ARTISANAL WINE CELLARS
At Artisanal Wine Cellars we take our inspiration from the American Arts and Crafts movement, where the vision was to produce hand crafted products based on honesty and simplicity. This movement focused on the structure and nature of materials and the details of design and construction. We have adopted these ideas to represent our view on the craft of wine making.
Our goal is to craft wines that express the sum of the vineyard, the winegrower, and the winemaker. We work with small winegrowers in different viticultural areas, primarily within the Willamette Valley, that have unique microclimates. This produces fruit which is a true expression of Oregon viticulture. As winemakers, we use modern equipment to gently process the fruit in small lots. At every step we strive to let the best qualities of the vineyard's fruit lead our winemaking. From the length of the cold soak to the strains of yeast used, to how we press the grapes and the types of barrels we use for aging, we let the wine lead our choices. To us, wine is about something shared, the flavors of the vineyard and the touch of the winemaker, that is brought to your table to enjoy over a meal with friends and family.