Day Wines

Willamette Valley
Year founded:
Brianne Day
Brianne Day

Basic Info

Day Wines is a natural wine producer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Led by winemaker Brianne Day, Day Wines are instinctive, restrained and capture a specific time and place. After studying at Chemeketa Community College and working in France, New Zealand and Argentina, Brianne returned to Oregon and set out to work and learn every angle of the wine business. She worked for producers who were making wines in ways she wanted to: The Eyrie Vineyards, Brooks Winery, Grochau Cellars, Belle Pente, and Scott Paul. She also worked at Storyteller Wine Company, learning the retail side of the wine world, and then as a server at Le Pigeon and Little Bird Bistro. She also sold barrels for Bordeaux cooperage, Saury, which allowed for many opportunities to listen and learn from winemakers throughout the Willamette Valley. In 2012, a friend in the Valley asked if Brianna was interested in buying some fruit from his family’s vineyard. She decided it was the right time to get started and made 125 cases of single vineyard Pinot noir. The wine was noticed by distributors in Chicago and New York City, and she was lucky to be invited to pour at the RAW Natural Wine Fair in London. Since that first vintage, Day Wines has grown from 125 cases in 2012 to 5,000 cases in 2017.