J. Daan is a boutique, family-owned winery in the Willamette Valley
J. Daan Wine Cellars is a small winery in the Willamette Valley, producing exceptional Pinot noirs and Rhone varietals. Justin and Megan Van Zanten were twenty-three years old when they established J. Daan Wine Cellars. Justin produced a modest 100 cases of 2003 Willamette Valley Pinot noir ($18/bottle). Robert Parker noted Justin's effort, "...the 2003 Pinot noir, his first release, is outstanding..." Today, Justin and Megan produce 1000 cases a year and have added Rhone varietals to their repertoire. Justin's 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir was described as "...a primer for what should be looked for in Pinot’s essential elements..." by Oregon Wine Press.