Steve’s parents emigrated from England in 1956, following a sister who was a “war bride” -- marrying an American G.I. Steve is first-generation American.
Styring Vineyards was established by Steve and Kelley Styring in 2003 on a 40 acre parcel of unfarmed land in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, upper Willamette Valley, Oregon. The Styring Vineyards principal is to produce small lots of hand-crafted Pinot Noir and Riesling with an authenticity you can taste. Our winery is a voucher for the intimate ties between the vineyard and the wine. Everything we do in the vineyard matters as much as what we do in the winery.
The Styring name is Viking in origin, documented back to the Year 700 A.D. when Styr the Strong left Sweden to take what is now Sheffield, England. The Styring history in England is linked with farming as far back as 1100 A.D. The Styrings who did not take up farming and continued as cutlers perished “at their profession” according to family documents. Good thing our ancestors liked to farm!
The Styrings live on the farm, which is open to the public on a limited basis.