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Winemaking

Farming: The Power of Nature

We chose the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley of Oregon for a reason. The climate and environment of the region are unique, with daily fluctuations in temperatures and rainfall. One year is wet and cold, the next is dry and warm. We celebrate the eccentricities and unpredictability of nature, and want our wines to reflect this remarkable terroir. While each vintage retains underlying similarities, we let each year’s grapes speak for themselves.

Because we respect the natural power of the land, we farm organically and sustainably to grow grapes that are delicious and that celebrate the environment. Our vineyards are dry-farmed, meaning there’s no irrigation. Flâneur vines have to work hard to reach for water, building character and strength—for more intense flavor and aroma.

Cultivating a robust crop of grapes takes time and care. Our in-house vineyard management team is on the grounds every day, dynamically and diligently tending each vine. When the time comes, we harvest each cluster by hand, because, like everything at Flâneur Wines, a personal touch makes all the difference.

Winemaking: The Beauty of Flavor

We don’t believe in recipes or repetition. Just like each harvest shows different characteristics, every vintage tells its own story. Our winemaker is both consciously technical and spontaneously whimsical.

Upon bringing our hand-picked grapes to the winery, we carefully assess and sample each bin of fruit as they as they are put on the sorting line. From there, each batch takes a different path. Some wines are comprised of grapes solely from our Flanerie Vineyard, with it’s spicy, more savory tones. While other wines hail from the higher elevation of our La Belle Promenade Vineyard with its distinct florals and plush textures. Still some use a combination of grapes from both estate vineyards, showcasing how the two soil types come together in perfect harmony.

The type of grape, ratio of stem to fruit, fermentation length, barrel type—every consideration is decided with complete enjoyment in mind. Our winemaker constantly observes the wines, gently guiding them to evoke unique flavor profiles that exude the characteristics of our terroir and the vintage from which they were harvested.

The result is a collection of vintages that give drinkers an experience where every sip is unique and each glass tells a story.

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