorite winery in 2010 Top of the Valley. 

Your Valley, Your favorites


About Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2007, Allen Meadows of Burghound writes; "A cool, perfumed and very pinot nose of red berry fruit and subtle earth notes leads to lighter but delicious flavors that possess good balance and reasonably good depth in a dusty, precise and lingering finish.  Like many Oregon '07s, this is not especially concentrated but the balance is solid and this is an altogether enjoyable wine, particularly for its price."

Oregon Wine Blog

The Oregon Wine Blog says, "Tyee is a must-stop destination if you are in the Willamette Valley. It's the perfect location to bring a picnic lunch and crack open a nice cool white on a summer afternoon. You won't find more welcoming winery owners than the Buchanan's, further epitomizing the great spirit and attitude of the Oregon wine industry."

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Prince of Pinot

The Prince of Pinot in his June 2010 issue of The PinotFile reviews Tyee Estate Pinot Noirs.  About the 2007 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir, he says, "Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass.  Shy, but appealing scents of cherry and berry jam with hints of oak and spice.  Decent red berry core with moderate ripe tannins and some persistence on the elegant finish.  A solid wine.  Good."

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