It all began with a simple vision: growing grapes in a landscape that inspires. Dr. Robert Gross and his wife Corrine felt so strongly about this vision that they committed completely, despite thriving careers in medicine and social work and a growing family. The beauty of the Coastal Range to the West and the deep connection to the soil they worked each day instilled a farmer’s appreciation for the Willamette Valley and the labor is takes to grow their fruit.

First they were strictly growers, selling their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes in the Old Vines Vineyard, as it came to be called. Then in 1987, the family produced a Pinot Noir as their first 

label from the estate vineyard. Now Cooper Mountain Vineyards produces 7 varietals under 3 labels. 

From the beginning, Cooper Mountain embraced holistic farming practices and became a leader in the winemaking industry for organic and biodynamic production. The notion of restoring the land that produces the crops made perfect sense. We take and we give back. In 1995 Cooper Mountain was certified organic by Oregon Tilth and in 1999 earned biodynamic certification be Demeter, the largest international certification organization.

Our Family

Family is the core of our identity. It is the heartbeat of our business. Cooper Mountain begins with one family and continues to tell the tale with our second generation and our extended winemaking family. Our passion for winemaking keeps us grounded and grateful for our four decades in the Willamette Valley.

The Innovator, Bob Gross

The Connector, Barbara Gross

Born in NYC, Bob and his wife travelled west in 1976 with their 3 children in tow. His love of Pinot Noir landed them in Oregon. Bob lives on one of the vineyard sites and still splits his time between a natural medicine practice and Cooper Mountain. His innovative vision continues to guide his dedicated team.

From an early age Barbara Gross walked the rows of Pinot Noir on the family estate. Post university she joined the family business and never looked back.  Currently she serves at the helm as Operations Director of Cooper Mountain and has held multiple board seats in the valley. She’s die-hard committed to a future for winemaking and winegrowing in the Willamette Valley.

The Poet, Gilles de Domingo

The Optimist, Gerry Sanchez

Gilles de Domingo began his winemaking career at his family’s estate in Bordeaux.  After receiving a degree in Viticulture he travelled the world in pursuit of fine wine. Gilles worked in wineries in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa before finding Oregon. He’s been part of the Cooper Mountain family since 2004.

For more than three decades, Gerry Sanchez has watched over and tended to the vines on Cooper Mountain. A veteran of the valley, Gerry keeps the 160 planted acres running while managing oversight of the organic and biodynamic production. Gerry and his team feel all of the seasons in the unique climate of the Northwest.

The Poise, Alicia Larson

The Charm, Emma Healion

After a decade long run with winery hospitality programs in Napa Valley Alicia headed up north in pursuit of Willamette Valley pinot noir, rain and mountains. She welcomes you with both knowledge and charm as you meander through your adventures in the Willamette Valley.

Emma joined CMV in 2021 and with her the luck and charm of the Irish arrived to the pinot noir laced mountains of Oregon. With decades of wine experience from restaurants in Colorado to wholesale wine sales in Oregon to Import Portfolio representation, Emma truly has seen and molded the evolution of the modern wine industry in the United States. Look for her near and far with bottles of biodynamic Cooper Mountain in her wine bag.

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