VOLUME 9, ISSUE 46
August 25, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Charles Heintz Vineyards: Getting to Know Winegrower Charlie Heintz and the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from His Very Special Vineyard Lucienne: Very Special Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands Formaglini Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted Wines A New Wave of Outstanding Print Wine Magazines Pinot Briefs Winemaker Up Close & Personal Paul Clifton, Director of Winemaking, Hahn Estates
Franco Marchesi immigrated to the United States at the age of 22, working as a sommelier for a luxury cruise line based in San Francisco. He later became a wine buyer for an Italian restaurant in San Francisco and soon was importing Italian wines. He left California to live in Oregon's Columbia Gorge region and began planting Northern Italian grapes on an abandoned apple orchard in Hood River in 2003 when he also founded Marchesi Vineyards & Winery.
The winery's Pinot Noir is sourced from neighbor growers including Wy'East Vineyard in the Hood River area. Some Pinot Noir was planted on the estate in 2008.
A tasting room is located at 3955 Belmont Drive in Hood River, Oregon, and is open from March through November. The wines are distributed throughout the Northwest.
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