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2022 Featured Wineries

The IPNC Features 70+ of the World’s Premier Pinot Noir Wineries

One of the world’s oldest known grape varieties, Pinot Noir is revered for its unique ability to produce wines that embody strength and delicacy. There are only a few regions in the world where it can be grown successfully, and the climates and soils of these regions are as distinctive as the winemakers themselves.

Every year, a group of these distinctive winemakers from around the world meet at the IPNC in McMinnville, Oregon to share their wines with you.

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2022 Featured Wineries

Alban DeBeaulieu from Abbott Claim
Abbott Claim
Oregon

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In 2006, Antony Beck planted 34 acres on Yamhill-Carlton’s Savannah Ridge. Later, in both 2012 and 2017, Beck acquired the two adjoining vineyards just north and northwest of his own, thus reassembling a large portion of John F. Abbott’s original 1855 land claim.

Following the hire of winemaker Alban Debeaulieu in 2017 and the subsequent completion of a new winery, Abbott Claim produces wines from its namesake vineyard and a small number of limited bottlings from a few select sites. Embracing that the process not only originates but is in fact widely decided in the vineyard, the wine-making is a natural continuation of the farming philosophies implemented on the estate. Native yeasts, gentle extractions, restrained use of new oak, minimal to no filtration or fining are all aspects of the vinification that allow each terroir to show through.

Dean Fisher
ADEA
Oregon

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Twenty-seven years ago (1995) was the first commercial vintage for ADEA, an acronym for the Fisher Family–AnnDeanEricaAdam. Moving to the current location in 2002 just two miles south of the small farming community of Gaston in the Yamhill Carlton AVA, the winery has been a custom crush and alternating premise facility for a number of other small production wineries. The estate vineyard was planted in 1990 with Pommard clone Pinot noir and in 1999 added the block of 777 clones. Our focus now is supplying our club members with this very limited production of Pinot noir, enjoying their friendship, and looking forward.  Sourcing fruit from local vineyards provides additional Pinot noir bottlings, Chardonnay, Pinot blanc and Rosé of Pinot for all to enjoy.  We welcome you to visit by reservation and join our cellar club.

Anderson Family Vineyard
Anderson Family Vineyard
Oregon

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Anderson Family Vineyard’s farming journey started with Cliff’s grandfather. B.W. Anderson was one of a handful of organic growers beginning in the 1920’s. Together, Cliff and Allison started making wine as teenagers and never looked back.

Their vineyard is unique in the Dundee Hills…not Jory soil. Rather, a 500’ deep landslide of fist-sized basalt. Drainage, deep roots and almost too steep to farm. A hidden gem with amazing views overlooking the Willamette Valley.

Planted and dry farmed for over three decades by the Anderson family and master viticulturist, Rudy Chavez. Their vineyard has nearly 360 degree exposure and includes five clones of Pinot noir. 

Anderson Family Pinots are handmade in small batches. All native yeast and secondary ferments, exceptionally low intervention. Only moved with gravity, never pumped. Most spend about 18 months in-barrel. Built to age. Typically express petrichor, marine air, earth, coffee, cola and raspberry/plum compote.

Nate Klosterman from Argyle
Argyle Winery
Oregon

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As Oregon’s original sparkling house, founded in 1987, Argyle quickly stood out as a study in contrasts — honoring the deep traditions of wine and embracing innovation; proud to be Oregonian and pulling knowledge from winemakers around the world; cultivating camaraderie and offering mentorship to newer winemakers. When common knowledge said a winery could produce either great still wines or great sparkling, Argyle asked, “Why not both?”, answering that question with acclaimed Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and sparkling wine. Today, Argyle remains the essential Oregon winery by continuing to embrace the contradictions that make us strong. Argyle is deeply established in the Willamette Valley, yet young at heart, led by winemaker Nate Klostermann, and viticulturist Geoff Hall, who work together to explore and expand the possibilities of modern winemaking.

Vince Vidrine
Benton-Lane Winery
Oregon

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Benton-Lane, established in 1988, is the leading producer of Pinot Noir in Oregon’s Southern Willamette Valley, now recognized as the Lower Long Tom AVA.

The Benton-Lane estate vineyard was planted on a historic sheep ranch, pristine and untouched by chemicals or prior agriculture, located below a sweeping ridge that extends from the Coastal Mountain Range. Cloaked in a thick forest and surrounded by miles of untouched land, the vineyard offers an interesting mix of sedimentary and volcanic soils that provide a diverse opportunity for terroir expression, producing elegant wines of complexity and nuance.

Their intention is to preserve the purity of our land by farming sustainably, and to protect the authenticity of their wines by letting this modest but mighty plot of land speak for itself in the cellar.

Josh from BERGSTRÖM
Bergström Wines
Oregon

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Bergström Wines is a family owned and operated artisan producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It was started in 1999 by Dr. John and Karen Bergström, with the help of their son Josh Bergström and his wife Caroline Bergström. Josh Bergström has been crafting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Oregon’s Willamette Valley for 23 years. He is owner, general manager and winemaker at his family’s eponymous winery Bergström Wines in Newberg, Oregon. Josh and his team farm 70 acres of Biodynamic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from 3 different sub AVA of the Northern Willamette Valley. A native Oregonian, Josh studied business at the University of Oregon before going on to receive a postgraduate degree in Viticulture and Enology in Beaune, France. Beaune is where Josh and Caroline met. Caroline grew up in Burgundy and studied wine and spirits marketing at the famed Lycée Viticole. Together they roamed the Burgundian hillside villages, depleting communal stores of wine, bread, jambon persillé, and almost made escargots an endangered species. They returned to Oregon in the summer of 1999 to craft their family’s first vintage.

Bethel Heights crew
Bethel Heights
Oregon

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Bethel Heights was established in 1977 in the Eola-Amity Hills by brothers Ted and Terry Casteel and their partners Pat Dudley and Marilyn Webb. In 2006, Ben Casteel took over for his father as winemaker at Bethel Heights. Over the years the family has grown the estate vineyards to 75 acres, but the original 50 acres of own-rooted Pinot noir and Chardonnay vines they planted in the 70’s continue to provide the backbone of Bethel Heights estate grown wines. Gnarly old vines, geologically complex hillside soils, and direct impact from Æolian winds – all conspire to create highly energized wines with firm backbones, depth of character, and distinctive personalities. Fourteen different bottlings of estate-grown Pinot noir and Chardonnay each year barely begin to tell the tale.

Clare and Brian from Big Table
big table farm
Oregon

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​​In 2006 Clare and Brian moved to Oregon from Napa, where Brian had been working in wine for ten years. They started with a dream and made their first 150 cases in 2006.

This Oregon adventure is inspired by their desire to grow grapes, make wine, and to have space for all of Clare’s animals and Brian’s projects.

They named their farm and winery after our goal to provide a gracious and welcoming table for themselves and their friends, with a cornucopia of hand-crafted food and wine. 

And now, 16 years after they took the leap, they have developed this land into a working farm and built a barn and winery. They feel lucky to live here and are still in awe and deeply grateful for the chance to build this dream and share it with you!

Chisa Bize
Domaine Simon Bize et Fils
France

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Born in Tokyo, Chisa Bize started her career as an investment banker. She met Patrick Bize, the talented vigneron of Savigny-lès-Beaune while he was in Japan, and she later moved to Burgundy in 1997 to be with him. They have two children. Unfortunately, Patrick passed away prematurely in 2013 on the first day of the harvest. Chisa has been at the head of Domaine Bize since then. She tries to drive the farming toward a natural way and to make wine that is not decorated but rather simply pure. Hugo, her son, studied at the lycée viticole in Beaune, and is now starting to join the team at the Domaine after gaining experience in Burgundy, Alsace and Argentina. Nazca, her daughter, is studying architecture but is interested in wine as well.

Terry and Sue
Brandborg Vineyard & Winery
Oregon

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Terry’s first commercial vintage in 1986 included pinot noir from Anderson Valley, Mendocino.  He had developed a love affair with pinot noir as a home winemaker going back to 1975.  Then in 1994 he received an invitation and attended his first IPNC which deepened his appreciation for Oregon, and the world of pinot noir.  Sue and Terry met in 1998 at a wine tasting in Jackson, Wyoming where he had been selling his wines since 1990.  Sue had already begun to develop a love for pinot noir before their meeting, having tasted Brandborg pinot at the recommendation of her boss, a doc in Jackson and a fishing buddy of Terry’s.  Needless to say, they hit it off, and a year later Sue joined Terry in California.  Sue fell into every aspect of wine, the making, the marketing and the selling of their wines.  They began to long for their own property to grow pinot and that search led them to Elkton, the most NW region of the Umpqua Valley.  These most northern reaches of the Umpqua, and the cool coastal climate of Elkton enables them to attempt to craft the Old-World style of pinot noirs they most appreciate and revere.

Greg Brewer
Brewer Clifton
California

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Founded in 1996, Brewer-Clifton is known for refined Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs – all raised in neutral barrels with whole cluster fermentation. Brewer-Clifton wines are a reflection of the geographic, geologic and climatic uniqueness of California’s Sta. Rita Hills appellation in Santa Barbara County. Within this appellation, each vineyard carries its own imprint. Founder and Winemaker Greg Brewer has spent the entirety of his three-decade career dedicated to crafting cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from this finite stretch of land.

Doug from Brickhouse
Brick House Wine Company
Oregon

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“Thirty-two years ago, we cleared an old filbert orchard on the east side of a place called Ribbon Ridge and began planting the first ten acres of Pinot Noir.  The site didn’t have a name at first, but a 1928 vintage brick farmhouse dominated the heart of the property.  So in the early days our vineyard crew would ask their boss where to go to work in the morning.  They were told to go to “casa de ladrillo” …the ‘brick house’. 

It stuck. Brick House applied for organic certification in 1990 and over the years have planted out the best sites on their 40-acre farm.   Their estate-grown Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Gamay Noir– the great varieties of Burgundy— grow 440 feet above the north Willamette Valley floor.  The “Les Dijonnais” Pinot Noir grows on a south sloping ridge line planted in 1995. Today all of their wines are certified for Biodynamic production.  Native yeasts, low sulfur, and careful, hands-on viticulture…they like to say they’ve farmed “in harmony with nature” from day one.”

Chacra crew
Bodega Chacra
Argentina

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Chacra is comprised of 1200 acres located in the Rio Negro Valley of Argentina’s Patagonia and was founded by Piero Incisa della Rocchetta in 2002.  All Chacra wines are organic and biodynamic as respect and preservation of nature are of the utmost importance to Piero and the Chacra family. Piero planted over 40,000 trees and 25,000 lavender plants along with large vegetable gardens.  Apiculture is essential to Chacra with hives scattered across the entire farm.  Local flora and fauna are cultivated and protected throughout the property as well. Chacra now makes five high-quality pinots, all cultivated biodynamically and also two chardonnays, with their flagship chardonnay made in partnership with esteemed Burgundy producer Jean-Marc Roulot, who plays a hands-on role with Piero in Patagonia, helping with planting, farming and vinifying. Chacra is internationally recognized by critics having been awarded Best Wine of 2021 and Top 100 Wines of the World.  Chacra can be found at the best restaurants in the world including Eleven Madison Park and Le Bernardin.

Vincent Wallays
Domaine Chanson
France

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Domaine Chanson is one of the great historic producers in Burgundy. Founded in 1750, they are 1 of only 6 producers in the region still remaining from the 18th century and earlier. Most critical to today, Chanson was purchased in 1999 and has been dramatically restored to once again become one of Burgundy’s top estates, best signified in 2017 by 3 of their wines earning “wine of the year” plaudits from the most renowned wine critic in France. Chanson has extensive holdings of over 111 acres of exclusively Premier and Grand Cru vineyards in the heart of Burgundy. This includes 62 acres of Premier Cru vineyards in the Côte de Beaune, making them one of the leading Premier Cru specialists in the appellation. They produce approximately 17,000 cases of Domaine wine per year from their vineyards by farming organically, and harvesting all grapes and vinifying all wines, even for contracted vineyards. Before joining the team at Chanson, Vincent Wallays was assistant winemaker at Bouchard Ainé & Fils.

Pablo Vincent
Domaine Chevrot et Fils
France

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Pablo and Vincent Chevrot graduated in enology and have been in charge of the domaine since 2004. The family domaine was created in 1930, seeing successive generations of Chevrot. Pablo and Vincent embarked on organic agriculture certification in 2008. The domaine spreads over 19 hectares in Cheilly-lès-Maranges, Dezize-lès-Maranges and Santenay and Savigny les Beaune.

Closson Chase property
Closson Chase Vineyards
Canada

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Closson Chase is a quality-driven winery that helped spearhead the birth of the Prince Edward County wine industry, using centuries-old European traditions & sustainable, innovative techniques to create world-class wines using only the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris grapes. 

An early advocate for sustainable practices, Closson Chase crafts fine wines that reflect each individual vintage, capturing the distinct qualities imparted by the soil and climatic variations of the year.

Cooper Mountain Vineyard winemaker
Cooper Mountain Vineyards
Oregon

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Cooper Mountain Vineyards is a family venture that took root in the Willamette Valley over 40 years ago. They never set out to do anything other than make wines that express this special place where they grow grapes – sunshine, cool nights, fresh fruit that results in wines that are lively, but also show soul. Today they own, farm and manage 7 certified organic and biodynamic vineyards that span across 325 acres in the Northern Willamette Valley with 200 of those acres planted to vines and 125 acres remaining natural forest. Much has changed and growth has been exponential in Oregon’s wine producing regions, but their love for the land and producing lovely wine hasn’t changed one bit. It’s what they do. It’s who they are.

Julian Grounds
Craggy Range
New Zealand

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Western Australia-born Julian Grounds has been working in wineries and vineyards since the age of 17. After graduating Dux from his Oenology and Viticulture studies, and receiving the Leeuwin Award for future leadership, Julian was awarded a scholarship to make Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnays in Burgundy. After stints in Margaret River, Central Otago, and Oregon, Julian took up a role as Senior Winemaker at Giant Steps in the Yarra Valley, before later returning to Margaret River to join McHenry Hohnen as Chief Winemaker. In 2017, he graduated Dux of the Len Evans Tutorial in the Hunter Valley. Julian joined Craggy Range as Chief Winemaker in January 2019, bringing his enthusiasm for contributing to the constant evolution of viticulture and winemaking.

Peter Caldwell
Dalrymple Vineyards
Australia

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Since the first Black Cluster Vines were sold out of Tasmania in 1827, Tasmania has been recognized as a producer of quality Pinot Noir. Tasmanian Pinot first hit the world stage at the Paris exhibition in 1848 before the Tasmanian wine industry was lost for more than 100 years. A handful of visionaries began to revive the industry and amongst them were Bertel and Anne Sundstrup who established Dalrymple Vineyards in 1987. It was the sloping hills overlooking Bass Strait that made the site unique and inspired the Hill-Smith family to purchase the vineyard in 2007, along with distinct single sites around Tasmania in their pursuit to produce the perfect single site Pinot. Despite its deep history, the world is only just discovering Tasmanian Pinot Noir.

Derek Einberger from Dobbes
Dobbes Family Estate
Oregon

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Founded in 2002, Dobbes Family Estate/Wine by Joe embodies over three decades of winemaking. Their roots are solid and they are driven by an unrelenting commitment to consistently produce wines that exude the best of Oregon. Dobbes embraces new possibilities and tries to deliver an evolved wine experience for everyone they interact with. Their group of dynamic people and partners take pride in every single aspect of their business and output. They stand proud and progressive, inclusive, and intentional, at every turn.  Their passion fuels them and they exude it in everything they do.

Grace of Domaine Serene
Domaine Serene
Oregon

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Founded in 1989 by Ken and Grace Evenstad in the Dundee Hills, Evenstad Estates produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sparkling Wines in Oregon and red and white Burgundy under the awardwinning Domaine Serene, Château de la Crée, and Maison Evenstad labels. Evenstad Estates operates the Domaine Serene Clubhouse, a best-in-class hospitality center overlooking the Dundee Hills. Domaine Serene launched the Domaine Serene Wine Lounge brand in 2018, creating outposts in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Bend. The Evenstads own nearly 1,000 acres of land in Yamhill County, with 360 planted to vine. The Evenstads became the first Oregon vintners to own land and produce wine in Burgundy with the 2015 acquisition of Château de la Crée and 25 acres of prime vineyards in the Côte-d’Or region of France. In June 2021, the Evenstads expanded its Burgundian vineyard holdings by taking control of the renowned 15-acre Domaine Christian Confuron et fils Estate.

Jay McDonald from EIEIO
EIEIO & Company
Oregon

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EIEIO is a one-person operation started in 1998 as Oregon Bonded Winery Number 333, currently producing approximately 2,500 cases per vintage in a tiny 1,200 square foot winery on Jay McDonald’s farm. Get it? Located just west of the hamlet of Carlton in the Foothills of the Coast Range, EIEIO focuses on Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Both primary and secondary fermentation are attributed to Mother Nature, plus a human hug now and then, allowing the vineyard and the vintage to show through. Elevage normally lasts between 18 and 23 months allowing secondary and tertiary aromas and flavors to fully develop.

Leah from Erath
Erath Winery
Oregon

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​​Erath is the original winery in the Dundee Hills. It has played a major role in creating Oregon’s wine industry as well as solidifying its reputation as a world class wine region.

Etude Wine property
Etude Wines
California

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Etude, meaning “study” in French, was established by Founding Winemaker Tony Soter in 1982 on the philosophy that winemaking begins in the vineyard long before harvest, and that superior grape growing allows Etude to craft wines of exceptional varietal expression and finesse. This ethos remains unwavering today as the winery, under the direction of General Manager and Winemaker Jon Priest, continues to build upon its established legacy of exemplary Pinot Noir. Their Estate Pinot Noirs, including a highly esteemed bottling made from rare heirloom selections, are vinified from grapes grown on the winery’s Grace Benoist Ranch nestled in the far northwest corner of the esteemed Carneros Appellation.  Ultimately, this minimal intervention approach allows each Pinot Noir to purely reflect the unique character of its regional vineyard and still maintain Etude’s hallmarks of aromatic intrigue, vibrancy of expression and depth in ageability.

Jason Lett from Eyrie
The Eyrie Vineyards
Oregon

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The Eyrie Vineyards founded the modern era of viticulture on February 22, 1965, when founder David Lett planted the region’s first modern vinifera grapes. Jason Lett took over from his father to become The Eyrie Vineyards proprietor in 2005. Through his work, Jason has continued to elevate the estate’s reputation for timeless expression of each site and variety in Eyrie’s portfolio through regenerative farming practices and careful cellar work. He has kept production small while also introducing new varieties such as Trousseau. Jason also annually releases a handful of cellar-certified library wines directly from Eyrie’s deep collection.

Ryan Hodgins
FEL Wines
California

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FEL Wines produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris from the Anderson Valley. Meticulously crafted by Director of Winemaking Ryan Hodgins, FEL also features a unique portfolio of vineyard designate wines, including both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from our estate Savoy Vineyard. The letters in FEL represent Florence Elsie Lede, founder Cliff Lede’s mother, a home winemaker who provided the early inspiration for Cliff’s love of wine. Growing up in Alberta, Canada, Cliff remembers the tulip as signifying the end of winter, bringing with it a freshness and excitement of warmer days ahead. The FEL Wines label, featuring an illustration of an opening tulip, is a tribute to Florence’s passion for gardening.

Winemaker from Four Graces
The Four Graces
Oregon

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As a leading Oregon winery, The Four Graces specializes in Pinot Noir as well as small production Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay. Winemaking at The Four Graces is all about conveying a sense of place. Pinot Noir especially reflects the attributes of where it’s grown and how it’s farmed. Our wines are crafted from our three estate vineyards located in Willamette Valley’s Dundee Hills, Yamhill-Carlton & Van Duzer Corridor AVAs, as well as other top sites in the Willamette Valley. The Four Graces is committed to making site specific wines that are rich, complex and allow the fruit to be elegantly expressed.

Jean-Pierre De Smet
Domaine Didier Fornerol
France

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Jean-Pierre created Domaine de l’Arlot in Burgundy in 1987 after being trained at Domaine Dujac by his close friend Jacques Seysses for eight vintages. He ran the Domaine up to 2007, producing Nuits St Georges and Vosne Roman​​ée wines. His first participation at IPNC was in 1989. Since he retired from Domaine de l’Arlot, he has assisted Didier Fornerol, his previous vineyard manager who established his own project in Corgoloin, a small village in the Côte de Nuits. Didier took over his father in the late 90’s. He owns 12 acres of vines, mainly in the Côte de Nuits Villages appellation, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. His wines are made in the same spirit as l’Arlot wines, whole clusters, very little intervention, expressing grape varieties and terroirs. They are fine, elegant, and vibrant.

Dom Giorgio from Furioso
Furioso Vineyards
Oregon

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Furioso Vineyards was founded in 2014 by Italian-born artist and developer Giorgio Furioso. Nestled in the heart of the Dundee Hills, the tasting room is a truly unique space – seventy feet long, thirty feet deep, featuring fourteen-foot-high glass walls and offering unobstructed valley views on all four sides. They primarily source from their two estate vineyards: the old-vine Furioso Vineyard in the Dundee Hills, as well as the younger Trovato Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton. They produce elegant and restrained expressions of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rosé, Tocai Friulano, and Méthode Champenoise sparkling – less than 4,000 cases annually! Furioso invites you to discover their terroir-driven, estate-grown wines in a one of a kind setting, accompanied by unparalleled hospitality.

Claude Giraud
Champagne Henri Giraud
France

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Contemporary of Henri IV and his descendants, the Hémart family settled permanently in Aÿ at the beginning of the 17th century. Its history is rooted in Aÿ, terroir of exception, and intimately mixed with the extraordinary epic of champagne from the 18th century. Claude Giraud, 12th generation of the Giraud-Hémart family, today presides over the destiny of this Champagne House. Claude has returned since 1990 to history and rebuilt the first oak barrels from the Argonne Forest.The famous oaks of this historic forest have for more than ten centuries raised the great wines of Champagne. “Argonne” is today the name of the house’s iconic cuvee. Each year, Sebastien Le Golvet, the Cellar Master of the house, mobilizes his merrandiers and coopers. Together, they select the most beautiful oaks of the Argonne forest, Sebastien then leads himself the toasting. This delicate work will be the last precious touch of the grande cuvees.

Kristen Mcmahan from Golden Eye
Goldeneye
California

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In 1990, after nearly 15 years of making world-class Bordeaux style wines, Dan and Margaret Duckhorn embraced their growing passion for Pinot Noir. Their vision for Goldeneye was to craft a distinctively California Pinot Noir of equal stature to their acclaimed Merlot. After a decade of research and experimentation, Goldeneye harvested its first grapes in 1997. Since then, the winery has grown to include three estate vineyards planted to 136 vine acres.

Pieter Ferreira
Graham Beck
South Africa

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Pieter Ferreira, winemaker at Graham Beck from the beginning of the project, shows extraordinary dedication to crafting wines of authenticity, consistency, and supreme elegance. Pieter and his team reap countless high-profile awards both in South Africa and abroad. As chairperson of the Cap Classique Producers Association (CCPA), Pieter continues to innovate and inspire in his tireless quest for the “perfect bubble”. This dedication and attention to detail has resulted in Graham Beck being internationally lauded as an ambassador for this exacting and exhilarating style of wine. Over the years he’s been asked countless times “what defines a truly outstanding Cap Classique?” His answer is as simple as this: it’s when you ask for that second bottle! A truly ‘world-class’ Cap Classique is the result of favorable vintage conditions and reflects stricter fruit selection and the utmost care in the cellar in the pursuit of even greater excellence.

Gran Moraine Vineyard
Gran Moraine
Oregon

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Gran Moraine wines shine a light on the monologue of the Gran Moraine Vineyard, lifting its voice and vibrant energy through a signature style of elegance and restraint, with a fresh through-line of acidity. A style – in many ways antithetical to the natural tendencies of the Yamhill-Carlton sub-AVA – that has established the winery as not only a Pinot Noir, but a Chardonnay and sparkling wine leader in the Willamette Valley.

Their vineyard is nestled in the eastern foothills of Coast Range, on the wild western edge of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The range’s peaks to the west and south buffer maritime winds and rain from the Pacific Ocean, creating a more temperate growing season distinct from neighboring sites. Planted in 2005-2006 to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Dijon clones, the 194-acre vineyard perches in thin marine sedimentary soils and offers diverse block exposures and elevation.

Eric Hamacher
Hamacher Wines
Oregon

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Founded in 1995, Hamacher Wines is a 2000 case, hands-on producer focused on making elegant, cool climate wines from multiple vineyards with extended barrel and bottle aging.

Philippe Andre
Champagne Charles Heidsieck
France

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In 1851, young Charles Heidsieck founded his own Champagne house in Reims. He understood that the United States was an important emerging market, so he traversed America repeatedly north to south promoting his new brand. The stylish entrepreneur became known lovingly as “Champagne Charlie.” Charles Heidsieck Champagne is distinguished by the high proportion of reserve wines in the Brut Réserve. 40% of the blend consists of reserve wines averaging 10 years old, giving the wine uncommon depth and complexity. In addition to the non-vintage Brut Réserve and Rosé Réserve, the winery produces a Vintage Brut, Vintage Rosé and the prestige cuvée Blanc des Millénaires. Only 60 crus from Champagne are blended to create Charles Heidsieck Champagnes, but the three stylistic pillars that give the Brut Réserve its distinct character are Grand Cru Chardonnay from Oger in the Côte des Blancs, Grand Cru Pinot Noir from Ambonnay in the Montagne de Reims, and the distinct Pinot Meunier from Verneuil in the Vallée de Marne.

Martin
Tenuta J. Hofstätter
Italy

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Tenuta J. Hofstätter, located in the tiny village of Tramin in Italy‘s most northern region Alto Adige, looks back at four generations of winegrowing. In 1992 Martin Foradori Hofstätter took over the winery from his parents. Together with his family, he embarked on an era of modernization and expansion of the estate. Today, the vineyards extend not only in Alto Adige’s most exceptional sites, but also on the steep slopes of the Saar in Germany’s Mosel wine region. Martin Foradori Hofstätter focuses on terroir and tradition, without missing current trends. His Pinot Noir is Italy’s most celebrated; the Pinot vineyards have been part of the winery since its foundation more than 100 years ago.

Bill from Holloran
Holloran Vineyard Wines
Oregon

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Holloran Vineyard Wines has grown and produced wines since 1999 in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Their handcrafted wines start in the vineyards they own and farm in the Dundee Hills and Eola-Amity Hills, using organic and biodynamic practices. They emphasize low yields and careful hands-on management of the vines to grow wines that express the unique characteristics of their vineyard sites, including their older vines planted in the early 1970’s.

Laurent from Hyland
Hyland Estates
Oregon

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Hyland Vineyard has been a part of the Willamette Valley since 1971. You can’t talk about the origins of Oregon winemaking without mentioning the gentle giant overlooking the Van Duzer corridor. Hyland’s gnarly 50-year old own-rooted vines remain entrenched in red volcanic Jory soil. They’ve been there since the beginning, contributing to some of the most acclaimed Willamette Valley wines of the last half century, including the top 3 selections of the legendary 1985 Burgundy Challenge. Owner and Winemaker Laurent Montalieu practices a “land not hand” philosophy, letting the Vineyard speak through the expression of terroir. Laurent wants to bring you to a specific row amidst hundreds. He wants you to taste a block, the elevation, the vintage and the individual expression of every vine. His single vineyard, single clone Pinot Noirs produce a textually mature, high-concentrated juice that comes with decades of establishing oneself firmly into the land.

Dionne from Irvine & Roberts
Irvine & Roberts Vineyards
Oregon

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Irvine & Roberts Vineyards is a family-owned vineyard, winery, and tasting room in Oregon’s Rogue Valley AVA. High above the valley floor, their Estate vineyard sits at nearly 2,100 ft. above sea level with northeastern exposure, high diurnal shifts, and a cooling afternoon breeze. In an otherwise warm winegrowing region, they focus on the cool-climate varieties that made Oregon famous: estate-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with additional plantings of Pinot Meunier and Gamay Noir. Intent on the sincere articulation of their vineyard sites, the Irvine & Roberts families are committed to meticulous farming and production methods while also committing to ecological sustainability, maintaining L.I.V.E. and Salmon Safe certifications. With their singular story, location and focus, Irvine & Roberts is in a category of one in Oregon’s Rogue Valley.

Nicole Hitchcock from J Vineyard
J Vineyards & Winery
California

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Since 1986, J Vineyards & Winery has developed a reputation as one of the top sparkling and still wine producers in California. Known for its celebrated estate vineyards, contemporary winery and world-class hospitality, what truly sets J apart is its Traditional Method sparkling process and elevated winemaking techniques. Winemaker Nicole Hitchcock showcases her expertise and the diversity of California winegrowing regions through a portfolio of acclaimed still and sparkling wines. Visit the renowned Tasting Room in the heart of Russian River Valley to enjoy one of the many tasting experiences or the innovative pairings created by Executive Chef Forest Kellogg in the Bubble Room.

Peter Caldwell
Jansz Tasmania
Australia

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Established in 1986, Jansz Tasmania specializes in crafting luxury sparkling wines from Tasmania. Louis Roederer recognized the similarities of the Tasmanian climate to that of Champagne and planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. It was his foresight which led to the production of the first Tasmanian vintage sparkling wine in 1986 using traditional methode champenoise; a tradition that has continued today. Now Australian owned by the Hill-Smith family since 1998, the vineyard was renamed Jansz Tasmania, paying homage to Abel Janszoon Tasman who first sighted the island in 1642. Proudly Tasmanian.

Cliff and Candice from J Christopher
J. Christopher Wines
Oregon

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J. Christopher is owned by Ernst “Erni” Loosen, the internationally acclaimed winemaker behind Germany’s Dr. Loosen and Villa Wolf Estates. Erni has a lifelong passion for Pinot Noir and recognized in the 1990s that there was something very special happening in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Erni was particularly drawn to the wines of J. Christopher because he saw New World wines being made in the unhurried Old-World style with finesse, clear terroir expression, and excellent aging potential. A collaboration wine soon followed and after a few vintages, Erni cemented his investment in Oregon when he purchased 40 acres on Chehalem Mountain in Newberg, planted the Appassionata Vineyard, and built the winery where J. Christopher wines are produced today. 

Under the experienced hand of winemaker Timothy Malone, their wines evolve at their own pace, with a minimum of intervention, to give them a chance to develop balance, texture, and length.

Jim Prosser
J.K. Carriere
Oregon

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Shiny. Yep, a modicum of it sounds right. Just as too shiny, to them, sounds like the wrong set of shoes for a naturally farming winemaker.

His name is Jim Prosser, and he started the beautiful chaos that is J.K. Carriere in 1999. In due course “he” became “we”, and they purposefully craft 4,500 cases of acid-centered Pinot Noir, some bubbles, rosé and a little Chardonnay from their winery at the top of Parrett Mtn, in the Chehalem Mtns AVA. Forty acres of steep farming and 23 years of winemaking have suggested no shortcuts, just a singular path to a better bottle: Double down on great sites, know them intimately, ensure they’re farmed naturally/timely/well; know your cellar craft cold; and finally, only believe a portion of your own stories. Summed, it says “Pay Attention.” As luck would have it, they are.

Alex Kanzler
Kanzler Vineyards
California

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Winemaker Alex Kanzler produces just 2,000 cases of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the western hills of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. The renowned 14.5-acre Kanzler Vineyard was one of the first established in the Sebastopol Hills neighborhood, planted in 1996 by the winemaker’s parents, Stephen and Lynda Kanzler. Here, deeply stirring Pinot Noir flavors come from an interplay of Goldridge soil, Pacific Ocean fog, warm light, and coastal wind. Wines are handmade by Alex, and he applies organic farming practices at the estate, including the avoidance of synthetic herbicides. The vineyard’s sought-after grapes have also been featured in vineyard designate wines by other top producers such as Kosta Browne, Lynmar Estate, and Arista; the vineyard is the source of over 60 wines rated 90 to 98 points by Wine Spectator. Wines are allocated to collectors via a mailing list by Breauna Kanzler, the winemaker’s wife.

Ana Keller
Keller Estate
California

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Keller Estate is located in the Petaluma Gap AVA, Sonoma County. The family planted its first vineyard in 1989 and produced its first vintage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the family property in 2000. 

Keller Estate’s philosophy is to produce the most outstanding wines exclusively from its vineyards. For this reason, sustainability and regenerative farming is at the heart of everything they do, from their farming to their winemaking practices.

Today, Keller Estate is directed by Ana Keller. Their passion is to showcase the terroir’s natural bright acidity, minerality, layered tannins, and bright fruit. They bring this to each one of the wines they craft for your table.

Katy, David, and Charlie from Larue Wines
LaRue Wines
California

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For more than a decade, LaRue Wines’ proprietor and winemaker Katy Wilson has been devoted to showcasing small lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced exclusively from some of the top vineyard sites on the Sonoma Coast. The name, LaRue, pays tribute to the bold and independent woman who inspired Katy’s entrepreneurial spirit: her great grandmother, Veona LaRue Newell.

In 2020, Katy’s husband, David Meneses officially joined the LaRue team as the Director of Sales.David has been an integral addition to the family business. LaRue Wines thrives today as an ultra-premium, 500-case brand. Katy and David continue to personally craft each bottle of LaRue wine from grape to glass.

Michelle DeFeo
Champagne Laurent-Perrier
France

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In 1881, when Cellar Master Eugène Laurent inherited the Alphonse Pierlot Champagne House, he provided it with the essential foundations required to produce great champagnes, namely the houses and land to create a fully-fledged estate. He purchased vines in the very best terroirs of Bouzy, Tours-sur-Marne, and Ambonnay, excavated 800 meters of cellars, and set up a tasting laboratory. That is how the Domaine Laurent-Perrier (the Estate) was anchored in Tours-sur-Marne. This picturesque village is ideally situated at the crossroads of the three main wine growing areas of the Marne département: the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs. It is also part of the 17 Champagne villages ranking in the prestigious ‘Grand Cru’ area.

Left Coast winemaker
Left Coast Estate
Oregon

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Family-owned and operated, Left Coast Estate is guided by two essential principles: a passion for winemaking and a deep connection to the land where they live and farm. Founded in 2003, they completed the initial phase of the winery just in time for the inaugural 2004 vintage of their label bearing a Lewis and Clark map to illustrate our special place in the world. They are in the middle of the Willamette Valley, just 37 miles from the Pacific Ocean with the immense, cooling benefit of the Van Duzer Corridor running through the property.

Abbey Kaufman
Benjamin Leroux
France

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Abby Kaufman, a Portland native, has been living and working in the wine industry in Burgundy since 2015. After studies in French and international business and politics, she followed her love of wine from slinging bottles in PDX, to harvest in the Willamette Valley, to the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône, to the Pinot Mecca of the Côte d’Or. She began by studying wine sales, terroir and tasting, and oenology at the Viti in Beaune and the Institut de la Vigne et du Vin in Dijon while cutting her teeth in the industry at Becky Wasserman & Co. in marketing. After 3.5 years with the Serbet team she moved full-time to Benjamin Leroux, where she currently manages sales, client relations, and logistics.

Thomas Savre
Lingua Franca
Oregon

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Lingua Franca is located on an exceptional site in the Willamette Valley purchased by Master Sommelier Larry Stone in 2012. As soon as he planted, pieces started to fall into place. Others saw the potential in the humble farm that Larry had transformed into a showcase vineyard and in 2015, Dominique Lafon, David Honig and Larry cofounded Lingua Franca. They soon hired Thomas Savre, a brilliant young winemaker with work experience at some of the best domaines in Burgundy. Thomas is capable of translating the unique character of each block into its highest, most transparent expression of place. The soils and microclimate of Lingua Franca Estate can grow wines as multifaceted and complex as the best of the Old World.

Ernst Loosen
Dr. Loosen
Germany

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With over 200 years of winegrowing history in Germany’s Mosel valley, the Dr. Loosen estate is among the most highly acclaimed wineries in the world. The focus is on top-quality wines, selectively harvested  from grand cru-rated vineyards with old, ungrafted vines. Following a tradition of classic fruity style wines from his mother’s side of the family (the famous Prüm family), owner Erni Loosen has also revived the historical dry style of Riesling that was made by his paternal great-grandfather. The estate now produces a stunning collection of harmonious, single-vineyard Grosses Gewächs (GG) dry wines, along with an extensive range of Prädikat wines, from lightly sweet Kabinett to dense, sticky Trockenbeerenauslese. In addition to Riesling, the estate now has a small parcel of Pinot Noir, from which a Rosé Sekt (sparkling wine) is produced.

Heidi Bridenhagen
MacRostie Winery & Vineyards
California

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Over the past three decades, MacRostie Winery and Vineyards has established itself as one of the Sonoma Coast’s defining wineries, and a leader in a bright, balanced and age-worthy style of Chardonnay and Pinot noir. Today, MacRostie is guided by Sonoma County visionary and winery founder Steve MacRostie, and talented winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen, who together are making the finest wines in the winery’s storied history. Using grapes farmed by legendary winegrowing families including the Duttons, Sangiacomos, Martinellis and Bacigalupis, and from Steve’s own Wildcat Mountain Vineyard, MacRostie’s Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley wines have established themselves as benchmarks, offering a rare intersection between labor-intensive small-lot winemaking, fair pricing and the complexity that can only be achieved by working with the finest vineyards.

Maysara family
Maysara Winery
Oregon

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Nestled in the foothills of the McMinnville AVA, Maysara’s Demeter Certified Biodynamic vineyard captures unique characteristics from some of the oldest soils in the state of Oregon. Momtazi Vineyard is farmed holistically, using only estate-made compost and herbal teas, allowing their 260 acres of vines to produce fruit of the highest quality each vintage free from the input of chemicals and artificial fertilizer.

The wines from Maysara reflect this holistic commitment to their terroir, by showcasing the natural expression of fruit and earth and staying true to the integrity of the soils from which their grapes are grown. As stewards of the land, they work with the natural variance of Oregon’s growing seasons to produce wines that are true to each vintage, free from manipulation and crafted with the balance to evolve for years to come in the comfort of your cellar. 

Rudy and Stephen of Montinore
Montinore Estate
Oregon

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Established in 1982, Montinore Estate is one of the largest producers of certified estate wines made from Biodynamic grapes in the country. With their 200-acre Demeter Certified Biodynamic and CCOF Certified Organic vineyard located in north Willamette Valley in Oregon, they focus on producing superior Pinot Noirs, cool-climate whites, and fascinating Italian varietals.

Alexia and Charlie from Pellegrini
Pellegrini-Olivet Lane
California

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Pellegrini-Olivet Lane is located in the heart of Northern California’s Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. Originally planted in 1975, the estate heritage vineyard has the distinction of being among the earliest plantings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in California, and is now recognized as the oldest producing Pinot Noir vines in Sonoma County. Named for the mature olive trees lining the entrance, the Olivet Lane Vineyard is a valued source of grapes for some of the appellation’s most acclaimed wines.

 The Pellegrini family are considered California wine pioneers, having been associated with every tier of the wine business since 1925 — as producers, grape sellers, importers, and wholesale distributors. Fourth-generation vintner Alexia Pellegrini took the helm as General Manager & President in 2017. Winemaker Charlie Fauroat joined the Pellegrini winemaking team in 2013. The two partner on handcrafting a number of estate grown & bottled Olivet Lane wines, in addition to a number of additional varietals sourced from distinctive neighboring vineyards, which are bottled under the Pellegrini label.

Luisa Ponzi
Ponzi Vineyards
Oregon

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The Ponzi Family moved to the Willamette Valley in the late 1960s with a spirit of adventure and a passion for producing the purest expression of Pinot Noir. After trips to Burgundy and an extensive search, they invested everything they had into a small 20-acre farm in the Northern Region of the Willamette Valley and in 1970 established Ponzi Vineyards. They were of the first pioneering families who identified that the Willamette Valley’s moderate climate, soils, and vineyard sites met every need of noble cool-climate grape varieties. Since establishing over 50 years ago, Ponzi Vineyards has become internationally acclaimed for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay achieving great heights and remaining at the forefront of the nation’s top wine producers.

Rob from R Stuart
R.Stuart Winery
Oregon

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In 2001, after years of working with other people, Rob & Maria Stuart were finally able to realize the dream of creating the winery they had always imagined. One where the quality of the wines is consistently high, but their price isn’t. Where the staff and growers are honored for the heart and soul they put into the work they do and where the customers are welcomed as friends. R. Stuart focuses our winemaking primarily on Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and our two brut sparkling wines Rosé d’Or and Bubbly, with a handful of other endeavors thrown in the mix. All our wines taste of the place they are from and are authentic, approachable, intriguing and perfectly balanced to pair with food.

Anthony King from Ratio
Ratio Wines
Oregon

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Little known by the broader wine cognoscenti, Ratio wines has been the kindergarten crush of the Oregon wine scene since its first release in 2017. Resonant of ancient delights, Ratio’s ebulliently charming wines released each year are a trip to Happy Valley for the few that get a taste. “Revelational.” “Eerily Beautiful.” “Super-Bowl spectacular!”…suggestions for how you might describe the wines when you meet winemaker Anthony King at the event. Or be honest. These simply made, but entirely overthought, Pinot Noirs and unique white wines are meant to express the many personalities of the Northwest.

Noah from Reeve Wines
Reeve Wines
California

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Reeve Wines proprietors Noah and Kelly Dorrance are two Missouri natives who ventured to the West Coast, like many before them, chasing dreams.  Noah spearheads production and winemaking. Kelly oversees hospitality and experience. Their main commonality lies in the fact that they dream big with high expectations.

Each bottle of Reeve is the result of pursuit. Pursuit of the best vineyards in California. Pursuit of the best growing and winemaking practices. Pursuit of the perfect expression. The perfect expression of what exactly? Of this particular vineyard, with that particular slope, with this particular grower, with this year’s particular weather—all filtered through their own lens and style.

Guillaume Large from Resonance
Résonance
Oregon

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In April 2013, Thibault Gagey and Jacques Lardière set out to survey a well-established vineyard named Résonance. Jacques had just retired after leading winemaking at Maison Louis Jadot for 42 years, and Thibault, whose family has operated Maison Louis Jadot since 1962, was ready to enter the business with a bold new project. 

They immediately felt a deep connection with the place, and after tasting through dozens of wines made with the vineyard’s fruit, Jacques sat back and said, “Perfect.” Pierre-Henry Gagey, the President of Maison Louis Jadot, and Thibault’s father, agreed. They decided to keep the vineyard’s title, and they also named their new winery— Maison Louis Jadot’s first outside of Burgundy—in its honor. With the same meaning in English and French, Résonance evokes many great things to come. They added the tiny but all-important accent mark to represent this small but special connection between Oregon and France.

Eric Sothern from Rhys
Rhys Vineyards
California

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Rhys Vineyards was founded in 2004 by Kevin Harvey, a passionate wine collector who frequented the vineyards of Burgundy and became close friends with a number of families behind the top domaines of the Cotes d’Or. When he started dabbling with the idea of planting his own Pinot Noir vines, Harvey was privileged to have access to these friends’ properties – researching the terroir, soil depth, structure, chemistry, hydrology, climate, among other attributes. Harvey then utilized this information to seek out what he thought were the best sites in California, looking for analogies in the vital characteristics that he believed drove the quality of the wine. His research led him to his own backyard – the rugged, rocky terroir of the Santa Cruz Mountains. 

In the late ‘90s, Harvey convinced his wife to let him plant a quarter-acre of Pinot Noir vines behind their house (now referred to as the ‘Home Vineyard’), which produced enough grapes for one barrel of wine. Harvey’s rigorous and unparalleled site selection, along with Jason Jardine’s vineyard experience and a huge investment in organic and sustainable farming practices, consistency yields gorgeous fruit that is true to its terroir. Today, Rhys is a benchmark producer of great Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah with seven estate vineyards; six in the Santa Cruz Mountains and one in Anderson Valley, each capable of producing uniquely compelling, distinctive, soil-driven wine.

Kurtis Ogasawara
Robert Mondavi Winery
California

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Robert Mondavi established his winery in ​1966 with the vision of creating a collection of wines from The Napa Valley that could compete with the world’s finest. Through innovation, an uncompromising eye for quality, and boundless enthusiasm, he made believers out of wine lovers everywhere. His wines, and the winemaking team that continues to be inspired by him, strive for ever-finer quality, vintage after vintage.  

At the heart of the winery is To Kalon Vineyard, a 440 acre parcel of exceptional provenance that contributes to the winery’s Napa Valley, Estate and Reserve wine programs. This Grand Cru vineyard, located in Oakville, California, has been named the Best Vineyard in North America and is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc in the world.

Rollin Soles
ROCO Winery
Oregon

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When Rollin Soles and Corby Stonebraker-Soles came to Oregon in the 1980s, they arrived at the leading edge of a movement. The idea of Oregon wine was actively in the making, a diverse group of entrepreneurs who wanted nothing more than to produce world-class wines in an unproven but promising winegrowing region. They built wineries, developed foundational industry organizations, and worked to establish Oregon as the premier place to make Pinot Noir and Chardonnay outside of Europe.

Now more than 35 years later, ROCO showcases Oregon winemaking at its peak. Firmly rooted in the science of agriculture and fermentation, they carefully build a vision for what every bottle can be, relying on Rollin’s mastery of the techniques and methods of winemaking and Corby’s instincts as an artist to transform the raw material of beautiful fruit into the exquisite wines you take to your table.

Arnaud Weyrich from Roederer
Roederer Estate
California

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Founded in 1982, Roederer Estate is nestled in Mendocino County’s cool, fog-shrouded Anderson Valley. As the California outpost of Champagne Louis Roederer, Roederer Estate winery builds upon a centuries-old tradition of fine winemaking. Roederer Estate’s sparkling wines are produced using only estate-grown grapes from the winery’s own vineyards. The multi-vintage Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut debuted in 1988 to great acclaim, followed by the Roederer Estate Brut Rosé and Roederer Estate’s tête de cuvée, L’Ermitage.

Louis Roederer and horse
Champagne Louis Roederer
France

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The cuvées of the House of Louis Roederer are the fruit of patient work with fundamental ingredients, the collaboration of experts, a quest for the perfect balance, and hardy and generous grapes, cultivated in the Champagne soil, producing a wine with a summery character and crystalline elegance. When he inherited the Champagne House in 1833, the aesthete and entrepreneur Louis Roederer took a visionary approach to enriching his vines, aiming to master every stage of the wine’s creation. He forged the wine’s unique style, character, and taste. In the mid-nineteenth century, Louis Roederer acquired some of Champagne’s grand cru vineyards—an approach that contrasted sharply with contemporary practices. While other Houses bought their grapes, Louis Roederer nurtured his vineyards, familiarized himself with the specific characteristics of each parcel, and methodically acquired the finest land. Louis Roederer’s guiding principle was that all great wine depends on the quality of the soil, a passion for tradition, and an astute vision of the future.

Alexandrine
Domaine Marc Roy
France

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Alexandrine Roy is the 4th generation of the Roy family to farm her holdings in Gevrey-Chambertin and Marsannay. This is a tiny domaine of just four hectares that is meticulously cared for as if it was a personal garden. Alexandrine is a true farmer, consistently plowing the soils of her old- vine vineyards (many of which are more than 100 years old) to allow the roots to dig deep into the shallow limestone. The resulting wines from these delicately cared for plots show a lovely purity and elegance that have garnered the domaine praise from around the world. Through minimal intervention and extraction, Alexandrine allows her old vines to express themselves with immense depth of flavor and clarity. For the uninitiated – and there seem to be fewer and fewer each year – Burgundy rarely is as pristine, or downright delicious, than with the extraordinary wines of Alexandrine Roy.

Andrew Kirkland from Ruby
Ruby Vineyard & Winery
Oregon

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Ruby Vineyard is a family-owned and operated winery and vineyard in the Laurelwood District AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, representing a confluence of old roots, both familial and viticultural. The 7.25 acres of Pinot Noir at Ruby are own-rooted vines and some of the oldest in Oregon, planted in a narrow band of rare Laurelwood soils. Their vineyard is dry-farmed using sustainable agricultural practices and is organic and LIVE certified. Their wines are made on-site in the property’s original green barn, under the direction of their winemaker, Andrew Kirkland. Ruby Vineyard takes great care to ensure each bottle is expressive of place with the great depth and character imparted by the Old Vines in the Laurelwood soils.

Tony Soter and Chris Fladwood
Soter Vineyards
Oregon

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Native Oregonians Tony and Michelle Soter established Soter Vineyards in 1997 following Tony’s distinguished career as consulting winemaker, organic farmer, and founder of Etude in Napa, CA. Today, Tony carries on Michelle’s legacy in an uncompromised commitment to their ideals in managing Soter Vineyards and Mineral Springs Ranch, a 240-acre biodynamic farm and vineyard in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Their commitment to biodynamics means they work within a regenerative farming system focused on biodiversity, integration of plants and animals, and soil health. In addition to estate grown Pinot noir, Chardonnay and traditional method sparkling wines, they produce select bottlings under the Soter Origin Series and Planet Oregon labels.

Stephen and Paula Dooley
Stephen Ross
California

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Stephen Ross Winery produces handcrafted mind-blowing wines in small batches at its modern urban winery in the city of San Luis Obispo. Winemaker Stephen Ross Dooley believes quality is everything and that starts in the vineyard. Their estate Stone Corral Vineyard in the Edna Valley is the source of five bottlings of Pinot Noir: Arête, Stone Corral Vineyard, Edna Valley Estate, Rose of Pinot Noir and Blanc de Noir sparkling wine.  The winery also sources Pinot Noir from nearby Greengate Vineyard and Spanish Springs Vineyard for their San Luis Obispo Coast Pinot Noir.  The winery, offices and tasting room are in the city of San Luis Obispo.

Kate Payne Brown from Stoller
Stoller Family Estate
Oregon

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Stoller Family Estate is one of the most innovative vineyards and wineries in Oregon. Pioneering Oregonian and Founder Bill Stoller purchased his family’s second-generation farm in 1993 with the vision of cultivating an enduring legacy for the land and Oregon wine industry. Over the last 25 years, he has patiently transformed the 400-acre property into the largest contiguous vineyard in the Dundee Hills. Stoller Family Estate features the world’s first LEED® Gold certified winery, three guest homes, a state-of-the-art tasting room, and immersive experience center with panoramic vineyard views. Named Oregon’s Most Admired Winery by the Portland Business Journal for seven consecutive years and 10Best Tasting Rooms by USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice poll in 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 there has never been a better time to plan your visit.

Theodora Lee
Theopolis Vineyards
California

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Theopolis Vineyards is a small lot vineyard and hand-crafted winery located in California’s prestigious Yorkville Highlands of the Anderson Valley. Situated along Highway 128 in southeastern Mendocino County near the border of Sonoma County, the AVA is a highly elevated, rugged interior wine-growing area. Established in 2003, Wine Critic Robert Parker bestowed upon wine made from grapes harvested from Theopolis Vineyards a stellar rating of 94-96 points, a spectacular showing for the vintner’s first harvest in 2006.  In addition to bottling the richly intense and flavorful Petite Sirah and Rosé of Petite Sirah, Theopolis Vineyards strikes a lighter note by bottling a Symphony, a white wine, which is a crossing of Muscat and Grenache Gris.  Theopolis Vineyards also bottles an Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, a Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir and several varietals of Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir.  Theopolis Vineyards is best known for its Best in Class, Double Gold, 95 Points Estate Grown Petite Sirah and its Double Gold Estate-Grown Rosé of Petite Sirah.  All wines from Theopolis Vineyard are regularly bestowed 90 Plus Points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

James Frey from Trisaetum
Trisaetum
Oregon

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A family-owned and operated winery in the heart of the Ribbon Ridge AVA, Trisaetum only works with fruit from founders Andrea & James Frey’s estate vineyards. Founded in 2003, Trisaetum’s vineyards are dry-farmed, never tilled and hand-harvested.  As winemaker, James Frey bottles single vineyard Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sparkling wines each vintage.

In addition to his role as winemaker/proprietor, James is an internationally recognized artist with paintings sold to collectors throughout the world.  His paintings are currently on display throughout the United States; as well as in the United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Canada and Brazil.  A gallery of his artwork is featured at the Trisaetum Winery.  

Trisaetum is a proud member of the Deep Roots Coalition, the Oregon Oak Accord and 1% for the Planet.

Eric from Vanduzer
Van Duzer Vineyards
Oregon

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Van Duzer Vineyards is a leading small production winery in the Van Duzer Corridor AVA, deep in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Founded by Carl & Marilynn Thoma, pioneers of the AVA, who were intrigued by the potential of the microclimate and its ability to produce evocative Pinot Noir. Perched atop a knoll surrounded by vines on three sides, the site is situated at the gateway of the Corridor, a deep gap in the Oregon Coastal Range that draws brisk air from the Pacific Ocean into the Willamette Valley. The Estate’s 83.7 planted acres are in the direct path of marine winds, and benefit from the cooling gusts that moderate the temperatures over the vineyard. At Van Duzer Vineyards, their focus is on creating expressive wines with a sense of place, while continuously improving their property’s ecological biodiversity.

Cleo Pahlmeyer from Wayfarer
Wayfarer Vineyard
California

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Nestled beyond a ridgeline towering 1,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Wayfarer Vineyard is an oasis in a remote landscape of redwood forest and winding mountain roads.  Wayfarer Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay hail from this single estate vineyard in Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast’s most dramatic appellation. 

Wayfarer thoughtfully incorporates organic and sustainable viticulture, recognizing that the highest-quality fruit comes from vineyards farmed for the long-term health of the land.  Produced in limited quantities, Wayfarer wines are vibrant upon release and cellar beautifully for years to come.

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