Liz began her career in wine in 1993, shortly after her mother Carolyn, a well-respected business and civic leader in Oregon, acquired Hinman Vineyards (later renamed Silvan Ridge). Oregon wine was in a nascent period of trial and discovery, and in her role as General Manager at Silvan Ridge, Liz was among the first entrepreneurs working to establish Oregon’s reputation for world-class winemaking. In just five short years, Liz established Silvan Ridge as one of the foremost wineries in the state, and in the process, discovered a passion for Pinot Noir.
In 2005, Liz seized the opportunity to purchase a historic winemaking facility in what was once the McMinnville power plant. There, Liz hoped to explore her love for Pinot Noir further, but first had to overcome the hurdle of converting a brick building built in 1926 into a world-class winery and tasting room. After nearly a decade of perseverance, Elizabeth Chambers Cellar opened its doors in 2013, with a commitment to producing delicately balanced yet distinctive Pinot Noir that is a reflection of some of the finest vineyards in the Willamette Valley.