The grapes we use for our hand crafted wines are sourced from around the Pacific Northwest. Our premier vintages of Rue Cler GSM, Pinot + Syrah came out of Columbia Valley, Willamette Valley and Walla Walla. In 2019 we added fruit sourced from vineyards in Milton-Freewater, Oregon for our brand new black label wines.
This piece of land is very special to us. Not only did our very first Pinot vintage come off these vines, but it is owned and cared for by Aaron's family; Bill and Shari Price. They purchased the land in 2017 and have breathed new life into the property with hours of sweat and seasons of hard work. Ten Peaks is located in the Willamette Valley AVA just outside of McMinnville, Oregon. It is 7 and a half acres planted with 3 different blocks of Pinot Noir. Here you will find Dijon Clones of 667, 115 and 777. The vineyard sits at a peak elevation of 600 feet and resides in a coastal-like mesoclimate. The temperatures stay around 10 degrees colder than the valley due to the cool mountain air flowing off of the Oregon Coastal Range. Bud break, veraison and harvest all happen a little later up here compared to other vineyards in the Willamette Valley. These conditions lend to the acidity found in Ten Peaks fruit allowing us to make truly special and unique vintages.
We source fruit from Ten Peaks to craft our Pinot Noir, Rosé and our up and coming White Pinot Noir!
The Ancient Stones vineyard is co-owned by Betz Family Winery and Siren Song Wines. It was originally planted in 2007 and now has just over 12 acres under production. The two clones of Syrah we source for our wines are Phelps and Tablas Creek. This vineyard, like most out in the Rocks District is littered with stones and lies in an ancient riverbed. This dry riverbed provides a combination of well draining soil and stones that reach far below the surface. Up to 60 feet below in some areas! This creates a truly unique environment for the growing grapes and results in wines that are distinctive and have that “Rocks” character we just can't get enough of!
Maintained and managed by the legendary Ryan Driver, Riviere Galets is a 12 acre vineyard found in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA. These vines are rooted in a riverbed where water once flowed and flooded across the area. Smooth river rocks can be found above and well below the soil. These rocks absorb and radiate heat keeping the vines warm throughout the growing season. This results in concentrated ripe fruit perfect for making complex wines. From this vineyard we source Grenache and Mourvedre for our black label GSM red blend.
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