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Ross Maloof got his start in winemaking through the Philadelphia restaurant scene, while he was working at popular wine destinations such as Vedge and A. Kitchen. In the midst of managing a booming, natural-focused wine program he connected with Brianne Day and soon found himself working harvest at Day Camp (a co-op started by Brianne). He returned the following year with his fiancée, Brittany Selman (Bee), and stayed even longer this time. They came back to Philly, but Oregon had left its mark on them, and they wouldn’t be staying away long. In 2017 they relocated to Oregon permanently.
During these two harvests, Ross was able to make a little wine of his own, and such was the start of Maloof Wines. The first release was a Syrah & Viognier blend reminiscent of Day’s Hock & Deuce, yet was a distinctive expression all its own.
Since then Ross and Bee have been working with some of the best vineyards in the Willamette Valley - Nemarniki, Beckenridge, and Johan to name a few - and have focused on making wines from aromatic white varieties such as Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Gewurztraminer, sometimes with skin-contact, sometimes not. The wines consistently have a ton of character (as do the labels!) and only get better with each new release.