Our Winemaking Style
Joe is always searching for an opportunity to be creative as a winemaker.
J. Wright, Vintner focuses on intriguing small lots and showcases the differences in Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays based solely on soil, micro-climate and elevation i.e. terroir. Joe creates his wine with a vineyard focus – rather than a winery inputs – mentality.
J. Wright, Vintner Pinot Noirs feature bright, copious fruit and balanced oak influence while the Chardonnay and White Pinot Noir have subtle oak influence with bright fruit expressions.
Our Strong Wine Community
J. Wright, Vintner works closely with other winemakers and vineyards across Oregon.
We talk wine, soil, grapes and adventures while relaxing at backyard BBQs and summer celebrations, sharing glasses of wine and beautiful regional food. Oregon’s tightly knit wine community makes our wines the beautiful creations that they are.
Left Coast Estate – Van Duzer AVA
The Left Coast Estate sits on Jurassic era marine sedimentary soils. This shallow soil is composed of fractured siltstone, which contains seashells and fossils that show evidence of it’s oceanic past.
Left Coast is within the newly created Van Duzer Corridor AVA which is known for its high wind flow coming off the Pacific Ocean and large diurnal temperature shifts between day and night. The resulting wines maintain a lively acidity with complex structure, earthly aromatics and a gentle note of minerality.
Le Cadeau Black Hole Vineyard – Chehalem Mountains AVA
Located in the Chehalem Mountains AVA at 700-foot elevation, Black Hole Vineyard is planted to Dijon clone 777 and Pommard. The sloped Witzel soil plantings offer notes of baked plum, pencil lead, forest floor and mushroom.
Black Hole gets its name from being a large project initially, a challenging vineyard to maintain. That hard work paid off: the site now produces beautiful fruit.
Back in 1977, when Deb and Tom Mortimer first discovered the uncultivated land that would become the Le Cadeau Black Hole Vineyard, they knew instantly that it was an excellent site to grow Pinot Noir.