Our Story


What makes the Pacific Northwest so unique? The fact that dense forests, winding waterways, and snow-packed peaks are all in our backyard? Or is it that no matter how far you go and how many sights you see, there's always more to explore? Each wine is crafted with this reverence of place—but our goal is to never stop exploring new regions and new wines. We're creating wine for those who cherish the wonder in wandering, who understand that the best places to explore are sometimes right around the corner, and for those of us who opt for the long way home.
In 2009, my brother Ryan and I started Christopher Michael. The idea was simple; to use our home base in Oregon’s Willamette Valley to craft outstanding wines. We believe geographic boundaries shouldn’t define the wines. They are created to be fresh, approachable, and ready for any occasion anywhere.

Eric Harms