West of sleepy little Salem, Oregon, is one of my favorite Pinot producers! Elegant and true to the vintage and to the varietal, Evesham Wood has been an exceptional Oregon wine producer for over 24 years. Situated on 16 acres in the Eola-Amity AVA, their most notable wines, estate-grown Le Puits Sec and Le Grive Bleue, are organically certified and so very pretty. We'll be tasting Le Puits Sec 2011 and 2012, Cuvee J 2012, Eola-Amity Pinot 2011 and Mahonia 2012. As a wee treat I'll be pulling corks on the last of my 2009 and 2010 Le Puits Sec for the vertically inquisitive (otherwise, sold-out vintages.)
Founded in 1986 by Russ and Mary Raney, they ended up selling the business to Erin and Jordan Nuccio (Haden Fig fame) after 24 years of developing exquisitely beautiful and elegant wines. The Evesham Wood wines have and remain true to the original intention of producing wine on low-yielding vineyards with a minimal intervention. Their inspiration is France's Cote d'Or Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and their goal is to embrace the offerings of Oregon's Eola-Amity. Both vineyard and winery have Oregon Tilth organic certification and Evesham Wood is a charter member of the Deep Roots Coalition, an advocacy group the promotes non-irrigation practices. They have also been members, since 2005, of the international organic/biodynamic organization "Renaissance des Appellations".
I look forward to seeing you Friday, January 30th from 5:00p-6:30p. The $5.00 tasting fee is waived with any purchase of Evesham Wood wines and there is a 15% discount with the purchase of 6 or more!