David crafts elegant, balanced wines from some of Oregon's most distinctive wine regions. David O'Reilly gets to source excellent fruit from some of the most storied vineyards in Oregon and has the freedom to find new and exciting sources to continually elevate and excite Firesteed wines.
To make great wine all elements must be in balance. Oregon’s precarious, cooler climate makes it an ideal home for pinot noir, an elegant grape that prefers a bit of struggle. The winemaker who understands this can truly express the soul of the vine. Oregon gives us world-class Pinot Noir. Its mild climate makes delightful wines of bright colours and delicate structure. Our fruit is sourced from a distinct and rugged climate nestled along the Cascade Mountain Range, formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago. A truly unique terroir.
Founded in 1992 and dedicated to producing varietals best expressed in a cooler climate, Firesteed wines are recognized as a benchmark for Oregon Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling from the premier Willamette Valley appellation. The winery icon is a horse, an archetype for grace, courage, fire and beauty since ancient times. More recently, it is a symbol of the frontier spirit, which drew pioneers west to the edge of the continent to follow their dreams. Firesteed Cellars was founded on a dream of making elegant and distinctive wines expressing the singular terroir of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.