Wooldridge Creek Vineyard & Winery 2013 Gewürztraminer
The power of a partnership
For years, Wooldridge Creek vineyard managers Ted and Mary Warrick had been content to sell their grapes to winemakers all over Oregon.
But then they met Greg and Kara Paneitz.
Greg and Kara met while studying enology at Fresno State. With his background in chemical engineering and education in France and her background in food and marketing within the California wine industry, they were a perfect match.
A love of Southern France’s winemaking style and a passion for making high-quality, small-lot wine brought Greg and Kara to Southern Oregon in 2002. They spent several years buying grapes and making their own wines at rented locations when they fell in love with Wooldridge Creek Vineyard.
It took some convincing, but Greg and Kara convinced Ted and Mary to partner with them to make the first Wooldridge Creek estate wines. And the power of their partnership is evident in every bottle.
Cellar 503 Tasting Notes
Wooldridge Creek Vineyard & Winery, Grants Pass, Oregon
Gewürztraminer is a tricky grape.
At its core, it is an aromatic wine grape variety with a huge range in styles. Most people automatically assume that it will be a sticky, sweet overly-floral wine without much character. And while there’s plenty of that out there, many of the greatest, longest-aging white wines in the world are made with Gewürztraminer grapes.
This 2013 Gewürztraminer is the first Gewürztraminer that’s ever made the Cellar 503 cut and it is a special one! It has notes of spiced, poached pear and lemon cream pie with a clean mineral finish that is perfect for these lingering hot days of summer.