Our family business traces its roots to our father John Bergström’s Swedish heritage and the love he developed for the Pacific Northwest. John grew up in a small agricultural and logging village in northern Sweden. As a young teenager, he set out by himself for Oregon, eager to follow the American dream of creating a life better than the one he knew as a child. Ultimately, he became a surgeon, created a successful medical practice and raised five children in his new homeland. After many years, John decided to return to his agricultural roots and pursue his dream of winegrowing, eventually founding Bergström Winery. Today, John and Karen Bergström are proud parents who have helped establish a flourishing business and who enjoy traveling the world sharing Bergström Wines and its vision with fellow wine enthusiasts.
Bergström Wines consists of five estate vineyards totaling 84 acres that span across four of the Willamette Valley’s best appellations: The Bergström Vineyard, Silice Vineyard, Winery Block, Gregory Ranch and Le Pre du Col. Each estate vineyard is farmed without the use of harsh chemicals, systemic or fertilizers, and the winery produces approximately 10,000 cases of ultra-premium and extremely sought-after wine each year, including two Chardonnays and nine different Pinot Noirs.
The Wine Maker
Patrick Reuter is the winemaker and co-owner of Dominio IV. Patrick learned about wine-making while working harvests in Chile, New Zealand, Napa, Burgundy, and Oregon. He graduated from University of California Davis where he studied terroir while his wife, Leigh, studied viticulture. Patrick started the Dominio IV winery with Leigh in 2002 and has been working with the fruits of Viognier, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo ever since.
After gleaning hands-on vineyard experience in both Washington State and Chile, Leigh studied viticulture at the University of California at Davis. Master’s degree in hand, she then traveled the world, working harvests from California to Burgundy to New Zealand. Returning to the West Coast in 2000, Leigh became the vineyard manager for Archery Summit. Leigh now works on many Willamette Valley vineyards producing wonderful grapes for many wineries. In 2002, she and Patrick began the Dominio IV winery
11570 NE Intervale Rd, Carlton, Or 97111
Visit dominiowines.com for more information
Owners: Leigh Bartholowmew & Patrick Reuter
Project Manager: Abhinav Mishra
Designer: Cellar Ridge Construction
Interior Designer: Anne Nash, Pedal Home Interiors
Photographer: Mic Cooney
By The Numbers
5 – Reclaimed cherry wood shelves behind tasting bar
1 – Interior sliding barn door
2 – Custom cabinet niches under the staircase
4 – Raised panels on the wine bar
5 – Weeks it took to dry out the sub floor during the remodel