Oregon native Joe Swick has been refining his idiosyncratic negoçiant winery for years, settling into a cellar rhythm that is dependable but leaves enough room for creative play. As a result, Joe's wines are captivating to nerds and noobs alike with unusual blends, lots of whole-cluster fermentation and a house style that leans towards the festive. Joe’s story began in the wine section of an organic foods market and took him on a journey across the globe with formative experiences working for pivotal producers like Dirk Nieport in Portugal. Joe’s winery is located not far from Portland and he purchases fruit from both Washington and Oregon.
Long-aged, directly pressed Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon for a Bordeaux inspired wine that nevertheless leans more towards the Jura in style.
Joe elemental, Pinot Noir focused field blend of all sorts of grapes assembled from a grab bag of barrels in his cellar.
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A soulful presentation of Malbec's more ephemeral characteristics with a mere 5-6 maceration before press.
Another interesting Swick blend of whole-cluster fermented Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Counoise.