Postcards from the Winery:
Our Wines: Exploring our wines, like exploring Southern Oregon, allows a person to enjoy the flavors and depth our region offers.
Our Labels: Each of our wines labels, like a postcard, focuses on a beautiful location in the Upper Rogue Region of Southern Oregon. The back of the label, tells the story of the front label and the wine.
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Current Vintage Wines
2011 has produced some of our most fruit forward and highly aromatic white wines and spicy red wines. Immediately upon release a number of these wines have won medals at the 2012 Wine Festivals through out the state.
Bright fruit, an explosion of aromatic flowers on the nose, and a soft dry finish.....I though our 2009 was epic, but this 2011 is such a lovely and friendly dry wine. It pairs incredibly with food. I, Mary love it cold, Steve prefers it warm, either way the fruit is bright and flavorful.
Label: Waldo, our Eagle Point Vineyards resident barn owl lived in the tree next to our house and porch. Everyday, he would simply look down on us, and showed no fear towards us crazy humans. He or she, moved into the barn later and did what mating barn owls do.
Silver Medal: McMinnville SIP 2012
Bronze Medal: Newport Seafood & Wine 2012
2011 Candy in a Bottle
Candy in a Bottle, describes the sweetness, and delicious sensations that will be experienced in every sip of this 2011 Chardonnay. The Vineyard experienced Noble Rot during the fall, which makes this wine a rare, elegant and fun treat.
Sweet concetnrated layers of tropical fruit with a long carmel and honey finish characterizes this decadent treat. This wine will be great with pears, apples or simply poured on ice cream.
Bronze: 2012 Portland Seafood & Wine Festival
Silver: 2012 Portland Spring Beer & Wine Festival
White Grenache 2012
Wine: flavors of sweet ripe straberries with a long crisp citrus finish is showcased in our 2011 White Grenache. This jeweled wine pairs well with a wide array of foods; from grilled chicken, vegetables and fish to Mexican, Asian and Indian entrees. Picked in early November and in the bottle by second week in December 2011.
Label: Frozen Thistles from our Vineyard Pond in Eagle Point
Fun fact about this wine: The fruit for this 2011 wine came from the "Historic Wood House" Vineyard in Eagle Point. This was the first harvest from this young beautiful vineyard.
Medals: Peoples Choice 1st place: Battle of Bones 2013
2013 Silver Medal won at Portland Spring Beer & Wine Festival
First year of production: 2006
Each year we have ran out of this wine by late summer.
2012 Pinot Gris
Bright fruit, lovely mouth feel, and a touch of sweetness, makes this wine perfect to share between a dry wine lover and semi sweet wine lover.
Label: Like a great masted, sailing ship, mystically disappearing and emerging from visibility, the Phantom Ship of Crater Lake can ve viewed from the southern cliffs of the lake. The ship is just the tip of a sizable jagged ridge that was the original cone that formed the volcano. The ship stands 163 feet tall above the lake and is over 300 feet long. The rocks of the ship are considered the oldest at the lake dating to 1 1/2 million years old
2013 McMinnville SIP wine festival: Silver Medal
2013 Portland Spring Beer and Wine Festival: Silver Medal
2010 Vintage Wines
Wine: Our Chardonnay erupts with flavors of apple and pear followed by subtle vanilla tones.
Label: Over 7,700 years agoa Mt Mazama which stood 12,000 feet tall, violently erupted. Out of the devastation, Crater Lake formed into the 7th deepest lake (1,932 feet) in the world. This beautiful lake is Oregon's only national park and an easy drive from our winery and vineyard.
Medals: Bronze: Portland Seafood & Wine Festival
2010 Riesling: Sweet
This sweet, elegant Riesling displays flavors of seville orange, apple and dried apricot, followed by a satisfying long finish. Pair this wine with spicy foods, or simply enjoy by the glass.
Label: Eagle Point Vineyard's Pond. During a December night years agao, a frost converted our fields, vineyard and home into a winter wonderland.
Medal: People Choice 2nd place: Battle of Bones 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Wine: With deep alluring vanilla aromas, and hints of mocha, one's initial impression of this wine speaks to a bowl of cherries. Soft tannins, good body and a chocolate covered cherry flavor contribute to a delightful finish
Label: Mt McLoughlin is the majestic volcano towering about the eastern rim of the Rogue Valley. This picture was taken outside the backdoor of our home. This mountain provides a heavenly "gage" for local gardeners. As the snow melts, a dancing Angel appears above the tree line. This Angel signifies a safe time to plant one's garden. Can you see her dancing in the glory of this spring morning: When the snow melts and the Angel's legs disappear, an Eagle is displayed signifying the arrival of the salmon in the local river and streams.
Look carefully in this picture, when I took the picture I was focusing on the cloud that looked like a volcano plume....but look in the sky, there is a perfect reflection of the mountain and the cloud.
2009 Vintage Wines
2009 Hand Destemmed Merlot
The 2009 Merlot was cluster selected and picked by the winemakers hand. Upon arrival in the winery, each cluster was meticulously hand de-stemmed. This hand de-stemming assured the absence of stems, and kept the berries intact preserving the freshness and beauty of the grape.
Our Merlot shows dark black and purple colors with rich blackberries, blueberries flavors leaving a bouquet of truffles to fill the mouth. This berry by berry treatment created a Merlot that is as soft as cashmere and tannins that melt on the palette.
Label: The bull Elk and his herd enjoyed visiting our Eagle Point, Oregon Vineyard during the fall harvest. They lived with us during "deer hunting" season and disappeard the night before "elk hunting" season openned. How did they know!
2009 Merlot Cluster Select
During 2009, as Steve and I picked Merlot, we cluster select the grapes marrying the fruit to be processed together from picking to barrel to bottle. A portion of these grapes were designated for our "hand destemmed" grouping. This wine was processed with a mechanical de-stemmer and is very fun to compare with it's hand-desteemed counterpart.
Wine: Our 2009 Grenache greets with dark ruby colors, aromas of bay leaf and red raspberry fruit, a lively, and a lush mouth feel. This wine was crafted in old world french style. This wine pairs beautifully with an array of foods including ham, turkey, beef, and game.
Label: Lonsome Hickory Tree: In 1866, Mary Louisa Black planted this beautiful Shagbark hickory near her Upper Rogue home with nuts she carried from Missouri on the Oregon Trail. During her journey of 1865, Mary planted nuts of which two grew into trees that exist today. This historic and Oregon Heritage Tree is located just south of Shady Cove, Oregon on Highway 62.
2013 Portland Seafood and Wine Festival Bronze
2008 Vintage Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008: Barrel Select
Wine: Hand picked, carefully selected clusters and fermented in small open vats, our Cabernet Sauvignon was hand plunged to extract deep ruby colors and tannins. This barrel select Cabernet Sauvignon delivers layers of currant, anise spice, and black licorice. Oak delivers flavors of beautiful mocha toffee and vanilla enhancing the firm tannins and providing structure and balance to this elegant bodied wine. The grapes for this wine came from Crater Lake Cellars estate vineyard: Eagle Point Vineyards.
Label: During an early morning August lightning storm, the Lonesome Complex fire began east of the town of Prospect, Oregon. As with all local forest fires, smoke filled the Rogue Valley, but did reward us with beautiful, dramatic sunsets. This picture was taken above the Pinot Blanc vineyard at Eagle Point Vineyards.
Non Vintage Wines
Our Winter Rose if a wonderful "dinner sweet" rose'. Soft, fruity with floral notes and a touch of spice, this wine will complement spicy foods, cheese and fruit.
Label: The first hard frost of the winter took our Rose's by surprise. This beautiful pink bud was frozen with a kiss of winter crystals.
Wine: Our lovely Merlot has a soft nose of plum and black berry fruit with oak and spice accents. Fruit forward flavors of blueberry with hints of vanilla and smoke dance on the palate.
Label: The extreme blues and volcanic formations of Crater Lake can best be experienced by venturing to the water's edge and enjoying the boat tour. This two hour ranger lead tour is well worth the 700 foot elevation hike down. In 1865 , Annie Gains ventured down the caldera and became the first white women to hike to the water's edge. A number of springs and creeks in the region are named after Annie. Fish are not native to the lake but Rainbow and Kokanee salmon which were planted between 1888 and 1941 still exist for one's fishing pleasure.
Wood House White Wine
The original Wood House White told the story of the old homestead including the history and plight of the house and how it was doomed unless the community or someone was able to purchase the land. The first label helped bring together a wonderful couple who purchased the land, providing a safe and long term location for the home.
Fire House #4 Red Wine
Wine: Our Firehouse #4 is a combination of lovely red and black fruit, a light pepper spiciness, accent with smooth tannins and acidity.
Label: The picture focuses on the original district #4, 1956 leather fireman's helmet. Our Fire house red is dedicated to the Men and Women that protect our rural community. Each bottle of the firehouse red sold represents a donation towards the fire hall's needs and programs.
Merlot Recioto: 2005
Wine: Recioto is an Italian wine making style that dates back to the Ancient Greeks. The grapes are dried prior to fermentation. This dehydration results in a concentraion of the grape sugars. The dry, sweet quality creates an intense elegant after dinner wine. This wine pairs incredibly with dark bitter chocolate and rich dark chocolate desserts.
Label: The label shows a beautiful display of Merlot grapes and leaves from our Eagle Point Vineyard.