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
Iris Vineyards is owned by native Oregonians, Pamela Frye and Richard Boyles. Chalice Vineyard at Iris Hill was planted in 1996. The family lives on their 870-acre family estate overlooking Iris Vineyards. A winery was built on the estate with a 25,000 case capacity, opening with the 2008 vintage.
The winemaker is Aaron Liberman who has over a decade of experience in Oregon winemaking. The portfolio of wines includes Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
A tasting room in Cottage Grove, Oregon is open Monday-Friday.
The brand is nationally distributed. The wines are reasonably priced and also sold through the winery's website store.
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