Our Pinot Gris can take the heat - in Arizona

Our Pinot Gris can take the heat - in Arizona

According to the Phoenix Drinks Examiner Mark Nothaft, our 2015 Pike Road Pinot Gris is one wine that can stand up to the Arizona sun when Phoenix residents retreat to their air-conditioned homes, lighter fare and well-chilled wines:

"If you can take your nose out of the glass, you'll love its juicy citrus and lychee impressions. Awesome everyday sipper for summer."
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Meet the Sister

Meet the Sister

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.

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Vindulge reviews our first Vintage

Vindulge reviews our first Vintage

Mary Cressler of Vindulge.com has reviewed our first vintages as part of her "Weekend Wine Love" column:

"This is a bright, fresh, and fruity Pinot with dominant red berry fruits (cranberry was the standout), and some pretty spice notes. It’s bright, a bit ripe (in a good way!), and easy going down. I can see this being a great summer red. Fruity and low in tannins, it would be a good choice for a warm day..."

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PIKE ROAD WINES has launched!

PIKE ROAD WINES has launched!

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...

 

 

 

 

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In the Winery

Our philosophy of winemaking is this: start with the best fruit you possibly can. Great vineyard sites and impeccable farming are essential. This isn't to say that winemaking isn't important, but our main job in the winery is to protect the qualities of the fruit that comes through our cellar doors.

The winemaking process is beautiful and vital, full of color and aromas that come right from the vineyard itself. There's nothing better than strolling through the cellar at the height of harvest, carefully avoiding forklifts of course, to breathe it all in. Each vintage is a unique opportunity to steward the fruit into the best wine we can make.