If you’re in Oregon’s wine country this Memorial Day weekend, be sure to stop by the beautiful new J. Christopher Winery in the lovely town of Newberg (a joint venture between Ernie Loosen and Jay Somers).
You’ll get to taste some great wines, see our new caves and all the building work we accomplished this year.
Saturday and Sunday (May 28 and 29)
11 am to 3 pm
Taste six wines for 10 bucks!
Winemaker Jay Somers has a bunch of new wines available:
2010 Cristo Irresisto (pink): An easy-drinking, passionate pink blend of mostly Grenache and Syrah, sourced from vineyards on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. Cases: 210. Retail: $15.
2010 Cristo Misto (white): A dry, stainless-steel-fermented quaffer made from Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and just a touch of Riesling. Cases: 200. Retail: $15.
2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Croft Vineyard: An intense, single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc sourced from an excellent, organically farmed site in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Cases: 130. Retail: $20.
2009 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley: A classic Oregon Pinot, blended from excellent vineyards in the Dundee Hills, Chehalem Mountains and Eola Hills AVAs. Cases: 1,500. Retail: $25.
NEW! 2009 Pinot Noir, “Nuages”: A very engaging, fine, focused, full-impact blend from two excellent vineyards in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. Cases: 170. Retail: $35.
They’ll be pouring and selling these five wines, plus the 2008 Sandra Adele Pinot Noir. Other ways to buy: request them from your local wine retailer, or order online through the new J. Christopher website.
And have you joined the J. Cru yet? Membership in this (free) and exclusive group entitles you to advance news and special deals. A very good thing because J. Christopher wines tend to sell out quickly because they make them in very small batches (also, they taste very good). To join, just click the “J Cru” button the website’s front page.