Brave Cellars

Colin Smith and Tahmiene Momtazi founded Brave Cellars in the Fall of 2017.

We are committed environmentalists and practitioners of organic winemaking in the Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Our mission is to create wines that capture the natural winemaking process completely. We adhere to strict natural winemaking practices throughout the full lifecycle of our wines - from the vineyard where our grapes are sourced to the winery where it is put into barrel and bottle.

Our Pinot Noir grapes are 100% sourced from Momtazi Vineyard, an acclaimed Demeter-certified Biodynamic vineyard in the McMinnville AVA. Momtazi Vineyard is nestled near the entrance to the Van Duzar corridor in Oregon’s Coast Range, enabling a unique confluence of high breezes, dryer vines, and more robust tannin structures.

Two Roads and Less Traveled are our first inception, made to serve as sophisticated and accessible representations of natural Oregon Pinot Noir.


Two Roads 2016 Pinot Noir, 90 points, Wine Enthusiast
Less Traveled 2016 Pinot Noir, 89 points, Wine Enthusiast