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 5-10 years.
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 5-10 years for a softer finish.
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 5-10 years for a continual beautiful evolution of flavor and texture.
Wine Club Exclusive. The 777 clone of Pinot Noir was chosen for this wine to showcase the unique qualities of a single vineyard Pinot Noir from our Coles Valley Vineyard in the Umpqua Valley. It exhibits both power and elegance with aromas and flavors of bright cherry and spice. The palate is lush with each sip being a cascade of of flavor.
To the eye, this rosé is a beautiful cherry blossom pink. The nose is extremely floral, the palate replete with Montmorency cherry, strawberry and citrus notes, finishing crisp. Drink now or through the summer season.
This wine was barrel fermented in neutral oak and opens with a nose of orange blossom and hibiscus flower. The palate is round with notes of lemon zest, tangerine, white peach and vanilla bean, and finishes with crisp acidity. Enjoy now or through the next year.
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.
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.
This is the inaugural vintage of our Dundee Hills Reserve Pinot Noir. The wine is a barrel selection from five our of 1.5 ton lots which grow four clones of Pinot noir on the Duck Pond Estate Vineyard. The nose and palate are filled with fresh cherry, red plum and raspberry, framed by bright acidity and elegant tannin.
Our Volcanic Cuvée pays homage to the dominant soils throughout the best vineyards in the Willamette Valley - the volcanic Jory and Nekia soil series. This full-bodied and supple wine has notes of ripe blackberry, blueberry and cherry with spice on the long finish. Enjoyable now, but will continue to evolve over the next five 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.
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.
Our Conservation Cuvée Pinot Noir - Lot 5 is a partnership between Duck Pond Cellars and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. With each bottle sold, $5 will be donated directly to ODFW to assist with their conservation programs. The wine is delicate, but not without ample notes of cherry blossom, red raspberry, strawberry and hints of sandalwood.
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.
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.
The fruit for this wine was hand harvested and the whole clusters gently pressed, resulting in a wine that is rich and lush. Ripe tropical flavors permeate the nose, with a palate showing more traditional flavors of Honeycrisp apple, and quince. Full-flavored, but well balanced, this wine will pair with an assortment of spring and summer fare.
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.
Using fruit from all three of our Pinot Gris producing vineyards in the South Salem Hills, this blend is a tasty combination of stainless steel fermented ‘St. Jory Vineyard’ Pinot Gris, and barrel fermented ‘Delaney Vineyard’ and ‘Hylo Vineyard’ Pinot Gris. The two methods of fermentation led to a complex Pinot Gris, with floral aromatics and a deeply textured palate that showcases notes of white peach, ripe melon and lemon zest.
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.
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.
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.
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.