To celebrate Oregon Wine Month, we are so excited to share our kitchen with Crowley Wines‘ Melanie Cooper and Evan Roberts.
Crowley Wines was founded in 2005 with a focus on transparent, terroir-driven winemaking. Starting at the source, we favor older clones of Chardonnay Wente and Draper and the classic Wadenswil and Pommard Pinot noir clones due to their late-ripening nature and acid retention.
We work with family-owned vineyards and prefer cooler, high elevation sites. Our friends and growers are committed to non-irrigated and low-impact farming. We are members of the Deep Roots Coalition and our primary vineyard sources are LIVE certified or certified organic. In the winery, our highest priority is to create the most direct evidence of both vintage and place while making elegant and exciting wines. This means (wine geek alert!) minimal acid additions, no extraction enzyme, employing native yeasts, extended aging in mostly neutral oak, and minimal fining or filtration. We value purity of expression over stylized wines and hold essential the belief that we cannot improve on nature.