One of our winemaker spotlights, Swick Wines, for this springs Supernatural wine collection.
Winemaker Joe Swick works only with organically farmed vineyards, most certified, from unique locations across Oregon and Washington. We are proud to showcase three of Joe's new releases. 2020 saw wildfires up and down the West Coast, especially close to harvest when grapes can be the most vulnerable to the effects of smoke taint. Many winemakers either didn't make wine or were forced to get creative and find ways to mitigate smoke taint with their 2020 vintages. Joe wanted to support his growers and picking crew, many of who also saw unexpected losses of crops and income, and he purchased all the fruit he had committed to and even some that other wineries passed on! We are excited about his new lineup, which includes more pet nat, piquette, and direct press white wine from some of our favorite sites. The three wines in this pack represent the many styles made by Joe in 2020.
2020 Pet Natch | Columbia Valley Sparkling Wine
50% Graciano, 25% Cinsault, 25% Pinot Gris
2020 Marsanne | Willamette Valley, Oregon
2020 Semillon | Willamette Valley, Oregon
More about Joe: Joe Swick is a 5th generation Oregonian, born and raised in Portland. He got into the wine business working as a shipping/receiving clerk at a specialty organic food store in Portland, where he was able to taste a lot of different wines and meet a lot of Oregonian winemakers. He worked his first harvest in 2003 in Oregon, and from 2003 to 2012, he worked 15 different harvests, traveling all over the world as far as Tasmania, France, Portugal, California, and Italy. Joe returned to Oregon in 2013 to start Swick Wines in the Willamette Valley.