Philippe Girardet was born and raised in Switzerland near the headwaters of the Rhone, a French-speaking region where winemaking is a centuries old tradition. Philippe worked on his uncle’s vineyard in Switzerland where he discovered his passion for wine. It was a vacation to Oregon in the 1960’s that lead Philippe to discover the lush Umpqua Valley and the future home of Girardet Wine Cellars. The winery has since established a reputation for its collection of wines, producing award-winning Baco Noir, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and others. Second generation Winemaker, Marc Girardet, was schooled by his father Philippe in learning the art of wine making and continues the family tradition.
14 VinesSustainably Farmed; Blend of 14 different varietals based on Pinot Noir and Merlot, stainless fermentation and 30% New Hungarian Oak aging; smoky and meaty aromas give way to luscious raspberry and cherry fruit followed by toasted walnuts and smoky vanilla spice; silky texture; medium bodied [year 2007]
Cabernet SauvignonSustainably Farmed; A ripe, fruit-driven style with notes of black cherry, boysenberry, and dark plum interlaced with subtle earth tones, mocha, and vanilla spice; silky texture; medium/full bodied [year 2005]
ChardonnayA beautiful expression of Oregon Chardonnay. Notes of baked apple, pineapple and minerality. Smooth and silky with a hint of smoke and vanilla. Aged in French, American and Hungarian oak but not overpowering like many West Coast Chardonnays. [year 2009]
Aromas of juicy blackberries and dark roasted coffee. Flavors of plum and blueberry, finishing with toasted vanilla and chocolate. A very unique and intriguing varietal, for most it is love at first sip!
Gewurztraniner Frost Bite (Ice Wine)
The freezing process captures and concentrates the essence and flavors of the grape, resulting in this delightfully sweet, rich-bodied nectar.
Tropical aroma. Flavors of honeydew and pear, with a finish of apricot and sweet almond.