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Acclaim for the 2017 Fairsing Vineyard Pinot Noir

Described as succulent with a handsomely defined finish, Fairsing is honored by JamesSuckling.com with 94 Points for our 2017 estate Pinot Noir.

Crafted from Pommard, Wadenswil, and Dijon 114 selections from across the vineyard, this wine is a tangible expression of unique terroir and a low-impact winemaking style.

The 2017 Fairsing Vineyard Pinot Noir aged 10 months in 18% new French oak and was bottled in August 2018 with a final alcohol of 14.2%.

Available February 14, 2020, visit the Fairsing Vineyard tasting room or shop online to secure bottles for either pickup or delivery.

Sweet Potato and Chipotle Gratin

Enjoy this recipe from Chef Rebecca Clarke for a savory side dish that pairs beautifully with Pinot noir.

Start to finish 55 minutes (20 active). Servings: 8 to 10

2 cups heavy cream

1 tablespoon (heaping) chipotle pepper puree

3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (1/8-inch)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 F. Butter 9×9 baking dish.

In small bowl, whisk heavy cream and chipotle puree until smooth.

Arrange sweet potato slices in prepared baking dish in single layer. Lightly salt and pepper first layer and drizzle with a portion of the cream mixture. Repeat with additional layers of sliced sweet potatoes, salt and pepper and cream mixture (up to 10 layers or so). 

Bake 30-45 minutes or until cream is absorbed and top is golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!

Honors for the 2017 Kenney Pinot Noir from Wine Enthusiast

Fairsing Vineyard is honored by Paul Gregutt and Wine Enthusiast with 91 Points for the 2017 Fairsing Vineyard Kenney Pinot noir. 

This inaugural release was meticulously crafted from Dijon and Wadenswil selections and is delightful addition to our family of estate wines. With final alcohol of 14.1% and 308 case production, this estate wine has proven popular in our tasting room and with Wine Club members.

Available in bottle and magnum format.

Favorable News for the 2017 Fairsing Vineyard Sullivan Pinot Noir

Fairsing Vineyard is pleased to share that our 2017 Pinot noir Sullivan received 92 Points from JamesSuckling.com in July 2019. 

A balanced blend of Wadenswil, Dijon 777, and Dijon 667 this estate-grown expression of the southeast blocks of our vineyard was released early October 2019. 

This wine was entirely barrel fermented in French oak sourced from the Billon, Sirugue, and Cadus cooperages with emphasis on the Troncais and Allier forests. Total elevage was ten months with 22% new French oak. Bottling occurred August 27, 2018 with final alcohol of 14,2%. Read more about the 2017 Sullivan Pinot noir.

Accolades for Fairsing Wines from Forbes

Fairsing thanks Forbes and Contributor, Amber Gibson for including Fairsing Vineyard in the August 4, 2019 “Oregon Road Trip” piece. ⁣

We agree, Oregon is one of the most beautiful states in the country and we appreciate your featuring many of our industry peers among the highlights.⁣

“Fairsing Vineyard is another great choice, with small-production wines that you won’t find back home. The Pinot is excellent, but their flinty, fresh Chardonnay is the sleeper hit.”⁣

From popular dining, wine and lodging options within the Willamette Valley, to ideal respites along Oregon’s coast, this four-day itinerary is a wonderful reference roadmap for a deliciously memorable trip through our great state.⁣

Our sincere gratitude once again to Forbes and to Amber Gibson for visiting Fairsing Vineyard and sharing an afternoon with us.

Enjoy the full Forbes article: Oregon Road Trip – Portland And Willamette Valley To The People’s Coast

Forbes Contributor: Amber Gibson
Photo Credit: Andrea Johnson⁣ Photography

Honors for the 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir from the Washington Wine Blog

Fairsing Vineyard is honored by the Washington Wine Blog with a 91 rating for our 2018 Rosé of Pinot noir.

This estate wine is intently crafted from Dijon 777 and Pommard selections and is a quintessential summer sipper.  Upon harvest, this Rosé stayed on skins for four hours after destemming and was gently pressed before barrel fermentation in neutral French oak

Beautifully balanced and refreshing, this elegant wine is a versatile food companion. With alcohol of 13.5% and 346 case production, visit our tasting room or shop online to secure bottles for either pickup or shipping.

The Washington Wine Blog included the Fairsing Vineyard 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir in their 2019 Pacific Northwest Rose Report (June 2019) highlighting exceptional new release Rosé wines from the Pacific Northwest.

1859 Oregon’s Magazine Explores Libation Vacations With Fairsing Vineyard

Fairsing Vineyard is proud to be included among diverse establishments featured within “Libation Vacations” in the March/April edition of 1859 Oregon’s Magazine.

“From its expansive view of the Cascades on the horizon to the high praise its wines have won in recent years, Fairsing is one of those lucky spots at the end of the rainbow”

With a focus on experiences combining great wines, quality service, sweeping vistas, and ambience, writers Amira Makansi and Sheila Miller also included industry partners Brick House Vineyards, Dominio IV, and Eyrie Vineyards.

Our thanks to 1859 Oregon’s Magazine for including Fairsing Vineyard. 

Enjoy the full article: 1859 Oregon’s Magazine March/April edition

Accolades for the 2016 Pinot Noir Fairsing from Wine Spectator

Fairsing Vineyard is honored by Wine Spectator’s Tim Fish with the award of 90 Points to the 2016 Pinot noir Fairsing.

This estate wine represents the whole of Fairsing Vineyard’s varied micro-climates, exposures, soils and selections. The 2016 Pinot noir Fairsing is Included among other notable Oregon wines in the January 31 – February 28, 2019 edition.

With alcohol of 14.5% and 1,265 case production, visit our tasting room soon to secure bottles for either pickup or shipping.

Praise for the 2016 Fairsing Vineyard Pinot noir Sullivan

Fairsing Vineyard is pleased to share that our 2016 Pinot noir Sullivan received 92 Points from Wine Spectator’s Tim Fish.

Included among other Oregon wines in the January 31 – February 28, 2019 edition, this estate-grown expression of the southeast blocks of our vineyard is beautifully distinct and incredibly food-friendly. 

With just 413 cases produced, visit our tasting room soon to secure a few bottles for your cellar.