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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A supple, fruit-forward Chardonnay with aromas and flavors of baked apple, pear and spice. Stainless steel fermentation retained its beautiful bright fruitiness, while three months of sur-lie oak aging added weight and structure without overwhelming the fruit flavors.
Our 2015 Pinot Noir exhibits classic Oregon Pinot Noir aromas and flavors of cherry, red fruits, spice and minerals, with a silky finish. This Pinot is a great choice for everyday meals and pairs especially well with grilled salmon and wild mushroom risotto. Drink now or cellar 3-5 years.
We carefully hand-harvested the entire block, taking the fruit directly off to our estate to be whole-cluster pressed. An extended 40-day fermentation fully captured the beautiful aromatics and enhanced the texture of the wine. As a beneficiary of longer hang time due to its cooler site, this limited bottling showcases the sleeker, subtler side of Pinot Gris – showing citrus and pear notes on the palate, with hints of honeysuckle and white peach on the nose.
Our 2016 'Hylo Vineyard' Rosé of Pinot Noir is a delicious, juicy rosé, with a beautiful pink-red hue, and excellent acidity on the finish. Flavors of strawberry cheesecake and ripe red raspberries permeate both the palate and the nose. Enjoy throughout the summer season!
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.
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.
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.
This limited release vertical of our Conservation Cuvee includes one bottle each of Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3, shipped in a logo gift box. Our inaugural Conservation Cuvee (Lot 1) is only avaiable in this special limited edition vertical. Each bottle features unique artwork, including the Western Meadowlark (Lot 1), the Painted Turtle (Lot 2) and Tufted Puffin (Lot 3). $15 will be donated to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife's Conservation Program for each vertical purchased. Sorry, no discounts available.
A great way to sample Oregon Pinot Noir from three tremendous vintages, this limited-edition vertical includes one bottle each of our 2012, 2013 and 2014 Duck Pond Pinot Noir, shipped in a logo gift box. Explore the subtle differences between vintages from a robust, hearty year (2012) to a lighter, more delicately nuanced vintage (2013). Currently unavailable as single-bottle purchases, this is a great way to try to some Pinot Noir from excellent recent vintages.
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.