Our Eola-Amity Hills wine is our version of a reserve wine. The grapes are sourced from several of the best, sustainably-farmed vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. These vineyards vary in soil type and altitude and are planted with a variety of Pinot noir clones. This wine is fermented in small lots with native yeast and aged in French oak barrels. It is bottled unfiltered and without the addition of fining agents. Richer and more complex than our Willamette Valley Pinot, this wine pairs well with a variety of foods
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
The grapes for our Willamette Valley Pinot noir are sourced from several vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills and nearby South Salem Hills. Many Pinots in this price range are fermented in large stainless steel tanks, aged in tank with oak chips, and filtered and fined before bottling. Our Willamette Valley Pinot is fermented in small lots with native yeast, aged in french oak barrels (no chips!), and bottled unfiltered without fining agents. This wine is very approachable and pairs well with a variety of foods.
Rosé de Pinot Noir
Many rosés are made from saignée, a by-product of red wine production. Ours is made from grapes grown specifically for rosé. We source these grapes from the same sustainably farmed vineyards that grow Pinot noir for our red wines. After a few hours of skin contact it is pressed and fermented in stainless steel, then aged for several months in in neutral French oak barrels. The result is a spicy wine with plenty of fruit, especially Bing cherries, raspberries and stone fruit. Thanks to a pleasant acidity it pairs well with a variety of foods - try it with soft goat cheese.
Willamette Valley Sauvignon Blanc
In addition to our Pinot noir we occasionally make a white wine. In 2017 we produced a limited amount of Sauvignon blanc. It was fermented entirely in stainless steel. We bottled it soon after fermentation was complete to capture its beautiful fruit and minerality. Rather than aiming for complexity, like we do with our Pinot noir, our goal with this wine was to emphasize the variety. Expect in-your-face Sauvignon blanc: gooseberries, pear, kiwi fruit, lemongrass, and a hint of lime. There is plenty of acidity to keep it refreshing and help it pair with your favorite summer dishes.
Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir
Zenith Vineyard was recently named one of "Five Great Oregon Vineyards Worth Knowing" by Paul Gregutt of the Wine Enthusiast. Because of the consistently outstanding quality of fruit we can count on from Zenith we have chosen this vineyard for one of our two Vineyard Designate bottlings. The vineyard is meticulously managed using organic and biodynamic practices. Perhaps because of the wide variety of soil types at Zenith this is often the most complex, finessed wine we make. This wine is fermented with native yeast, aged for one year in French oak barrels and bottled unfiltered and unfined. Very limited production.
Walnut Hill Pinot Noir
Walnut Hill is a patchwork of small vineyards lying within the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Some of the best Pinot noir in Oregon is produced from this hill side. Near the top of the hill is En Gedi Vineyard, the source of grapes for this wine. En Gedi is characterized by shallow volcanic soils and cool nights: the perfect formula for outstanding Oregon Pinot noir. One of our two Vineyard Designate wines, our Walnut Hill Pinot noir is a lush, complex wine with layers of fruit and pleasant acidity. It is fermented with native yeast, aged for one year in French oak and bottled unfiltered and unfined. Very limited production.