Helioterra is an artisanal urban winery owned by Anne Hubatch in SE Portland, Oregon. Many of us have fallen in love with her very approachable, affordable, and totally solid Pinot Noir Whoa Nelly. And now I’m excited to announce that Anne is coming to visit us and will share her knowledge and wines in a seminar-like setting.

Coming from a background in geology, Anne realized in 2002 that her future lay in the heart of Oregon wine country when she discovered a passion to become a winemaker. She introduced her first solo vintage of Helioterra Wines in 2009. The winery name draws on geological inspiration from Heliolite (the Oregon state gemstone more commonly known as Sun Stone). “Helio” and “terra” combine the Greek words for sun and earth, the natural partners for grape growing.