Keep it natural, baby.
50% Gewürztraminer grown on volcanic soils from Willamette Valley in Oregon at 600 feet elevation. 50% Pinot Gris grown on sandy loam from Yakima, Washington in the Columbia Valley at 1600 feet elevation. Grapes are fermented separately, wholecluster with 30 days of skin maceration using native yeast. Ferments are worked by foot one to two times a day with no temp control then aged in 228 liter neutral French oak barrels for six months. A small sulfur addition before bottling is the only addition to this wine. No filtration.
“Scratch n sniff.” – Joe Swick, Swick Wines
Joe Swick is a 5th generation Oregonian winemaker who captures the true taste of the Pacific Northwest through his wines. Joe sources his grapes from organic, biodynamic and sustainable vineyards in Oregon and Washington. After years of traveling and harvesting in various pockets of the world, such as Piedmont, Portugal, and Tasmania, Joe returned to Oregon to start his very own label in 2013. He embraces the minimal approach when making his wines such as using native yeasts, aging in old barrels and adding minimal sulphur during bottling—only when absolutely necessary. While Joe started out with a focus on making Oregon Pinot Noir, he now has explored many other grape varietals and experiments with different techniques during élevage.
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