About Our Winery

Southern Oregon 


Bridgeview Vineyards and Winery

Lelo and Bob Kerivan first started shaking up the Oregon wine industry in 1986, when they converted a 75-acre field in Southern Oregon’s Illinois Vally to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer grapes. “You’re crazy!” exclaimed experienced growers, for Lelo and Bob planted dense rows of vines only six feet apart, instead of the usual 12 that prevails in the United States. “You can’t fit a tractor through the rows,” the naysayers continued. The Kerivans not only ignored the criticism but ventured further from typical American grape-growing practices, pruning each vine to allow just 20 buds, instead of the usual 60 to 80. To outsiders, the couple looked like rebels without a cause.

But in fact, the “rebellious” Kerivans were acting on carefully researched plans that were deeply rooted in European tradition. Lelo had grown up in Germany, where dense planting of vineyards is a centuries-old practice. When she and Bob, a Miami ai freight executive, decided to retire to the Illinois Valley in 1979 (“the fishing was excellent”), Lelo recognized the region’s potential for growing European varietals. “Every German dreams of having a vineyard,” laughs Lelo. Her hobby soon outgrew the two-acre yard, and the Kerivans purchased the adjacent field to create Bridgeview Vineyard and Winery. Lelo’s son, Rene, arrived from Germany in 1980 to play a hands-on role in the family business.

The rebels’ approach turned out to be right. Almost overnight, Bridgeview sprang to prominence in the Oregon wine world. Today, the winery has a storage capacity of 300,000+ gallons and a production capacity of 100,000+ cases, which makes Bridgeview one of the largest wineries in Oregon. Bridgeview produces moderately priced, gracious wines in the varietals of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Early Muscat, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Riesling. Bridgeview is most famous for their line of “Blue Moon” Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. Other lines include Black Beauty Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon and a Premium line of Reserve Pinots.

Success hasn’t changed the Kerivan’s original focus on having fun while making wine. Says Lelo, “If I saw this as work, I wouldn’t do it!” Bridgeview has continued to shake up the wine world by introducing blue bottles for the “Blue Moon” Riesling, Chardonnay, and Merlot and by using colored recyclable synthetic corks in most of their bottles.

Visitors to Bridgeview Winery can taste an array of fine wines and picnic on the estate, while enjoying views of landscaped gardens and pristine lakes. Bridgeview cordially invites you to visit the winery, sit on the deck, and watch the sunset behind the mountains with a glass of wine in hand.

Wine Tastings

Our beautiful grounds and tasting room are open Saturday & Sunday, 12pm to 6pm.  We are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Winery Tours

By Appointment Only

180k Bottles Produced / Yr


Enhance your wine-tasting experience with some culinary treats.


From our classic Blue Moon to our Pinot Noir, we invite you to share our stories and help us make new memories 


Looking for that perfect Winery setting? Our Bridgeview Suite is the perfect way to get away.

Come Visit Us

Our beautiful grounds and tasting room are open Saturday & Sunday, 12pm to 6pm.  We are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Want to stay a few days? No problem, stay in our newly remodeled winery suite that overlooks Bridgeview vineyards and all its beauty.


4210 Holland Loop Road

Cave Junction, OR 97523


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