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Marcus Goodfellow and friends Drew Falkman and Bill Hanson launched Matello Wines in 2002. Marcus learned his winemaking apprenticing at Evasham Wood and Westrey. He developed an affinity for whole cluster fermentation that he credits to Steve Doerner of Cristom.
A second label debuted in the summer of 2014, Goodfellow Family Cellars.
2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Old Vine Pommard Lewman Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.0% alc., 55 cases, $sold out. · Light garnet color in the glass. Lovely aromas of cherry, mushroom, spice and gentle oak. Mid-weight in style, with a noticeably intense attack of satisfying cherry fruit framed by upbeat acidity. and lacy tannins. Noticeable oak in the background. Finishes long on a bright note with tart red cherry goodness. Score: 93. Reviewed February 7, 2021 ARTICLE »
2018 Goodfellow Heritage No. 14 Lewman Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.1% alc., 55 cases, $sold out. A dry-farmed vineyard at 500 feet elevation on the westside of the Eola-Amity Hills planted in 1993. · Light garnet color in the glass. Aromas arrive over time in the glass including red cherry, dried orange peel, redwood bark and salumi. Light in weight, with a bright nucleus of red cherry, red raspberry and strawberry fruit flavors. A gentle, pretty wine with salivating acidity, suave, immersed tannins, and a finish awash in citrus and red cherry fruits. Score: 91. Reviewed February 7, 2021 ARTICLE »
2018 Goodfellow Heritage No. 11 Durant Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.6% alc., 55 cases, $70. · Light garnet color in the glass. Perfume of cherrywood, balsam, red rose petal and baking spices. Mid-weight flavors of red raspberry and cherry with a note of spice. Silky in the mouth, vibrant, noticeable tannins and a slightly astringent finish. Faint oak plies the background. When tasted the following day from a previously opened bottle, the tannins still dominated the fruit. Needs to be cellared. Score: 92. Reviewed February 7, 2021 ARTICLE »
2013 Goodfellow Family Cellars Whistling Ridge Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Oregon Chardonnay
13.5% alc., 220 cases, $N/A. From a 14-acre dry farmed vineyard planted in 1990 in Willakenzie soil. · Light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Aromas arrive and depart over time, showing lemon-lime, green grass, brioche, toast and a hint of petrol. Soft and smooth on the palate with lemon-lime, peach, and vanilla flavors underlain with brisk acidity that confers a cleansing sensation on the finish. Score: 88. Reviewed July 9, 2016 ARTICLE »