Triple Oak Vineyard is located on a gentle southeast facing slope in the small historic community of Oakland, Oregon. It is tended by owner Betty Tamm and her husband Geoff Faraghan. Betty Tamm and her late husband Paul planted the vineyard in the year 2000 and began producing wine commercially with the 2005 vintage. Paul was the principal of Triple Oak Vineyard but after his passing in 2013 Betty has had to take over management. Paul was a research chemical engineer and a perfectionist. His engineer's careful attention to detail carried over to the vineyard and he nurtured the vines resulting in grapes with a reputation as a quality product. Just two weeks after Paul died his wines received their first major award; a gold medal for the 2010 Tempranillo at the 2013 Greatest of the Grape. This recognition was followed with the top platinum medal at the 2014 G of G for the 2011 Tempranillo. Betty is now trying to maintain that quality and sustain the excellence of the product. The 2014 Red Oak and 2015 Tempranillo have carried on the tradition with Gold Medals.
Triple Oak Vineyard is a micro producer (200 to 300 cases / year) of fine wines for the discerning consumer. My intention is to remain small and deliver quality products with good value to a limited number of loyal customers. After Paul passed away I scaled back on production but I am now back up to the full complement of products thanks to vineyard and wine making help from my new husband Geoffrey Faraghan and tasting room management by Nancy Rodriguez. The current vintage, 2015, includes a Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer and a Rose of Pinot Noir. The white wines and rose are available in very limited quantities and are made available exclusively to members of my "Case Club". There are several wine club options with an annual case purchase or tri-annual pickups (3 times per year) Wine club members also receive a discount off normal retail pricing, invitations to special events, and free tastings.
The name of the business, Triple Oak, derives from the fact that I live on Oak Street, in the town of Oakland, and the name "Tamm" means Oak in Estonian. While none of this was preplanned, I could not resist acknowledging this remarkable coincidence.
The wines are available for tasting and purchase at the Triple Oak Wine Vault located in downtown Oakland at 137 Locust St, in the historic old bank building. We also carry wines from several other local Umpqua Valley wineries and periodically showcase them for tasting. In addition, by appointment, we can accommodate private parties and catered events.
Requirement for Membership Purchase of at least one case of Triple Oak Vineyard wine per calendar year. Mixed cases are allowed. Benefits of Membership Case Club prices are up to 20% below retail. Access to Triple Oak Vineyard's very limited quantity white wines. Free wine tasting for you and two friends when you visit the tasting room. Invitation to Triple Oak Vineyard special events. A complimentary jar of Triple Oak Vineyard's gourmet wine jelly - while supplies last. Joining the Case Club To join the Case Club all you have to do is contact us via the e-mail link below, agree to the membership requirement, and place your first order for a case of wine. Club members receive periodic e-mails with news of new products, new releases and special events.
You may place an order with us using our PayPalTM account. You do not need to have your own PayPalTM account to use this feature; our account will accept any major credit card. We will ship your order by UPS. The single bottle prices apply to purchases of fewer than 12 bottles. For case purchases (mixed cases are allowed) the per bottle price for case quantities will be used. To determine the shipping cost of your order we will need to know the items you wish to order, your shipping address and the address type (residential or business). Please send us this information using the e-mail link below. We will then respond with the total cost of your order. When you click on the order button below you will be sent to the PayPalTM site where you will input the order total and your credit card information.
This Tempranillo won the only platinum awarded by the professional judges at the Greatest of the Grape. Rich and smooth it exemplifies the wines of the Rioja in Spain. Goes well with any foods, including rich Spanish seafood dishes like paella or tomato based seafood stews. Very limited quantities remain
This Tempranillo matches the rich smooth character of our prior Tempranillos, exemplifying the significance of terroir.
2014 and 2016 Gewurztraminer
Our Gewurztraminer is made in a dry style. This helps the bright mineral flavors come through. The Gewurztraminer pairs well with spicy and asian foods, and is great to just sip.
2014 Pinot Noir
This full bodied, deep garnet colored Pinot has good acidity, rich tannins with flavors of cloves and warm spices. With a large inventory of 2014 and both the 2015 and 2016 vintages on its' heels, this Pinot is on sale. Reduced from $24 to $20 with a case price of $216.
This signature Tempranillo released in September 2016 after one year in french oak barrels and one year aging in the bottle.
This award winning red wine is a blend of our Tempranillo and Pinot Noir. It exemplifies the richness of the Tempranillo and the fruitiness of the Pinot Noir. Rich and smooth it is an easy drinking yet complex wine that goes with most foods. Our 2014 Red Oak received a Gold medal in the Oregon Wine Experience competition in 2016, it is almost sold out. Our 2015 is just as rich and wonderful and now available.
Wines of the Umpqua
Begin your wine country tour at Triple Oak Wine Vault, located in Historic Oakland, gateway to the Umpqua. Valley. In addition to being the tasting room for the Triple Oak Vineyard we also offer wines of seven other Umpqua Valley Wineries. We give you a taste of the Umpqua featuring a signature varietal from a different winery each weekend.
Red Amber Rose
This is a deep ruby colored Rose' of Pinot Noir. It is made almost dry with just 1.5% residual sugar. Excellent lightly chilled with roasted poultry or cheeses or on a summer afternoon.
This is a blend of our signature Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris. It is dry, fruity with a hint of minerality from the Gewurz. Wonderful chilled with cheeses or any light foods.
This aromatic white wine seems to be liked by everyone, whether they usually like sweet or dry white wines. It is made dry but the tropical fruit nose is so intense it almost seems sweet. It is a perfect party wine whether it is a summer afternoon on the deck or a winter evening by the fire.
This white wine has a hint of sweetness for those who like a wine on the sweet side, without being as sweet as a dessert wine. It has a gentle acidity with aromas of passion fruit and pear.
This Tempranillo was our first wine to receive a gold medal: from the professional judges at Greatest of the Grape. It is aging well and we stashed a few cases in our library. Limited bottles are available.
This rich smooth tempranillo received a gold medal at the Women's International Wine Competition in Sonoma County California. There were only two gold medals awarded to Tempranillos, one from Rioja Spain and ours! It was described by critics at the Oregon Tempranillo Celebration as "really well made, modern red with crisp red fruit aromas, hints of vanilla and a medium long finish. This wine is going fast.