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PHILOMATH, OR. (December 30, 2019) – The demand for farm-to-table dining continues to rise, but one thing wine drinkers with a discerning palette for cuisine might not be aware of is the dearth of winemakers involved in all aspects of the viticulture and winemaking process. Matt Compton, who has been crafting wine in Oregon for over 20 years, and heralded by Great Northwest Wine as somebody who “has developed into one of the Willamette Valley’s most underrated winemakers,” is one such rarity. Compton has chosen to reflect his holistic involvement in the winemaking process by rebranding the Spindrift Cellars label as “Compton Family Wines.”
Along with his wife, Tabitha, who co-runs Compton Family Wines, Matt is a big reason the southern Willamette Valley continues to earn increasing acclaim, adds Great Northwest Wine.
“Our family does everything, from managing the vineyard, harvesting the grapes, making the wine, bottling it, managing the marketing, and running the tasting room,” says Tabitha. “Because of our loyal customers’ support, we’ve been able to expand. The new brand name better reflects the fact that our family does it all; we’re real farmers from beginning to end,” adds Tabitha.
Fans of Willamette Valley wines can enjoy several 90+-scoring wine varieties from Compton Family Wines, and know exactly where the grapes are sourced and how the wines were produced. “It’s still the same wines, just a newer, more aesthetically-pleasing label,” says Matt.
In addition to running Compton Family Farms, Matt also owns West Vine Farms, a vineyard management company, and manages most of the vineyards from which his operation sources fruit. Previously, Matt was the viticulturist at Oregon State University’s Woodhall Vineyards, from which the Comptons still source their fruit for winemaking.
The Compton Family label offers three collections: Compton Single Vineyard Wines, the label’s premier tier; Compton Garden, which represents the former Spindrift Cellars collection; and a premium sparkling wine, SEA 02, the winner of a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
*** About Compton Collection – The Compton Collection is a portfolio of artisanal brands and experiences. Our team offers a curated selection of boutique wines unique lifestyle experiences in Philomath, Oregon, which features shallow, well-drained volcanic basalt combined with marine sedimentary rock and/or alluvial deposits. Owned and operated by Matthew and Tabitha Compton, the current Compton Collection portfolio is available at www.comptonwines.com.