Taste and Learn. Three Northwest Explorers. Three Northwest Vineyards.
There was a time when “Oregon Country” meant the entire Pacific Northwest. Running north from the border of California, and taking in what is now Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia, “The Northwest” was one vast contiguous territory. As a wine region, it still is. Wine grapes, after all, know no borders. Lady Hill Proprietor Jerry Owen is the fifth generation to farm this land. The characters for whom these wines are named are real people, real explorers who settled in this area. Our story begins where theirs leaves off. The Lady Hill’s Vineyard Explorer Wine Gift-Set includes:
2014 Cuvée Marie Dorion
Tapteil Vineyard, Columbia Valley
Marie Dorion, a Native American of the Iowa Tribe, was the only female member of an overland expedition, to establish a fur trading post at the mouth of the Columbia River. Marie settled on a farm on the French Prairie, in the same area Lady Hill calls home. We pay homage by labeling our Cuvée Marie Dorion in her name under the Lady Hill brand. Flavor Profile: Dried plum, fig, tobacco leaf, blackberry liqueur and lingering Red Mountain tannins.
2014 Cuvée Elfrieda Zorn
Red Willow Vineyard, Columbia Valley
Elfrieda and Henry Zorn met and fell in love in the hop fields of Champoeg in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Working alongside one another, they discovered they shared many things; a birth date of May 1st, 1880 included. Above all, Elfreida practiced a fierce yet tender love for Henry and her children. We memorialize her with the Lady Hill Elfrieda Zorn Cuvée. Flavor Profile: Black cherry and plum jelly, Herbes de Provence and tobacco. The rich texture is balanced with fine, talc-like tannins that mingle with a vibrant, juicy acidity.
2014 Cuvée Etienne Lucier
Slide Mountain Vineyard, Columbia Valley
Etienne Lucier was a French-Canadian fur trader with ties to both The Pacific Fur Company and The Hudson Bay Company. He is known as the first farmer of European decent in Oregon and established a prosperous farm a "stone's throw" from Lady Hill Winery. In honor of pioneer Etienne Lucier, we are happy to present this Bordeaux blend.
Flavor Profile: Layered with tart red berries and sweet barrel spice you’ll find savory hints of olive and mint alongside cocoa and tobacco leaf. The tannins are chalky with a clean minerality throughout the finish.
The Lady Hill’s Vineyard Explorer Wine Gift-Set is $98 plus tax (Save $47!) Early birds enjoy a stress-less season and free ground shipping when you order your gift-sets before November 30th. Buy online, visit us at Columban Hall or contact one of our helpful elves at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 678-1240.