In 2012 we were fortunate to join forces with Robert Brittan, a leader in the international wine industry, to produce world-class Pinot noir and Chardonnay for Fairsing Vineyard. Robert has crafted wines for Far Niente Winery, St. Andrews Vineyard and Stags’ Leap Winery. He has also served as a viticulture and winemaking consultant for projects in Oregon, New York, Texas, British Columbia and France.
In 2004 Robert left Stags’ Leap to pursue a lifelong dream of making cool climate Pinot noir and Syrah from unique sites. In December of 2004 he purchased a large site in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he grows Pinot noir and Syrah for his own label, Brittan Vineyards. Robert also acts as a winemaker for a few select vineyards, combining more than 30 years of winemaking and viticultural experience, and an undying passion for balanced, elegant wines that express a unique sense of place.
Clover, both Crimson and Shamrock, has been valued through the ages as both a symbol of good fortune and as a highly nutritive ground cover.
Every spring, beautiful crimson clover blankets Oregon’s Willamette Valley, simultaneously rejuvenating the soil with nitrogen while heralding the arrival of another growing season.
The Crimson Clover and Shamrock illustrations used on the Fairsing Vineyard labels were first printed in 1565 and 1579 in Pietro Mattioli’s “Commentaries”.