The results are in, and you’re invited to experience them first hand! Click any of the member logos above to visit their 2014 Cellar Crawl Collection purchase pages!
This collection includes 18 distinct single-vineyard Pinot Noir bottlings produced by six wineries. Working in two groups, wineries took on identical allotments of fruit from three of each other’s vineyard sources. Our 2014 Cellar Crawl Collection showcases our members' six individual winemaking approaches as a lens into the landscape of these six unique sites.
Continuing the spirit of alliance originated by Oregon’s wine pioneers, colleagues from a half-dozen wineries began an effort 20 years ago to carry on this tradition of sharing experience, knowledge and our abiding passion for Pinot noir. At that time, in an unassuming corner of the Willamette Valley, Cellar Crawl was born.
Of the many experiments conducted throughout the last two decades, this most recent involved trading fruit among our wineries to discover the influences of vineyard land and winemaker’s hand. Can we answer the question: “Which is more important, vineyard site or winemaking?” We are pleased to offer the entire set of these phenomenally rare bottlings; a collection of wine that will be both inspiring and educational.
Whether you open them one at a time for focused, deep contemplation, or host a gathering of wine enthusiasts to enjoy the collection together – we think you’ll find it a fascinating adventure through the varied terrain of Willamette Valley wine country… Cheers!