August Schaad settled on Parrott Mountain in 1902. He established a farm and passed the love of the land to his children. Including his oldest child, Clarence. Clarence bought a small farm across the road from his parents and later bought additional farmland on Chehalem Mountain that is now the working part of our farm and home to August Cellars.
August Cellars, established in 2002, is a family owned corporation. The winery is named after greatgrandfather and patriarch, August Schaad. August Cellars represents the desires of the third and fourth generations to keep the family farm in agricultural use rather than sold off as a housing development. The winery is located at 14000 NE Quarry Road, Newberg Oregon.
The farm has 42 acres of land in production that includes English walnuts, and Italian prunes, a Pinot Noir vineyard and several acres of timber. This cross section of crops and land uses allows the native fauna to prosper. We have seen chipmunks and squirrels, a black-tailed weasel, foxes, bobcats, cougars, coyotes, hawks and eagles, as well as quail and bluebirds.
We look forward to the visions of the next generation exploring responsible stewardship of the land.
Walnut harvest occurs on the coattails of grape harvest.
1902 - August Schaad and his two brothers settle in Oregon.
1903 - Anna Bartruff hops the train in Nebraska and catching up with August in Oregon. They marry.
1904 - Clarence Schaad is born.
1931 - Clarence marries and starts his family.
1942 - Clarence purchases the farm on Chehalem Mountain where the winery is now lcated.
1958 - Lewis, Clarence's oldest gets married and starts his family.
1990's - Lewis & Grace, Clarence's surviving children return to the farm full time.
2002 - Grace suggests starting a winery to get the next generation on the farm.
2002 -We incorporate the winery.
2003 - We break ground on the new winery.
2004 - Our first harvest in our winery. We are joined by two other wineries
2005 - August Cellars rents space to several more wineries some of which stay and a few move on to find more convient homes.
Now - Home to 8 wineries.
The fortytwo acre farm consists of English Walnuts, Italian Prunes, a vineyard of Pinot Noir, and 6 acres of woods. The walnuts and Prunes were planted originally back in the 1930's and were replanted after both the Columbus Day storm and a freezing winter. The vineyard was leased out prior to us starting the winery and will revert back to the farm at the end of the lease.
The winery is a three story building allowing the use of gravity to gently move the wine making process from the elevated crush deck all the way down to the underground barrel rooms. Gravity allows us to keep from agitating the wines and losing the bouquet of the nose.
Eight wineries with eight different philosophies about wine has produces spectacular wines that have been met with aclaim both locally and nationally.
Vision & Values
Great wines at an affordable price, crafted for you to enjoy with friends, family and food.
Pinot Noir is a grape that has dozens of clones and promotes a community of winemakers that realize the idea of trade secrets inhibits great wine making
The craft of winemaking is the blending of fermentation sciences with the ability to anticipate what our decision making will taste like after years of cellaring the wines
The personal touches of how flavors dance on our palates. These diffences between the wine makers allow for the consumer to find a wine that matches what one loves or challenges you with new wines.