It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Is it orange, rose, white, or red.. who cares it’s delicious. Technically an orange wine (white grapes that are fermented on the skins), but drinks like a rosé (not too tannic, more fruit than earth).
“Start with growing exceptional fruit then don’t f*** it up.” Yeah, pretty much. Owner/winemaker John Grochau discovered his love for wine while racing bicycles for a French team in the Loire Valley. Upon his return to his Portland home, a career in the restaurant industry further solidified his deep appreciation for wine. After several years working alongside Oregon Biodynamic pioneer winemaker Doug Tunnel at Brick House Vineyards he founded his own label, Grochau Cellars. He strives to make wines that are balanced, textured, and expressive of place. Do you sense a theme here? Terroir is where it’s at!
Grape: Pinot Gris 100%
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Farming: Organic, Sustainable
Winery: Wild yeast, unfined unfiltered, 70% on the skins for 2 weeks, 30% are overnight on skins