Last month, we moved to the Pacific Northwest. We’re here to pursue a longtime dream: making exquisite, food-friendly sparkling wines to showcase the unique character of Oregon’s winegrowing regions. We’re calling our new venture Perseid Wines.
Our first harvest in Oregon is officially underway. We just brought in one ton of pinot noir from Momtazi Vineyard, which will undergo five days of carbonic maceration before being pressed into barrels for fermentation. Grapes from five additional growers (Cattrall Brothers, Winter’s Hill, Namaste, Yamhill Springs, and Sienna Ridge) will come in over the next few weeks.
And why did we choose Oregon? Well, Portland is Jeanne’s hometown. On top of that, we believe that the Willamette Valley’s unique terroir—distinctive soils, warm days and cool nights, marine influence in certain vineyards—make it the best place in the US to grow grapes for bubbles.
We couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure. Our first wines won’t be ready for release until 2020—but if you’re interested in joining us on this journey, please sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (@perseidwines).
Much more news to come.
Jeanne + Dan