This delicious wine is made from small blocks of Pinot Gris vines planted at the base of our Chehalem Mountains estate vineyard. A cold, slow fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tank to unlock attractive aromas of pear, quince and apple pie, while retaining the grape's native acidity. Whether, at the dinner table or in the back yard, Pinot Gris is best enjoyed chilled with good friends!
Planted in 1991, the 50-acre Hawks View Vineyard offers the ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The eastern-facing slope and Laurelwood soils, combined with dry farming and hand harvesting, allow for wines of great character and distinction.
“This wine has a great ability to pair with all kinds of different foods. Its acid is a nice counterpoint to sweet, salty and savory foods. Any kind of food, really! I’m also interested to see how much varietal character shines through.” —Don Crank, Winemaker