It's official! Pike Road Wines is off the ground and we've released our first wines: 2014 Pinot Noir & 2015 Pinot Gris. It's been years in the making and we couldn't be more pleased to have finally made it to this stage! We'll be toasting with a glass of Pinot Gris in the sunshine because this week Western Oregon is experiencing the first truly warm weather of springtime. Budbreak is upon us, so there are a lot of new beginnings this week all across the Willamette Valley.
Thanks to our friends at Trellis Growth Partners for helping us spread the word about Pike Road. Here's the Press Release:
CAMPBELL FAMILY LAUNCHES PIKE ROAD WINES FROM OREGON’S WILLAMETTE VALLEY
April 7, 2016, Gaston, Oregon – The Campbell family, Willamette Valley farmers for five generations including over 40 years tending vines, announces the launch of Pike Road Wines in select markets nationwide. Pike Road debuts with two wines from the Willamette Valley appellation: French oak barrel-aged Pinot Noir ($19 SRP) and stainless steel fermented Pinot Gris ($15 SRP). Pike Road Wines will be a sister brand to Elk Cove Vineyards founded by Pat and Joe Campbell in 1974.
According to longtime Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Shirley Brooks, “We created Pike Road to bring wine lovers unbeatable value in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The idea for Pike Road has been in the works for some time now. We have been acquiring vineyard sites for the last twenty years for a few reasons: to position Elk Cove to be 100% estate grown; to provide sourcing for Pike Road; and finally, because the Campbells are farmers at heart and enjoy establishing new vineyards.”
Pike Road Wines are hand-picked and sourced from Campbell family vineyard sites plus smaller lots from long-term relationships with family farms such as Shea, Fairsing and Olenik. The name, Pike Road, is an actual road that winds through the lowland farms of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and out to the forests of the Coast Range. It is one of the more picturesque drives in the Willamette Valley, home to orchards, dairy farms and wheat fields. For the Campbell family, Pike Road symbolizes the spirit of farming in Oregon.
Pike Road Wines are distributed by Galaxy in Oregon; Quail in Arizona; Northwest Wines in California; Grand Vin/ RNDC in Colorado; Empire in Georgia; Idaho Wine Merchants and S&C in Idaho; Winebow in Illinois; Martignetti/Carolina Wines in Massachusetts; Vintage Wines in Michigan; George’s in Montana; Grapevine in North and South Carolina; The Wine Merchant in Pennsylvania; and Ambiente in Texas.
Samples and bottle photography are available upon request.
About Pike Road Wines
We created Pike Road Wines to bring you the best of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Our family has been farming in this region for five generations including 40 years tending vines. For Pike Road, we hand-pick grapes from select vineyards to offer you an unbeatable value in Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. - The Campbell Family