What a great write up of Pike Road Wines in the May 2016 issue of Oregon Wine Press:
The Campbell family, Willamette Valley farmers for five generations, with more than 40 years’ experience tending vines, has launched a new brand, Pike Road Wines
Elk Cove’s new “sister” label offers two Willamette Valley wines: barrel-aged Pinot Noir ($19) and stainless steel-fermented Pinot Gris ($15).
“We created Pike Road to bring wine lovers unbeatable value in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris,” said Shirley Brooks, Elk Cove’s vice president of sales and marketing.
The idea for Pike Road has been in the works for some time now.
Brooks added, “We have been acquiring vineyard sites for the last 20 years for a few reasons: to position Elk Cove to be 100-percent estate grown; to provide sourcing for Pike Road; and finally, because the Campbells are farmers at heart and enjoy establishing new vineyards.”
Pike is an actual road winding through the lowland farms of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and into the Coast Range. Known as one of the more picturesque drives in the Willamette Valley, it is home to orchards, dairy farms and wheat fields. For the Campbell family, Pike Road reflects the spirit of farming in Oregon.
Here is the link to the post: