By Great Northwest Wine December 2023
"The Bryn Mawr Vineyards nonvintage Brut Rosé by Rachel Rose in the Eola-Amity Hills rose to the top of the sparkling wine category."
Best Sparkling Wine / Gold Medal
Bryn Mawr Vineyards NV Brut Rosé, Willamette Valley — 93 points
Bryn Mawr Vineyards 2021 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $30.00
Bryn Mawr Vineyards 2018 Tempranillo, Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley
By The Drinks Business November 2023
"Rachel Rose, winemaker at Bryn Mawr Vineyards in Salem, Oregon, says she has been slowly transitioning her production to include more whites, both to reflect her personal preferences, but also because of what she sees happening in the market.
“We used to be about 40 percent white, 60 percent red, but we are moving toward 50-50,” Rose says. “Whites bring me great joy, so that is part of the reason I’m focusing more on whites. But there is a growing interest in both lower alcohol wines and crisper flavors. I feel like we are meeting people where they’re at. They are also eating locally grown, fresh foods with more spice than in the past, and whites just taste better with the food styles that are trending.”
By Passport Magazine November 2023
"Last year, Drabkin organized the first ever Oregon Queer Wine Fest, beginning what she and her fellow queer vintners feel is part of a larger movement.
David Lauer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bryn Mawr Vineyards in nearby Salem, Oregon, was among the participants in the inaugural Queer Wine Fest. “I absolutely loved being a part of it,” he says. “My family’s operation is quite a bit larger in scale than the majority of producers represented, and my queerness is more of an accoutrement to our operation than a central force as it is for many of my peers in attendance. That said, it’s so important to remind folks that queerness exists in every different aspect and generation of the wine industry, so I was honored to participate. I was provided the chance to meet and connect with so many people with whom I will continue to support and work with. It’s absolutely necessary to create spaces for fearless celebration and collaboration. Remy has provided us with that opportunity.” “Queer Wine Fest isn’t just a party,” she explains. “It’s a way to build intentional networks between LGBTQ+ wine professionals and to invite the broader community of wine drinkers to join us in making wine more accessible and representative of the diverse folks who make it.”
By Forbes November 2023
"Bryn Mawr Vineyards Tempranillo, Oregon, 2019: A very cool wine from a pinot noir focused appellation. This is one of the few, if only, Willamette Valley wineries that grows Tempranillo as well as Dolcetto at their estate. This one shows off with ripe black cherry notes, a hint of spice and a marvelously silky palate – thanks to a year of bottle aging before release. It’s only 12% alcohol so go ahead and give the aunties another glass or two."
By Oregon Wine Press September 2023
"When Jon and Kathy Lauer acquired Bryn Mawr Vineyards, they engaged Rachel Rose as winemaker and vineyard director. Rose crafts wines that highlight the aromatics produced by from the winds through the Van Duzer Corridor. Her 2019 Estate Pinot Noir is intensely aromatic with a retronasally perfumed palate and smooth tannins."
By Oregon Wine Press August 2023
"Bryn Mawr Vineyards 2022 Estate Riesling, Eola-Amity Hills - Juicy, fleshy nectarine and fresh ginger predict an off-dry palate of the same flavors along with perky acidity and a silky body."
By Eugene Magazine August 2023
"We visited Bryn Mawr Vineyards to experience a new in-depth tour and lunch at the winery. It’s a beautiful site, perched at 870 feet on the upper crest of the acclaimed Eola-Amity Hills — an area known for its afternoon winds. Bryn Mawr is Welsh for “high hill,” and the vineyard is nestled atop one of the steepest slopes in the Willamette Valley along a windy corridor (they don’t host weddings because there’s too much at stake when the wind picks up — they tried it once and learned their lesson!) The 40-acre LIVE-certified estate enjoys rocky volcanic soils which anchor the vines on their steep vineyard. They have two guesthouses on the property where visitors can get an immersive experience. And, David Lauer, son of owners Jon and Kathy Lauer, recently introduced a new hospitality experience at the winery.
The Exploration Tasting is personally led by David and begins with a tour of the winery, where winemaker Rachel Rose helms Bryn Mawr’s innovative program. David led our small group on a hike of the vineyard for a discussion of Bryn Mawr’s sustainable vineyard practices, like their no-till approach, their partnership with Philomath-based nursery Buzz Seeds to source organic cover crops that naturally suppress noxious weeds, under-vine composting, and more. We had some really informative and picturesque tastings under the trees among the vines, which culminated in a tasting led by David along with a beautiful charcuterie plate in the winery’s new private tasting room."
By @willamettevalleywine August 2023
"Did someone say best views in the Willamette Valley? You’ll have to go check it out for yourself! Bryn Mawr takes so much pride in their neighborhood, farming practices, and winemaking team & the best way to experience a tasting at @brynmawrvineyards (in my opinion) is their explorative tasting with David."
By Sip Magazine August 2023
"Bryn Mawr is nestled on a sustainable estate in Salem, Oregon. Not only will you be able to take in vineyard views from this property, but you’ll also be able to see the dramatic Oregon Coast Range. The Ideabox guesthouse sits right next to the vines, allowing for an immersive experience. There’s two king bedrooms complete with cozy furnishings and thoughtful amenities, along with a full kitchen. Plan a stay and enjoy the sunshine from the deck, complete with an outdoor grill."
By Oregon Wine Press May 2023
"Diverse populations by nature cultivate more creativity and innovation. Owner/winemaker of Remy Wines, Remy Drabkin, is also founder of Queer Wine Fest, McMinnville’s mayor and Wine Country Pride co-founder. She recognizes the importance of promoting a more inclusive community. Last year, Drabkin created Queer Wine Fest to bring together (and celebrate) LGBTQ+ winery owners, winemakers and winegrowers.
David Lauer, vice president of sales and marketing at Bryn Mawr Vineyards, located in the Eola-Amity Hills, says, “It’s no surprise something as ever-shifting, dynamic and exciting as wine has become a magnet for this eclectic gathering of wonderful queer producers.” He continues, “It’s a phenomenal occasion to create and strengthen our community, something so central and dear to the LGBTQ+ experience.”