2014 Cristom Pinot Noir Jefferson Cuvee Willamette Valley
About the Winery
Founder and owner Paul Gerrie has used his skills as an engineer and avid researcher to pursue his passion for wine. On his travels to France, he was introduced to and embraced the traditional growing practices of Burgundy, an approach which his winemaker Steve Doerner also believes in strongly. Today, Cristom embodies this vision of "letting the land make the wines. In fact, Cristom has farmed sustainably since 1992 and the vineyards and winery are now Certified Sustainable by the Oregon LIVE program (Low Input Viticulture and Enology).
Mark Feltz, the vineyard manager since 1992, is a talented modern farmer with intimate knowledge of the vineyards that he has planted at Cristom over the past 22 years. He and his dedicated year-round crew contribute immeasurably to the quality and consistency of the wines and the success of Cristom.
There are 58.4 acres in vine on the 130 acre property. The vineyards are planted at a high density of around 2,300 vines per acre and cropped to produce about 2 tons of fruit per acre.
Named one of Wine & Spirits "2014 Wineries of the Year