Press ReleaseThursday, March 9, 2023 Contact: Danuta Pfeiffer 541-998-8141 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards to Close after 40 Years of Operation Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer, receive Lifetime Achievement Award Junction City, Oregon—Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards, one of the oldest and most revered vineyards in the South Willamette Valley, announces that it will be closing its doors on May 1, after a final estate sale the end of April. Robin Pfeiffer established the 70-acre vineyard on the family farm in 1984, and he is considered one of Oregon’s grape growing pioneers. Over the years, Robin and his wife, Danuta, expanded the vineyard into a winery and hospitality center, offering non-distributed, small lot wines that were widely sought and highly esteemed. The Pfeiffers recently sold their vineyard property to King Estate, a longtime friend in the Oregon grape growing story. While they continue to live in their home on the property, the Pfeiffers are refocusing their energies to traveling and spending more time with friends and family. Danuta plans to continue writing her highly acclaimed books, while Robin will pursue his passion for community service. Throughout their four decades of operation, the Pfeiffer’s gained a reputation as community leaders and activists. Their 2006 pinot noir was served at a pre-inaugural dinner for President Barack Obama. Their contributions were recognized in February by the Oregon wine industry with the Lifetime Achievement Award for their success, leadership and longevity. The winery will officially close its doors on May 1, 2023, but will continue to operate the downtown Eugene tasting room at 5th St. Market Alley serving their remaining inventory. The Pfeiffer’s are deeply grateful to their loyal customers and community for their support throughout the years, and are excited for the next chapter in their lives. Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer are available for interviews to discuss their journey and the decision to close the winery. For media inquiries or to schedule an interview, please contact the Pfeiffer’s at 541-998-8141 or email@example.com. # # #
Dear Pfeiffer Friends; For almost 40 years, we have planted, cultivated, and harvested some of the finest grapes to make some of the finest small lot wines in Oregon. During this time, we have seen our wines celebrated around the world by presidents and prime ministers, friends and neighbors and heard our winery referred to as “The Gem of the South Willamette Valley.”
We have made life-long friendships “living the dream,” and while the work has been exhaustive and hard, it has also been creative and fulfilling. But the time has come for a change of pace for us. We want to enjoy a retirement still enjoying friends and wine, but without the daily responsibilities of tending a vineyard and running a winery.
Therefore, this bitter-sweet announcement:
We have sold Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards to King Estate. They have partnered with us in so many ways over the past 30 years making award-winning wines from our grapes. We feel a deep kinship with King Estate and believe the stewardship of the land is in good hands. It will be lovely to watch how this lovely property will grow under their guidance. We will continue to live on the land in our home enjoying our relationships with our many friends.
With heartfelt gratitude to all of you for your friendship and loyalty, we would like to give you a head-start to acquire our remaining inventory. Now through the holidays and into the spring, keep an eye out for our specials and stock up on your favorite Pfeiffer wines.
We look forward to celebrating the future with you!
Warmly, Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer
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Owners Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer say they are thrilled to collaborate with the Brian Obie and his 5th Street expansion project. “The Market Alley is a magical space,” Danuta Pfeiffer says, “And we can’t wait to see our friends downtown and share a glass of wine.”