Our wines have a complex background, much like their style. Vines need at least three years before their fruit can be used for wine. Therefore, to get us started, we have sourced grapes from other vineyards to supplement our wine portfolio. We have only selected sites that follow the same practices that we do where the focus is on quality. Some of the grapes for our wines have been sourced from parts of New York and Oregon, and of course, our very own Grand River Valley. As our vines continue to age, more estate wines will be added to the list.
Oak Aging: We use a combination of French oak barrels and American oak barrels for aging red wines and some Chardonnays.
Concrete Tanks: These are unique to this area and their use dates back to the Roman times. Concrete tanks offer the benefits of both oak and stainless steel. They are porous like oak, allowing the wine to breathe and therefore providing softness and weight. They are neutral and do not add, remove, or mask anything, yet impart some slight minerality and produces clean tasting wines, while reserving the fruit character of the wine, like stainless steel. Our wines aged in concrete are designated Beton on the label. Our 2015 Beton Chardonnay and 2014 Beton Riesling are currently available for purchase. Our 2017 Chardonnay and 2017 Riesling are now aging in the concrete tanks, and we anticipate our 2016 Estate Beton wines to be released in 2018. We are excited to be working with these tanks as they give us different options to experiment with our wines, adding interest and complexity.
Our 7,600 square foot production building was built in 2013. This building harbors all of our winemaking and vineyard equipment. Here we have temperature controlled rooms for cold stabilization, fermentation and other parts of the process. The wines are run through a series of bench trials by the educated palates on staff to ensure that we are making the very best wines possible. They are then tested and created in our wine lab and bottled on site.
Much like our winery, this building also has a unique design, created to look like an old barn. The siding is reclaimed snow fence from Wyoming and the roof is Corten steel that rusts naturally when exposed to weather.
Whites: 2016 Pinot Grigio, 2016 Estate Pinot Gris, 2015 Beton (Unoaked) Chardonnay, 2016 Estate Riesling, 2017 Estate Gewurztraminer, 2016 Estate Chardonnay, 2016 Estate Lees Chardonnay, 2016 Estate Laurel Blanc, 2015 Riesling
Rose: 2017 Estate Rose
Reds: 2015 Pinot Noir, 2016 Estate Pinot Noir, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Cabernet Franc
Special Selection Wines for Wine Club Members: 2017 Estate Clone 90 Riesling, 22015 Merlot, 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir and more