Cubanisimo Winery

August 21, 2011

Read more about this incredible Cuban vineyard based out in Oregon. I love how they are blending their Cuban culture with their passion for wine. Azucar!!

Mauricio Collada Jr. MD – Owner
Mauricio was born in Havana, Cuba in the 1950’s. He came to the United States with his family in 1962, a few years after Fidel Castro’s communist revolution. His fascination with wine began while he was attending the pre-med program at the University of Miami in Florida by making wine at home from mangoes and bananas. During his training in medicine his interest in wine continued. With extensive research, input from friends and acquaintances in the wine industry, his passion for wine making continued to grow. Mauricio moved to Salem, Oregon after completing his neurosurgery residency in New Orleans. Upon arriving in Oregon in 1983 to start his practice and establish his family, Mauricio was surprised to find out that his favorite wine grape, Pinot Noir, had the perfect climatic conditions for its development in the Willamette Valley. He became entranced by the elegance, the complexity and the vibrancy of the Oregon Pinot Noir. He knew that eventually he would be in the wine industry. It was an easy decision to pursue his passion with the 1986 purchase of a 21-acre parcel in the Eola-Amity Hills located within the Willamette Valley, and the founding of Cubanisimo Vineyards.

In 2003, we decided to forge ahead with the dream by keeping ½ the product from our vineyards to produce our own wines under the label of Cubanisimo Vineyards. Much soul searching took place in the name selection, and label design since we wanted our homage to our Cuban heritage to be a quality product in every way. Cubanisimo means “very Cuban”, and from the beginning we have committed to developing our wines into the top quality product meriting the name.

Why “Cubanisimo”?
Much soul searching took place in the name selection, and label design since we wanted our homage to our Cuban heritage to be a quality product in every way.  Cubanisimo means “very Cuban”, and from the beginning we have committed to developing our wines into the top quality product meriting the name.

In 2005, as our vineyard/winery contracts expired we kept all our grapes, and began construction of our wine tasting room facilities, and slowly started adding to our vineyard plantings. Our wines are currently produced, and bottled at Rob Stuart’s winery in McMinnville, with plans to move production to our own estate as our wine production increases.

We have been fortunate that our efforts are being so well received by many who come and visit us in Oregon, and get to know us first hand. We continue to see phenomenal growth in the popularity of our wines as we pursue expansion of our distribution. Our award winning wines are getting increasing recognition in fashionable wine circles. We relish the opportunity of sharing the passion, and pride we have for our wines, and our heritage through your enjoyment of Cubanisimo Vineyards wines.

www.cubanisimovineyards.com





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