Cooper Mountain Vineyards celebrates four decades of sustainability

    Cooper Mountain winemaker Gilles de Domingo; general manager Barbara Gross; and founder/owner Robert Gross. Photo courtesy of Cooper Mountain/Cheryl Juetten

 

Cooper Mountain winemaker Gilles de Domingo; general manager Barbara Gross; and founder/owner Robert Gross. Photo courtesy of Cooper Mountain/Cheryl Juetten

Situated on an extinct volcano just outside Beaverton, Cooper Mountain Vineyards marks 40 years this fall. Throughout those decades, the winery has long been a pioneer in sustainability, earning organic certification by Oregon Tilth in 1995 and Biodynamic certification by Demeter in 1999 — the latter the first in the Pacific Northwest (Read more in Oregon Wine Press).