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Brianne Day is a young Willamette Valley producer that made her first vineyard-designate Pinot Noir in 2012. In 2013, production increased to 430 cases including two vineyard-designate Pinot Noirs, and in 2014, production increased to 1,700 cases of wine.
Day visited about 80 wine regions over eight years and gained winemaking experience in Burgundy, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. In Orego, she worked at Grochau Cellars, Belle Pente, Scott Paul Wines, WillaKenzie Estate, Brooks and The Eyrie Vineyards. She launched her own label in a McMinnville winery space rented from mentor Dai Crisp of LUMOS, while working at Grochau Cellars, and shared production space at the Bjornson Vineyard facility.
In , she opened a cooperative winemaking facility in Dundee, Day Camp, that is home to eleven wineries. Day Camp offers tasting of wines from all producers including Day Wines.
The wines are available in retail stores in the Portland area and on the winery's website.
2017 Day Vin De Days Rouge Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.5% alc., sold out. 94% Pinot Noir, 3% Gamay Noir and 3% Cabernet Franc. Spontaneous co-fermentation, 50% whole cluster, stainless steel tank. · Moderately light ruby red color in the glass. Aromas of red berries, grape must, and red rose petal. Light in weight, with both red and purple fruit flavors lifted with spirited acidity. Somewhat drab, but pleasant, with minimal tannins and a short, thin, dry finish. Less likable over time. Score: 86. Reviewed January 16, 2019 ARTICLE »