When Stephen and Gloria Reustle moved to the Umpqua Valley, they had a plan. While mapping their property to identify 40-acres of rich microclimates, the budding winemakers were carefully choosing their vines to match. The process took extra time, but was well worth the attention and dedication.
Today, Prayer Rock Vineyards produces up to 6,000 cases of world-class wine to a loyal customer base. And while there is always room for more fans of their wine, they plan to stick with their limited harvests, choosing to only bottle wine from their own land. It earned them the 2010 Small Winery of the Year award, so why mess with success, right?
See the prayer rock for yourself. You’ll find it at the top of the south-facing slope. You’ll also find a wonderful tasting room, wine cave, amphitheater and friendly winemakers on this 200-acre estate. To find the vineyard, just take exit 125 off I-5 North, or exit 136 off I-5 South.
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