Sweet Cheeks Winery


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Welcome to Sweet Cheeks Winery

Sweet Cheeks Winery began with a vineyard and a dream. Over the years we have grown but our roots remain deep in family and our community.

Our Roots

Our story began in 1978 when Owner, Dan Smith planted a vineyard on a rolling hillside in Crow, Oregon. After a hard day of work he looked over the vineyard and noticed the curious shape of the land and christened the vineyard Sweet Cheeks.

At this point starting a winery was only a dream. He continued to farm the land, supplying Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling grapes to local wineries.

When a building in Junction City came up for demolition in 2003 he took a chance and relocated it atop the vineyard. Thanksgiving of 2005 those doors opened as our tasting room and marked the beginning of Sweet Cheeks Winery & Vineyard.

Sweet Cheeks Family

We believe that the people make the place. We work together each day to achieve our shared goal.

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Visit Us

We invite you to experience both our winery, nested at the top of Briggs Hill Road, and our tasting room in town at the beautiful Fifth Street Public Market.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of answers to some common questions regarding our wines, vineyard, visiting us and general policies.