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.
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.
91 Points: Wine Enthusiast. 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.
90 Points: Wine Enthusiast. 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.
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 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.
Summer Picnic in the Vineyard
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Enjoy a late summer afternoon in the heart of our picturesque St. Jory Vineyard in the South Salem Hills. We’ll be offering a tour of the vineyard along with a catered picnic lunch from Wild Pear. The large pond on the vineyard edge is stocked with fish, so bring your fishing pole (ODFW fishing license required to fish) or swimsuit and enjoy the cool water as you escape from the summer heat. This family-friendly event will also feature a hayride and lawn games for all those young at heart. Bring your camping chairs, lawn blankets, beach towels and sunscreen, because this day is all about relaxing in a beautiful vineyard setting.
A glass of delicious Duck Pond wine will be provided upon arrival to those 21 years and older, with additional wine available for purchase.
$25/person and reservations are required.
Once reserved we’ll send you lunch options and directions to the vineyards.
Tickets will not be mailed, you'll be added to our guest list and sent a confirmation email. Please select WILL CALL for your shipping method.
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.