HISTORICAL Oregon Wineries

 

Serendipity Cellars Winery
(1980-1990’s)

Glen and Cheryl Longshore learned their wine making skills from Myron Redford at Amity Vineyards. Instead of following conventional wisdom of planting the “right grapes”, and making “popular” wines they experimented with lesser known varieties and developed a niche market for their wines.

A three acre vineyard was planted in 1980 and winery bonded 1981. Marechal Foch and Muller-Thurgau were flagship wines. Chenin Blanc and Zinfandel were also popular.

It is not known how long Serendipity Cellars operated. The winery was located at 15275 Dunn Forest Road, Monmouth, OR.


 

Fun Facts

First Bonded Winery in Polk County

The Longshore’s thought it was “serendipity” or “good luck” that led them to establish the winery.

Serendipity Cellars Winery 1983 Oregon Marechal Foch