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Roshni is a Hindi/Urdu word for light or brightness. We chose the name as a heritage shout out and to honor Raj and Swadesh Sawhney, who immigrated to the United States from New Delhi in India in the 1970s so that their two sons could, with hard work and dedication, pursue the many opportunities America offers.

Roshni’s mission is to create delicious wines that create and celebrate memorable moments.


Bottle of Roshni 2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir
2021 Roshni Rosé

The Roshni Rose 2021 vintage is spectacular—our favorite yet. The weather cooperated throughout the growing season. A beautiful blush color, our rose is crushed from 28-year old Dijon Triple Seven Pinot Noir grapes. While it is still acid driven favoring ruby red grapefruit and hints of pomelo that highlight our site’s minerality, this year’s vintage also teases a hint of watermelon rind and a kiss of strawberry on the finish that beg for a second taste.

Roshni Vineyard 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir McMinnville Oregon
2019 Pinot Noir Estate Reserve

Our first Reserve was created from our oldest blocks Dharma and Karma planted in 1993. The wine has generous, full bodied red fruit notes that snap with strawberry, raspberry, cranberry and cherry pie. The Reserve has a zip that is mouth-watering but is balanced by the tannins that create a structure that carries through the wine, tempts tasters to take another sip and finishes with the classic Pinot Noir whisper. This is our best wine to date, which won a double gold in the McMinnville Classic. Only 25 cases made.

Roshni Vineyard 2019 Pinot Noir
2019 Roshni Pinot Noir Estate

2019 had a few farming challenges as rains moved into the Willamette Valley in early September following a very warm and dry summer. But with conscientious farming, the rain ended up being a blessing which created a medium bodied, bright and fresh pinot noir with Italian blue plum tones overlaying the earthy, forest floor and spice that drive the character of this vintage. The earthy tones are supported by the dark fruit notes.  Only 75 cases made.

2018 Roshni Vineyard Pinot Noir Wine
2018 Pinot Noir

Lots of black and blue plum on the nose with a slight orange zest and rose petal floral tone. On the palate, it is driven by a blackberry and pomegranate character. Medium bodied and elegant, and with a lingering rose petal note on the finish.

Bottle of Roshni 2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir
2020 Roshni Rosé

The third vintage of Roshni Rosé delivers aromas of pomegranate and grapefruit. Medium-bodied with a subtly creamy texture, the wine unfolds with flavors of early-summer strawberry, citrus peek and stone fruit. Energy and verve punctuate a refreshing, mineral-driven finish.

Very limited quantity remains

Bottle of Roshni 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir
2019 Roshni Rosé

Light in color with lots of citrus blossom, watermelon, and an herbal tarragon/mint note on the nose. On the palate, primarily watermelon, pie cherry, and tart strawberry. Bone dry and with very focused acidity and with a long finish of pomelo and cranberry.


Roshni Vineyard 2019 Pinot Noir
2019 Roshni Pinot Noir
Roshni Vineyard 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir McMinnville Oregon
2019 Roshni Reserve Pinot Noir


Roshni is LIVE Certified and located in the McMinnville AVA, and is the closest vineyard to historic downtown McMinnville. Our terroir derives from the Cascade Mountain lava flows and tectonic plate movements that created the coastal range 38 to 55 million years ago. The soil is primarily marine sediment and silt, and harder rock and compressed sediment o basalt pebbles and stone are found underneath the top soil several feet below.

Roshni’s site is south facing and receives light throughout the day, making it a warmer site, and because the vineyard benefits from its location in the rain shadow of the Coastal Range, it also enjoys the drying winds from the Van Duzer corridor.


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Deepak and Sinclair Sawhney discovered the Willamette Valley on a scouting trip to find wines for their upcoming wedding more than twenty years ago.  Seattlites, they fell in love with wine and the topography and life style of the Willamette Valley. They returned annually visiting a couple of tasting rooms on the way to Cannon Beach and hitting up a couple more on the way back. And each visit they would stop on a gravel road, look around and ask: “When are we moving?”

 Ten years ago we packed up and never looked back. While Roshni sells the bulk of our grapes to a variety of local vineyards, we hold back about three tons of our old growth vines to make a Pinot Noir Rose, an estate Pinot Noir and a Pinot Noir Reserve. Chardonnay and Sparkling are in the mix. And two fallow acres are teasing us, daring us to plant a few more vines of our dream favorites.





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