Iconoclast, curmudgeon, artist and founder of Troon Vineyard, Dick Troon was one of the pioneers of the emerging Southern Oregon vineyard and wine industry. From his first plantings in 1972 to the start of the winery in 1993, Dick was committed to natural farming and winemaking. His goal was always to produce fine wines that would be the 'standard to which all other wines should be measured."
Dick Troon chose the Kubli Bench in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon. He recognized that the warm days and cool nights, along with the superior soil conditions, would yield exceptional wines. Troon settled on a 32 acre plot of land that received the maximum daily exposure to sunlight and was located at the perfect elevation for his favorite varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. This favorable meso-climate became the home of one of the original vineyards planted in the modern era in Oregon. Today the vineyard holds some of the highest quality grapes found anywhere in the world.
The Martin family was chosen by Dick Troon in 2003 as the ones to "take it to the next level." Not long after the transaction was complete, the plans began for expansion. Two adjoining properties that were coveted for their vineyard potential were purchased to being the estate to nearly 100 acres. Construction was completed on the spectacular new winery and tasting room in 2005. Copper gutters, Spanish tile roofs, extensive cedar work, hand-scraped hickory floors, and a full commerical kitchen have made this the preeminent winery destination in Southern Oregon. The facility now hosts events and parties throughout the year, continuing in the never-ending pursuit of "Good Times & Fine Wines."
New vineyards planted between 2004 and 2011 bring the vineyard planting to close to 40 acres with over 20 different varietals.