Be a hero to your favorite wine lover this holiday season. The Ultimate Santa Package is a thoughtfully curated case of 6 red wines and 6 white wines that showcases the beauty and diversity of Duck Pond wines. Two bottles of each wine allows for enjoyment of a bottle now, while cellaring the second for another special occasion. This limited package offers complimentary shipping within the Continental United States. Use promo code "santa" to save.*All holiday packages will ship on December 12th, unless otherwise requested. Wines included: 2-2016 ‘St. Jory Vineyard’ Pinot Gris
2-2016 South Salem Hills Pinot Gris
2-2016 Pinot Noir Blanc
2-2016 Gamay Noir
2-2015 ‘Coles Valley Vineyard Pinot Noir
2-2015 ‘Willow Creek Vineyard’ Pinot Noir
After the strong, rich Gamay of 2015, it was hard to believe what came out of the fermenter in 2016 – something even more explosive. Our 2016 Gamay Noir is outstanding, with deep purple color that stains the glass. The nose is enjoyable with notes of cranberry, orange peel and fruit leather. The palate is fleshy, carrying though those flavors from the nose, with additional hints of allspice and vanilla on a soft and round skeleton. This will be a great pairing for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, or simply, a cozy, rainy night by the fireplace. Enjoy immediately, though 2-3 years of thoughtful aging will be rewarded with an even more complex wine.
Our 2016 Skin Ferment Pinot Gris is a wine that showcases the true nature of what Pinot Gris can be outside of the “norm.” Treated in much the same way as our small-lot Pinot Noir, we used 25% whole cluster, destemming the remainder, and fermented on skins for 14 days prior to pressing. The resulting wine has excellent texture and tannin structure, with flavors of strawberry and cherry on the palate, while maintaining the floral aromas of Pinot Gris on the nose. This wine is an extremely interesting and delicious take on Pinot Gris. Bottled unfiltered and unfined.
90 Points: Wine Enthusiast - April 2017 Buying Guide, "It's in remarkably good condition, biscuity and amazingly fresh." - PG
While preparing for harvest, winemaker Trevor discovered something amazing tucked away in our library--tirage boxes filled with bottles of sparkling wine still aging on lees. After a touch of crafting we are releasing this very limited, once-in-a-lifetime sparkling wine. Due to its rarity, no discounts apply and purchases are limited to three bottles per customer.
Due to the limited availability of this item, the maximum order quantity is 3.
2015 ‘Coles Valley Vineyard’ Pinot Noir
2015 ‘St. Jory Vineyard’ Pinot Noir
2015 ‘Willow Creek Vineyard’ Pinot Noir
Three beautifully crafted ‘single vineyard’ Pinot noirs from three of the family vineyards throughout Oregon. Each uniquely expresses the terroir of its vineyard and the 2015 vintage. This package also comes with a complimentary gift box, and is sure to please any Pinot enthusiast on your list. Flat rate ground shipping of $10 available on all our holiday packages. Use promo code "holiday" to save. *All holiday packages will ship on December 12th, unless otherwise requested.
WINE CLUB EXCLUSIVE - Please log into your account to purchase. This limited-production cuvée features a blend of Pinot Noir from our family's Willamette Valley vineyard sites, all harvested during the spectacular 2014 vintage. Soft aromas and flavors of earth, spice and cherry make this a classic Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
1996 XX Sparkling Blanc de Noir Brut
2-Duck Pond Sparkling Wine Flutes
Local Artisan Chocolate
Nothing says, “celebration” like sparkling wine. Our 1996 XX Sparkling Blanc de Noir is a unique 20-year-old sparkling that pleases the palate with soft bubbles, and notes of strawberry, cream, biscuit and toast. This wine was awarded 90 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and is complemented by a logo pine box, two Duck Pond flutes and delicious truffles. Flat rate ground shipping of $10 available on all our holiday packages. Use promo code "holiday" to save. *All holiday packages will ship on December 12th to arrive by Christmas, unless otherwise requested.
2014 was an ideal growing season in the Willamette Valley with long, warm, dry days and very little rain. our 2014 Pinot Noir expresses the terrior of the Willamette Valley with aromas and flavors of cherry, red fruits, spice and minerals. The finish is long and silky smooth.
A WINE CLUB EXCLUSIVE - Please log in to your account to purchase. The warm Umpqua Valley is home to our family's Coles Valley Vineyard site. Warmer than the Willamette Valley, this appellation produces a robust Pinot noir bursting with ripe aromas and flavors and a rich, deep color and structure. This is a great wine for drinking now with assertive foods or cellaring for another five years. Only 217 cases produced.
The 2015 vintage was warm and mild, resulting in fruit with complex flavors, balanced acidity and round tannins. The fruit for this wine was harvested from the best block in the St. Jory Vineyard. It was fermented in small bins for optimum extraction and flavor, followed by 11 months in French Oak. On the nose, the wine has notes of cranberry and candied cherry, spice and vanilla. The palate is firm, yet yielding, providing an excellent pairing for full-bodied dishes. This wine is a wonderful expression of our flagship vineyard in the South Salem Hills. Drink now or cellar 3-5 years for a softer finish.
A Wine Club Exclusive - log into your account to purchase. The fruit for this wine comes from our Willow Creek Vineyard in the South Salem Hills. This single vineyard Pinot noir opens with a nose redolent of cherry pie with vanilla ice cream - sweet and fruity with a hint of spice. The palate is soft, but generous, showing ripe cherry, raspberry, and the softest hint of oak. Enjoy now, or cellar for 3-5 years for a continual beautiful evolution of flavor and texture.
Our Pinot Gris is characterized by its tropical aromas and bright acidity. Flavors and aromas of lemon curd, nectarine, elderflower, grapefruit dominate, finishing crisp and dry. This wine makes an excellent partner to shellfish, sushi and most hors d'oeuvres.
The Duck Pond South Salem Hills Cuvée Pinot Gris is a blend of Pinot gris from the Delaney and Hylo vineyards. Fermented in neutral oak, this white offers a wonderfully round mouthfeel. There is a delicate nose of wet stone and cheese rind that ushers in a palate of golden delicious apple, Anjou pear and quince. This well-balanced and delicious wine from our two highest elevation vineyard sites will be best enjoyed over the next year.
Our 2016 Pinot Noir Blanc is truly a wonderful wine, with many more layers than the average white wine. It is exceptionally complex with notes of candied orange peel, cherry blossom and crushed gravel on the nose – while the palate is incredibly balanced with flavors of lemon curd, tangerine and vanilla bean. Enjoy throughout the summer months, and over the next year with a dill/lemon roasted salmon fillet, sautéed scallops, or a simple summer salad.
2016 was a tremendous growing season throughout Oregon, especially at our Coles Valley Vineyard in the Umpqua Valley. For the second year in a row, early bud break, combined with a moderate and long summer allowed for fruit to fully ripen in this vineyard. Our 2016 Pinot Noir is layered and rich, with a nose of candied cherry, spice and sandalwood. The palate is awash with flavors of ripe Bing cherries, red raspberry and soft vanilla notes. The finish is long and plush, with depth and richness, characteristic of a great vintage. Enjoy this Pinot Noir now with a variety of foods such as Atlantic salmon with dill, or a simple spaghetti dinner. Drink now or cellar for 1-2 years.
Our Coles Valley Vineyard, situated in the Umpqua Valley and surrounding the Coles Valley Church is a truly special site. This blend from 11 different vineyard blocks is an approachable, yet serious introduction to our Coles Valley Vineyard. The soft red color speaks to the delicate nature of this wine, with aromas and flavors of cherry blossom, raspberry and strawberry, with just a hint of sandalwood. The palate is smooth, dancing across the tongue with a spice note on the finish. Bottled unfiltered and unfined.
Our Conservation Cuvée Pinot Noir is crafted using fruit from several of our family's Oregon vineyard sites. This limited-edition wine features the Pallid Bat, one of Oregon's species of greatest conservation need. For each bottle sold, $5 will be donated to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Conservation Program.
A $50 Fries Family Wines gift card, valid for wine, gift shop merchandise or winery events at both Duck Pond Cellars and Desert Wind Winery. It can be redeemed at the winery or online and comes with a gift card envelope ready for giving.
A $25 Fries Family Wines gift card, valid for wine, gift shop merchandise or winery events at both Duck Pond Cellars and Desert Wind Winery. It can be redeemed at the winery or online and comes with a gift card envelope ready for giving.
This golden amber-colored dessert wine is made from frozen late harvest Semillon grapes sourced from our family's Eastern Washington vineyard. Rich flavors of honey, peach jam and pear marmelade finish with a soft, fruity finish. Try a little drizzled over pound cake with berries or paired with your favorite dessert (we recommend creme brulee or ricotta cheesecake). This also makes a nice partner to nuts and soft cheeses.