J WRIGLEY VINEYARDS

Vines and Wines
Our Quarterly Update

Summer 2015

'TIS THE SEASON!
Memorial Day weekend is typically the "kick-off" to the busy season for the vineyards of the Willamette Valley, and this year was no exception for us at J Wrigley! The tasting room was bustling with new and old visitors alike and with our new patio addition there was plenty of room to sit and enjoy the stunning views with friends.  It's exciting to see so many new faces at J Wrigley! If you haven't been out yet to see the new patio, pack yourself a picnic and plan on spending an afternoon with us enjoying your favorite J Wrigley wine. 

Please visit our events page on our website (www.wrigleywines.com) to keep up to date with what's happening at the vineyard. Join us 4th of July for a wonderful afternoon of BBQ by Ribslayer!  July 25th come cheer on your favorite band at our first annual Battle of the Bands!! Tickets can be purchased by calling us at 503-857-8287. Our tasting room hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 to 4. 

WEDDING WOWS
"Wow! What an amazing place for a wedding!"....we hear this quite often from guests who attend weddings at J Wrigley Vineyards. We can all agree that the vineyard location is truly a memorable place, but add a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception, and it becomes absolutely magical! Enjoy pictures from our most recent wedding taken by photographer  Emily Hall. If you or a family member or friend is looking for a unique wedding venue with hospitality plus, please contact Tina Hardin at 971-261-7942 for more information. 

LATEST ACCOLADES FROM NEAR AND FAR: a  note from John Wrigley

Always a nice reward to have recognition for your skills in the vineyard and barrel room.  As a winemaker, I like to let each vintage express itself by what Mother Nature has given me to work with.  That said, each vintage of J Wrigley wines will not always mimic the previous vintage.  Climate differences and duration of the growing season will affect the outcome.  I tend the fruit in the vineyard with loving care and painstakingly decide when to pick the fruit based on the conditions.  In the end, my goal is balanced wine.  I want the subtleties of the fruit and aromas to balance with the acid and tannins.  Here are just a few of the wonderful accolades we have received recently.

 

Oregon Wine Awards:

    Double Gold - 2014 Riesling
   

    92 Points 2012 Proposal Block Estate Pinot Noir
    92 Points 2013 Proposal Block Estate Pinot Noir

 

Denver International Wine Competition:  

    Double Gold - 2014 Rose of Pinot Noir
    Gold - 2014 Riesling
    Gold - 2013 Proposal Block Pinot Noir
    Gold - 2012 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir



 

'14 Ros? of Pinot Noir ~ $20/ $204

349 Cases Produced

Made with 100% hand picked Pinot Noir, this Ros? has beautiful floral notes, berry flavor and a distinctive minerality.  The balance of sweetness to brightness is perfect and will appeal to all Ros? fans.  A fabulous wine for BBQ, a warm Summer picnic and sipping with friends.


 

'14 Pinot Gris ~ $18/$185                            

400 Cases Produced

Dry, crisp and still full of fruit flavor!   This is a perfect wine for seafood or rich butter sauces.  If you like fresh fruit flavors in your Gris, you will LOVE this one.


 

'14 Riesling ~ $20/ $204                                

120 Cases Produced

This Estate grown Riesling has a personality of its own each year.  Tropical flavors prevail in this vintage.  Almost a dream come true, you will taste a perfectly balanced and lovely Riesling.  Enjoy.


 

'13 MAC Cuvee Pinot Noir~ $28/ $285     

250 Cases Produced

A big, young, mouth-filling red wine!  2013 was a year that you wanted (and needed) to pick at the right time.  We were blessed with ripe fruit pre-monsoon and are reaping the rewards of a fantastic vintage.  Enjoy, there is not much of this juicy wine.


 

'13 ESTATE Pinot Noir~ $45/ $459       

250 Cases Produced

A very special vintage of Proposal Block Pinot Noir. You will be struck by the raspberry nose and full berry flavor. A real show-stopper and one to be savored for years to come.




J Wrigley Vineyards
19390 SW Cherry Hill Road
Sheridan, OR 97378

Tasting Room Hours:
Thursday-Monday 11 to 4
503-857-8287
info@jwrigleyvineyards.com