Beaux Frères is one of the most critically acclaimed wineries in Oregon. Not only is Beaux Frères producing impressive expressions of Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, it is also co-owned by arguably the most famous wine critic in the world, Robert Parker. Beaux Frères is a joint partnership between Michael Etzel and his brother in law, Robert Parker, and Robert Roy whose background as a commercial developer and civil engineer helped make the original partners’ dream a reality. Michael farms the two vineyards at Beaux Frères biodynamically to produce Pinot Noir which is the purest expression of their land. The first vines were planted on what was originally an old pig farm back in 1988 with the first vintage in 1991. The philosophy of creating world-class Pinot Noir from fruit that represents the essence of the vineyard has remained unchanged ever since with minimal intervention in both the vineyard and the winery. With past vintages high up on the lists of top Oregon Pinot Noirs it is no surprise that this is one of the most talked about wineries in the region.