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April Sunshine

Usually it’s April showers, but this year after late February snow and then a cool March in the Willamette Valley, spring sunshine is in high gear. The vines just starting to bud out for the new growing season, right on the typical mid-April timeline. Recent years have been starting earlier so this is nice to see.

Here’s the view yesterday at the venerable Temperance Hill vineyard high in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Organic and dry farmed, our Pinot noir vines here were planted back in 1983. Our 2018 Pinot Noir Temperance Hill is sold out – yields were tiny. But we do have a little of the 2017 still available and the 2019 will be available to the mailing list on prerelease this August.

What’s coming up? Two big things:

Cellar 503’s virtual Pour Oregon wine festival is happening in a couple weeks, but you need to register by April 19 so you can receive food and wine supplies to taste along with your selected seminars. Vincent is doing a seafood and wine cooking class with Grochau Cellars and Chef Matt Hobbs on Sunday, May 2. Details and registration here.

Also, because we’re still not doing our big tasting events, we’ll be offering spring special pricing in May to celebrate Oregon Wine Month. And…and…and…burying the lede, we’ll be offering our first Rose wine ever, just two barrels from the 2020 vintage of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and a touch of Pinot Blanc, naturally fermented and unfiltered just like everything we do. You must be on the mailing list to get this offer, sign up here.

Spring in the Willamette Valley

Armstrong Vineyard, Ribbon Ridge AVA, Willamette Valley

March is always so welcome in the northern Willamette Valley, after the grey and dark winter. It’s like color has returned to our lives, the blue sky, green grass and, soon, new growth on the vines. After the calamity of 2020, I can’t remember being so excited for the upcoming season. This will be the 13th harvest for Vincent Wine Company, let’s hope for some luck.

For now, I have several wines available for purchase, including 2018 Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard and 2018 Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge, both produced from vines at Armstrong pictured above.

Full details on current wines on the Buy Wine page. To order, simply email Vincent with your selections, date of birth (month/day/year), and shipping/delivery address, and I’ll follow up with all the details.

Good news – Vincent wines are now available through National Distributors in Maine and Good Life Provisions in Nebraska. They join our other partners in Oregon, California, Colorado, New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Vermont, as well as importers in Canada and the U.K.

We just concluded our spring prerelease offer on wines coming out this May. However, join the Vincent email list for some surprise offers coming soon. Also, being on the list means you can taste with Vincent at the winery on Eola Hills Road. Email to set up an appointment, no charge for list members.

Spring Prerelease Offer Ends 3/9

The latest mailing list offer is out – special prerelease pricing on nine new wines being released this spring. All come from the classic 2019 vintage.

Join the Vincent mailing list to get the offer, which features the best pricing I offer all year. March 9 is the last day to get in on this prerelease offer, the best pricing I offer all year.

Here’s the list of new wines:

750ML bottles:
2019 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley “Tardive” $25 retail, $20 prerelease
2019 Chardonnay Willamette Valley Tardive” $30 retail, $23 prerelease
2019 Chardonnay Eola-Amity Hills Royer Vineyard $35 retail, $27 prerelease

2019 Gamay Eola-Amity Hills Bjornson $25 retail, $20 prerelease
2019 Pinot Noir Ribbon $30 retail, $23 prerelease
2019 Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills $30 retail, $23 prerelease

2019 Pinot Noir Silvershot Vineyard $35 retail, $27 prerelease
2019 Pinot Noir Bjornson Vineyard $45 retail, $35 prerelease
2018 Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard $45 retail, $35 prerelease

Free shipping with 12+ bottle purchase. Orders at prerelease pricing must be in by March 9. Yes there are a limited amount of 1.5L bottles of most single vineyard wines, but they will sell quick. Join mailing list for all the details.

BerserkerDay 12 Special Offers

Today is the 12th anniversary celebration of a terrific wine discussion site – Wine Berserkers.

The anniversary is called BerserkerDay, and we celebrate by having winery participants as well as other wine and accessory retailers, even butchers, make crazy discount offers on some of our products. The site takes no cut, instead it’s all about the community benefiting. I’m a seller on BerserkerDay and a buyer as well, there are so many good deals!

To see my Vincent Wine Company BD12 offer thread, click here. Please add a post to help keep the thread at the top of the board. I appreciate it!!

And if you’re new to Vincent, our Spring 2021 Pre-Release Offer drops next week for mailing list members. You get first shot at soon to release 2019 vintage wines, at crazy good prices. Join the Vincent mailing list here.

Learn more about Vincent Wine Company by exploring this site. For now, I make very hands off wines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley from grapes including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Gamay and even red wine from Pinot Gris. I lease blocks in several legendary local vineyards – among them Temperance Hill, Zenith and Armstrong – and make the wines in my small rented facility in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. My goal is to produce pure, classic wines of Oregon through exceptional farming and natural fermentation, no new wood, no filtering.

Winter 2021 in Oregon

The new year marks the 13th year for Vincent Wine Company. We produce about 2,000 cases annually of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay, Pinot Blanc and skin-fermented Pinot Gris here in the Willamette Valley.

Farming at the vineyards we work with is old school, winemaking appropriately hands off. Vincent wines are all about transparency, revealing the beauty and deliciousness of Oregon terroir.

This winter, we’re scheduling private tasting appointments with winemaker Vincent Fritzsche at our winery in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Inquire here to schedule an appointment.

We have wines available for direct purchase with winter shipping options. Check out the Buy Wine page for all the latest releases. To order, simply email Vincent your selections and we’ll follow up with all the details.

Join our mailing list to make sure you get our next special Pre-Release Offer coming in February.

And most of all, cheers to 2021 and a better year ahead.

Fall Special Pricing through December 15

Don’t miss out on Fall Special Pricing on these Vincent wines, available until December 15 with cheap or free shipping options available.

Join the Vincent mailing list to order at this special pricing!

Fall Special Wines:

2019 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley $20 retail $18 fall special
2019 Chardonnay Willamette Valley $23 retail $20 fall special
2019 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley $20 retail $18 fall special (red wine!)
2019 Gamay Willamette Valley $20 retail $18 fall special
2019 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley $23 retail $20 fall special

2018 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley “Tardive” $25 retail $22 fall special
2018 Chardonnay Willamette Valley “Tardive” $29 retail $25 fall special
2018 Chardonnay Brick House Vineyard $35 retail $30 fall special

2018 Gamay Bjornson Vineyard $25 retail $22 fall special (five bottles left!)
2018 Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge $29 retail $25 fall special
2018 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley “Tardive” $29 retail $25 fall special

2018 Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard $45 retail $39 fall special
2018 Pinot Noir Redford-Wetle Vineyard $45 retail $39 fall special
2018 Pinot Noir Bjornson Vineyard $45 retail $39 fall special
2018 Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard $45 retail $39 fall special
2018 Pinot Noir Temperance Hill Vineyard $45 retail – sold out (listed because people asked about it)

Ground shipping is $25 for a six pack, free for a case of 12 bottles, mix and match encouraged! 

Portland, OR, local delivery is free with three bottle or more orders.

Remember, order at Fall Special pricing by December 15!!

Holiday Three-Packs to Support Hacienda CDC

This holiday season, Vincent Wine Company is offering special three-packs of wine and donating $25 to Hacienda CDC for each three-pack we sell.

Hacienda is a Latino Community Development Corporation in my NE Portland, Oregon, neighborhood that strengthens families by providing affordable housing, homeownership support, economic advancement and educational opportunities. 

Holiday Special Option A (one bottle each):

2019 Vincent Chardonnay Willamette Valley $23 retail
2019 Vincent Gamay Willamette Valley $20 retail
2018 Vincent Pinot Noir Willamette Valley “Tardive” $29 retail

$59 for the three-pack, $25 additional if you need shipping, Portland area delivery is free

Holiday Special Option B (one bottle each):

2018 Vincent Chardonnay Willamette Valley “Tardive” $29 retail
2018 Vincent Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge $29 retail
2018 Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard $45 retail

$99 for the three -pack, includes shipping or delivery

Order by clicking the links to email us. We’ll follow up as soon as possible with payment and delivery/shipping options.

Remember, with each three-pack sold, we will donate $25 to Hacienda. Thanks for your support!

Wines available for purchase

Our Fall rerelease offer to the mailing list is now closed. The wines featured there will be available in November.

For now, we have several wines available for purchase. Shipping is available as well as delivery in the Portland, OR, metro area with most purchases. To purchase, email Vincent with your selections and he’ll follow up as soon as possible.

Vincent Current Releases

2018 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley – $20
2018 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley “Tardive” – $25

2018 Chardonnay Willamette Valley – $23
2018 Chardonnay Willamette Valley “Tardive” – $29
2017 Chardonnay Willamette Valley “Tardive” – $29
2017 Chardonnay Brick House Vineyard – $35

2018 Gamay Bjornson Vineyard – $25

2018 Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills – $29
2018 Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge – $29
2018 Pinot Noir Bjornson Vineyard – $45
2018 Pinot Noir Redford-Wetle Vineyard – $45
2018 Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard – $45

2017 Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills – $29
2017 Pinot Noir Silvershot Vineyard – $35
2017 Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard – $45
2017 Pinot Noir Bjornson Vineyard – $45
2017 Pinot Noir Temperance Hill Vineyard – $45
2017 Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard – $45

Inquire about select library wines and 1.5L bottles.

Fall pre-release offer is open

The fall pre-release offer on soon to be released wines is now open to mailing list members. To join the Vincent mailing list, send Vincent an email and you’ll receive the offer within the next day.

Note – the fall prerelease pricing ends September 8, so don’t delay!

Here are the wines in the latest offer, with special pre-release pricing – the best I offer. Free shipping options too!

2018 Vincent Chardonnay Ribbon Ridge Brick House Vineyard $35 retail / $27 pre-release
2018 Vincent Pinot Noir Willamette Valley “Tardive” $29 retail / $22 pre-release
2018 Vincent Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Armstrong Vineyard $45 retail / $35 pre-release
2018 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Temperance Hill Vineyard $45 retail / $35 pre-release

2019 Vincent Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley $20 retail / $16 pre-release
2019 Vincent Chardonnay Willamette Valley $23 retail / $18 pre-release
2019 Vincent Pinot Gris “Noir” Willamette Valley $20 retail / $16 pre-release (red wine!)
2019 Vincent Gamay Noir Willamette Valley $20 retail / $16 pre-release
2019 Vincent Pinot Noir Willamette Valley $23 retail / $18 pre-release

Tasting Appointments are ON for Summer

Now that it’s summer and Oregon is slowly reopening, I’ve begun to take tasting appointments at the winery on Eola Hills Road. To make an appointment, you must join the Vincent Wine Company mailing list. Please let me know what days/times you are might be available to taste and I’ll respond with options. There is no charge for tasting appointments, thank you for being on the list. Wines are available for purchase and we do offer shipping to many areas.

FYI, we taste outside  at an appropriate distance. Masks are encouraged for all times when not immediately tasting wine. Masks are required to enter the winery building to use the bathroom.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.