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Tasting this Sunday in Portland

I’m having my fall wine tasting and pre-release order pick up event this Sunday, November 10, in Portland. You must be on the Vincent Wine Company mailing list to attend, though you are welcome to bring friends. Join the Vincent mailing list to RSVP.

Details:

Vincent Wine Tasting
Sunday, November 10, 4-6pm
Elevator Coffee, 1033 SE Main Street, Portland

Please RSVP so we know you’re coming!

Mailing list tasting in Portland on November 10

If you’re on the Vincent mailing list, come to our free tasting Sunday, November 10, from 4-6pm at Elevator Coffee. The address is 1033 SE Main Street in Portland. Join the Vincent mailing list to RSVP.

Wines to be poured and available for purchase at the event:

2018 Vincent Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley $20 
2018 Vincent Chardonnay Willamette Valley $23 – very limited!! will pour 
2018 Vincent Pinot Noir Willamette Valley $23
2017 Vincent Chardonnay Brick House Vineyard $34 – allocated!! available only at the tasting 11/10
2017 Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard $44 
2017 Vincent Pinot Noir Temperance Hill Vineyard $44 

Unfortunately these wines are sold out and will not be poured at the event, however your pre-release purchased bottles will be available for pick up.

2018 Vincent Gamay Willamette Valley $20  – SOLD OUT
2018 Vincent Pinot Gris “Noir” Willamette Valley $20 (red wine!) – SOLD OUT

Fall pre-release offer still open

It’s not too late to get in on the Vincent Fall pre-release offer to the mailing list.

Simply sign up for the list here and I’ll send you the offer. It gives you first access and the best pricing on my newest wines that I’m releasing this fall.

Buy by September 5 to get the special pre-release pricing. Order sooner to guarantee your selections.

Unfortunately, 1.5L magnum bottles are all sold out, but 750s of every wine in the offer remain available.

Join the Vincent list – I hope to hear from you!

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Fall pre-release offer is open!

The Fall 2018 pre-release offer of new Vincent wines is now available to mailing list members. If you’re not on our mailing list, sign up here.

To recap, here are the wines in the offer. They will all be available for shipping or pick up this fall, starting mid-October. I’ll have a tasting for mailing list members locally and you can pick up at that event, details coming. Or we can arrange another pick up time.

New Wines – at pre-release pricing!

2018 Vincent Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley $16 pre-release ($20 retail)
2018 Vincent Chardonnay Willamette  Valley $18 ($23 retail)
2018 Vincent Pinot Gris Willamette Valley – red wine! ($20 retail)
2018 Vincent Gamay Willamette Valley ($20 retail)
2018 Vincent Pinot Noir Willamette Valley $18 ($23 retail)

2017 Vincent Chardonnay Ribbon Ridge Brick House Vineyard $27 ($34 retail)
2017 Vincent Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Armstrong Vineyard $35 ($44 retail)
2017 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Temperance Hill Vineyard $35 ($44 retail)

Orders at pre-release pricing must be in by September 5. Order sooner to guarantee your allocation. Sign up for the Vincent list here.

Fall pre-release offer coming soon – sign up for the Vincent mailing list

Mailing list members – it’s almost time for the Vincent fall pre-release offer. If you’re not on our mailing list, sign up here!

The Fall pre-release offer will include the first five wines from the new 2018 vintage, and three final, special wines from 2017:

2018 Vincent Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley
2018 Vincent Chardonnay Willamette  Valley
2018 Vincent Pinot Gris Willamette Valley – red wine!
2018 Vincent Gamay Willamette Valley
2018 Vincent Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

2017 Vincent Chardonnay Ribbon Ridge Brick House Vineyard
2017 Vincent Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Armstrong Vineyard
2017 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Temperance Hill Vineyard

2018 was a fantastic growing season that ended with moderate, dry conditions, perfect for harvesting healthy fruit. Acidity levels are off the charts good. These first releases will give you a great sense of how special the vintage is shaping up to be.

These last 2017s are our final and, we think, best offerings from this classic Oregon year. First, Chardonnay from biodynamically farmed Brick House. We’ve been lucky to work with this fruit for a few years now, it’s special. Then Pinot Noirs from Armstrong, just down the road from Brick House, and Temperance Hill, high in the Eola Hills, vines there from 1983.

These wines are made in small quantities. Mailing list members get first access to the wines and special pricing during the pre-release offer period.

Do not miss this offer. Sign up for the Vincent list.

Vincent Pinot Gris “Noir” featured in local paper

In the 2017 vintage we made our first Pinot Gris, but not as a white wine. The grape has some color in the skins and it’s somewhat common to see Rose or Raimato wines made from Pinot Gris, with limited skin contact to give a delicate color without much tannin.

Instead of white or rose, we went all in to create a red wine from Pinot Gris, what we dub the Gris Noir. It’s still light in color but darker than the pinkish hue of most rose. Close your eyes though and you’d think you were drinking a red wine, with a peppery berry flavor and a solid amount of fine tannin

We released the wine last fall and it was unexpectedly popular, which was great because we’d already planned to make more in 2018 (and we did). Unfortunately the 2017 is sold out but there is more coming this fall with the 2018 release currently in barrel.

For now, check out this article from Sophia Bennett in the Eugene Register-Guard all about unusual skin fermented wines, including our Pinot Gris “Noir”. The pre-release offer to mailing list members will go out on August 1, and it will give you first chance on the ‘2018 Pinot Gris as well as all other new release. Highlights include the final Vincent releases from the 2017 vintage:  Chardonnay Brick House Vineyard, Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard and Pinot Noir Temperance Hill Vineyard.

Sign up for the Vincent mailing list here.

Taste at the winery with Vincent

We have no tasting room, but we do offer tastings by appointment in the winery cellar with winemaker Vincent Fritzsche.

To schedule an appointment this summer or fall, join the Vincent email list and let us know when you’ll be in the Willamette Valley. Appointments are limited, so please provide a few date options if possible. There is ordinarily no charge for tasting, but all wines you try will be available for purchase, with shipping options available if you like. Note: for groups of 8 or more, a nominal group tasting fee will apply.

We hope to see you in the Eola Hills soon and share a flight of Vincent wines!