Thanksgiving weekend is a big deal out in the Oregon wine country. Most wineries will be open for tasting, and that includes J. Christopher Winery, Erni Loosen’s joint venture with winemaker Jay Somers.
It was a very late harvest this year, so if you come out you’ll get to see Jay (owner/winemaker), Tim (assistant winemaker) and Jörg (harvest hand from Switzerland) hard at work with the 2011 vintage. They’ll be busily pressing 2011 Pinot and filling barrels while we’re slurping a selection of tasty (and highly rated) 2009s.
You’ll also see the progress we’ve made with construction of the new winery building. It’s not quite finished yet, but it’s certainly up and running — and looking gorgeous!
THANKSGIVING TASTING LIST:
2009 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills (Wine Advocate 94) $35
2009 Pinot Noir, Charlie’s Vineyard (Wine Advocate 93) $45
2009 Pinot Noir, Sandra Adele (Wine Advocate 94) $45
2009 Pinot Noir, Abbey Ridge Vineyard (Wine Advocate 94) $50
2009 Pinot Noir, Le Pavillon Vineyard (Wine Advocate 94) $50
Remember, the winery is still under construction, so be sure to wear sensible shoes (always a good idea when touring wineries). Then you can comfortably check out the winery progress, as well as our newly planted vineyards.
Hope to see you there!
IMPORTANT NOTE: The winery will be open Friday and Saturday ONLY. NOT SUNDAY.
Open hours: Friday & Saturday, Nov. 25-26, 11 am to 3 pm
Tasting fee: $10 (one refundable tasting fee per $200 purchase)
Discount: 10% on case purchases (including mixed cases)
Location: 17150 NE Hillside Drive, Newberg, Oregon
Phone: 503.231.5094 (office) 503.554.9572 (winery)