about red electric

Energy.  Tension.  Beauty.  At Red Electric, we believe the world’s finest Pinot Noir exhibits a vitality that bursts from a combination of tension and natural beauty.  This internal coil gives lift to the wine.  The depth of flavors are balanced by the bolt of energy that should run seamlessly from the captivating aromatics, through a taut mid-palate, and to a long and satisfying finish.  In the best years, this nervy core should balance the maturing fruit and the wines will have a long window of fine drinking.


From 1913 to 1929, the iconic Red Electric commuter trains began a transportation revolution, carrying passengers from Portland to the communities of the Willamette Valley that are now intimately associated with Oregon Pinot Noir—Sherwood, Newberg, McMinnville, Forest Grove, Carlton, Salem, Eugene and others.  With a nod to the distinctive railcars, we hope our wines capture the electricity and excitement of that era.