Our 2014 Bush Vine Sangiovese was awarded Double Gold in the Oregon Wine Competition. This was by unanimous decision of 4 Masters of Wine on the judging panel. We only produced 3 barrels of this rustic, Italian-styled release, and just have a little bit left. We invite you to try a bottle today!!
Wine Press NW Review of our new Rose: Girardet Vineyards & Winery 2016 Estate La Roche, Umpqua Valley • $20 Second-generation grower/winemaker Marc Girardet works with an eclectic variety of grapes that his folk established near Roseburg, Ore. And yet, he opted to use Cabernet Sauvignon from his Shale Rock Vineyard for the rosé program. La Roche is a French reference to a rocky crag formation, but this pink is rather smooth with loganberry and Van cherry flavors that pick up some lively spritz and spice along with a backbone of crisp acidity. (11.7% alc., 100 cases)
Now that summer is here, it’s a great time to visit the vineyard and take a hike up Shale Rock Summit and enjoy the majestic view from our picnic area and hammocks nestled in our 500 year old oak tree grove.
Also this month club members can take advantage of our “30 for 30” special and get 30% off re-orders of the 2014 Barbera, 2016 Riesling, or 2012 Touchdown Red. Cheers!!
May is Oregon Wine Month!
Here at Girardet we are excited to encourage visitors to come out and sample and enjoy your locally grown Oregon wines. To support that here is what we are doing: From May 1st-25th, we are waiving our tasting fees at the vineyard. So come on out and enjoy a tasting flight – it’s on us! Additionally, buy any 3 bottles and we will throw in a complimentary bottle of 14 Vines or Touchdown Red (your choice). Raise a glass to Oregon wine!!
“Getting My Geek on with Wines from Southern Oregon.” Check out what The Drunken Cyclist wine blogger, Jeff Kralik, has to say about a few of our latest bottles of wine he enjoyed.
Latest Accolades — We scored 7 medals in the Savor Northwest Wine Awards: Silver Medal, 2013 Estate Grown Chardonnay. Silver Medal, 2014 Estate Grown Riesling. Silver Medal, 2013 Bush Vine Tempranillo. Silver Medal, 2014 Bush Vine Sangiovese. Silver Medal, 2014 Bush Vine Barbera. Silver Medal, 2012 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon. Bronze Medal, 2015 Estate Grown Pinot Gris.
In our first entries this year in an international wine judging, we also ranked 4 medals in the New World International Wine Competition: Silver Medal, 90 points, 2015 Estate Grown Pinot Gris. Silver Medal, 89 Points, 2014 Bush Vine Sangiovese. Silver Medal, 88 points, Estate Grown La Roche. Bronze Medal, 86 Points, 2013 Estate Grown Chardonnay. This brings our medal count to 28 awards so far this year!
Last chance vintage closeout specials: We have 2 wines we are running on special right now to make room for new vintages. The last few cases of 2012 14 Vines and 2014 Riesling are discounted 40% off for any customer or 55% off for wine club members. This special applies to 12 or more bottles purchased at once, and will be automatically applied in our online shopping area. Order soon while supplies last!!
The medals keep rolling in, now from the Oregon Coast. The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival judges have awarded our 2015 Pinot Gris a Gold Medal, and Bronze Medals for the 2013 Chardonnay and 2015 Baco Noir. We are thinking the Pinot Gris will pair phenomenally with the famous shrimp and crab melts everyone will be sure to be enjoying!
Latest Accolades — The 2017 San Francisco Chronicle wine judging results are in. This is the largest competition of American wines in the world with over 7000 wines judged, and this year Girardet takes home 6 medals: Gold Medal, 2013 Bush Vine Tempranillo. Gold Medal, 2015 Estate Grown Riesling. Silver Medal, 2014 Bush Vine Sangiovese. Silver Medal, 2014 Estate Grown Chardonnay. Bronze Medal, 2014 Bush Vine Barbera. Bronze Medal, 2015 Estate Gown Pinot Gris. All 6 of these wines were grown 100% on the Shale Rock Vineyards estate property.
Latest Accolades — Wine Press Northwest Annual Platinum Tasting: Double Platinum Award & Best Buy! — Girardet Wine Cellars 2014 Estate Grown Riesling, Umpqua Valley $15. Founded by a Swiss family that came to Oregon and decided to make something else besides Pinot Noir, Girardet Wine Cellars crafted a winner with fruit from its estate vineyards in Roseburg. And the second-generation winemaker Marc Girardet offers more proof they can produce Riesling in Southern Oregon that rivals the best in Washington. His 2014 exhibits just a trace of petrol, then shows off aromas and flavors of white peach, citrus and lemon oil, leading to a long finish and a bit of minerality. (225 cases, 10.6% alc.) Award: Savor Northwest (gold)
Chuck Hill Wines of the Week, December 21st, 2016:
Girardet Vineyards & Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Umpqua Valley AVA $28.00
Winemaker Marc Girardet learned the craft from his father Philippe as he grew up in the vineyard and winery. He became winemaker in 1999 at age 24. Girardet Cabernet offers an Old World style with lean red fruits mingling with olive and pepper, finishing with tangy acidity that complements any rich meat.
Harvest Time Wine Club Pick Up Party!
Wine club members are invited to come visit and pick up your quarterly release, sample the wines along with our featured recipe, and hang out and enjoy a barrel tasting or two with Marc while you’re here. With this being grape harvest season, we will also be sampling fresh grape juice out of the fermenting vats and there will be an opportunity to observe the winemaking process. See you here!! 12-5pm at the winery.
Umpqua Wine Your Way.
This is a self-driving tour of the area. Enjoy complimentary Wine Tasting at any participating winery over two days. Experience the bounty of the Umpqua Valley winegrowing region and explore the wineries and the many different flavors throughout the self-guided wine tour weekend at your leisure. This will be a Treasure Hunt of the almost 40 varieties of grapes grown in the Umpqua Valley. Tickets required – available here