The first vines were planted at Bethel Heights in 1977, in the Eola Hills of Oregon's Willamette Valley. When twin brothers, Ted and Terry Casteel, and their partners, Pat Dudley and Marilyn Webb, decided to turn their love for wine and fascination with winemaking into a life-changing career, the vineyard was just what they were looking for. The Bethel Heights team eventually expanded to include second-generation leadership and ownership, bringing youthful energy, talent, and passion into the blend. The new additions to the team are Ben and Jon Casteel (Terry and Marilyn's sons) and Mimi and Jessie Casteel (Ted and Pat's daughters), who all grew up at Bethel Heights before venturing into the world. The winemaker, Ben Casteel, works closely with the entire family and vineyard crew to ensure that fruit is picked at its optimum ripeness each vintage, and that it is handled gently in its transition from vineyard to winery. Bethel Heights was on the forefront in sustainability in the Oregon wine industry. Ted Casteel is one of the co-founders of Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE) in Oregon, and the Casteel family has been instrumental in establishing LIVE Certification throughout Oregon. Bethel Heights estate wines have been certified LIVE since 1999.
6060 Bethel Heights Road NW
Salem, OR 97304