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.
March 10th-12th: SIP! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic – Enjoy the culinary variety and relaxed atmosphere. Watch some of the area’s best Chefs in the Northwest demonstrate their skills. Talk with winemakers and vintners and learn the intricacies of their trade. Purchase by the taste, glass, bottle or case. Visit with the artisans and view their work which is available for purchase. First 1000 Attendees will receive a free wine glass on Friday. See you at the Evergreen Space Museum! www.sipclassic.org
Marth 25th: Wine Club pick-up party at the vineyard!
April 28th-30th: Celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Ocean and the Northwest at the annual Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival. This award-winning event features the authentic flavors of Oregon’s North Coast, as well as trend-setting artisan producers and Oregon-based wineries. About 14,000 to 16,000 people and 175 vendors attend the event each year. www.astoriacrabfest.com