J WRIGLEY VINEYARDS

Vines and Wines
Our Quarterly Update

Winter 2016

Ready to Bottle
A note from winemaker, John Wrigley...

As soon as the holidays are over our thoughts turn to bottling. It is the time of year we begin the process by printing labels, ordering bottles and capsules. Late last summer we did initial blending of our barrels of pinot noir to develop our Estate, Mac Cuvee and "Proposal Block" blends. Now that they have had several more months of barrel time, and opportunity to integrate, we are tasting again to make final
adjustments to the blends. Next up will be filtering and bottling. This is all expected to be complete by the end of February.

This year we are excited to add our 3rd label of pinot noir to our lineup, the Estate bottling. This special blend is the first to incorporate our newly harvested clone of 828. Comprised of the 828, 115, 777, and Pommard clones, this wine is a true signature of what the J Wrigley Vineyard can produce. It is a fabulous addition to our lineup.

The next big addition is a small bottling of Estate Chardonnay. This is the very first harvest from the new block we call the "Acceptance Block". It is highly limited with only about 30 cases produced and will only be available to wine club members. We are happy that from the 2015 season will have about 125 cases available, but they won't be ready until next year. So until then, this limited release will be all we  have for the chardonnay fans out there. Due to the size of the wine club we will have to limit the chardonnay to 2 bottles per member. If not, then Jody will be sincerely disappointed that she did not get her share.

2015 has turned out to be a fabulous growing season and the white wines are simply spectacular. Since our vineyard is a higher elevation vineyard, the unseasonably hot weather of the year did not have as much impact on us. So the white wines have beautiful acidity and well developed flavors. Both the Pinot Gris and the Riesling are going to please fans of those varietals. Look for the general release to be this next Memorial Day. Contact Tina or Melissa at the Tasting Room
if you wish to place an advance order to hold your wines.

Show Circuit 2016

It's almost hard to believe that another year has passed and it's already time to start "show" season again! Always a fun experience for our team, we look forward to meeting new people and sharing J Wrigley's award-winning wines with a new band of customers! Although (truth be told) we absolutely LOVE to see familiar faces. So mark your calendars and come out to see us at one of these shows in 2016:

January 23 and 24: Wedding Showcase, Salem, OR   (yes, there will be wine tasting!)

February 5 and 6: Portland Seafood and Wine Festival, Portland, OR

February 25-28: Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, Newport, OR

March 11-13: SIP McMinnville Wine and Food Classic, McMinnville, OR

April 22-24: Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival, Astoria, OR

September TBA: Uncorked, Sunriver Style!, Sunriver, OR


Wine Club Referral Program

The Pour
It takes a village...or so people say....to raise a family or to build a business (which in our case is a family). And we couldn't agree more! Our village here at J Wrigley Vineyards includes many people, but largely it's made up of our loyal wine club members...and many of you have journeyed with us since the very beginning! Our continued desire is NOT to be mass produced to fill every retail outlet in America but rather we want to produce the highest quality wine we can and primarily make it available to those we can actually have a relationship with. So our goal in 2016 is to begin expanding our club....and we could use your help. To encourage this development we are going to begin implementing a referral program. We hope that you will tell your friends and family about J Wrigley's award-winning wines, warm hospitality and fun events all year long. And if one of them joins our club, there's a little sweet something in it for you too. With every new member referred, you will receive a $75 gift certificate to use any way you like....for wine, merchandise, or any consumer event held at the vineyard. And in addition to that, your referral will get their name placed in a drawing to win a special prize at the end of the year!! We sincerely want to thank all of you who are a part of our village...the J Wrigley Wine Club. Without your support we wouldn't be where we are today.  Our hearts are humbled and very grateful. Here's to a growing family in 2016!!

The J Wrigley Retreat

"We enjoyed our stay so much and look forward to coming back to spend more time!"

"What a lovely and quiet location."

"A comfortable night sleep was the icing on the cake!"

"Highly recommend this accommodation to anyone who loves wines, great people and wants a totally different experience."

"What I did not expect was the amazing accommodations! Tasteful and comfortable, spacious and unique."

"Each morning we awoke to sunrise over Mt. Hood and ended every day with a spectacular sunset."

"It exceeded our expectations by far!"

These are just some of the reviews our Tasting Room suite has received through VRBO.com. It delights us that so many have discovered our little gem!  If you know anyone who is looking for a romantic getaway, a week-long retreat, or just an overnight stay en route to the coast,  check out our listing #695246.  It's a unique and relaxing place to get away from it all!! 


 
 
~Wines Available for Purchase~
Club members always receive up to 25% discount!

2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir ~ $20/ $204

349 Cases Produced

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


 

2014 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.


 

2013 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. (almost sold out!!)


 

2013 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.


Order online at www.wrigleywines.com
or call us at 503-857-8287

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