In 1987, the same year Rollin Soles began to develop the prestigious Argyle Winery, he also purchased a unique hillside property in the Chehalem Mountain Range. Yet, it was not until 2001 that Rollin and his wife Corby planted the hillside to Pinot Noir, and in 2003 announced the fruit of their long held vision, ROCO wines (pronounced rock-oh). The result is a vineyard and wines that reflect the very best distillation of Rollin's 20 years of Oregon viticultural learning and the property's special characteristics.
Wil's impressions after his visit in August of 2008:
"How can you not love Rollin and Corby Soles? These are two of the “best people” we know in Oregon, and we know a lot of great people. The good news is that the 2006 ROCO Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is as juicy, ripe, soft, rich, smooth, and tasty as you would hope for in this vintage. Now if we could only convince Rollin to make some sparkling wine under the ROCO label too…"
-Wil Bailey, ArtisanVineyards.com Portfolio Director, August '08