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Hazelfern Cellars 2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir

How do you turn on the tractor?

The hype couldn’t possibly be true: Winemakers raving about their wines. Media gushing about their Pinterest-worthy barn-turned-tasting-room. Friends telling me that I just had to check out Hazelfern.

And you know what? It’s all true. And even more so, you’ll be immediately charmed by Bryan and Laura Laing. For eight years, they had been making wine in the basement of their Northeast Portland home, right there on Hazelfern Place, five gallons at a time.

In 2014, after a “quarter-life crisis”, they picked up their two daughters and a ping-pong table and moved to a farm outside Newberg. Two city kids, five acres, a horse barn, and a tractor they didn’t know how to use.

Today, they’re rising stars in Oregon wine – and farmers in the truest sense of the word. Their daughters have collected a menagerie of dogs, cats, and chickens. The horse barn is indeed Pinterest-worthy, and the wines… well, they’re extraordinary. Their joy, their hard work, and their awesome sense of humor about it all just sings with everything they do.

Hazelfern Cellars

Cellar 503 Tasting Notes

Hazelfern Cellars, Newberg, Oregon
2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Wait, a rosé in winter? That’s right – this beautiful rosé is perfect right now.

I drink rosé every month of the year – such a food friendly wine with typically lower alcohol, it makes for a great staple in our house. I especially love rosé with Thanksgiving – the wonderful acidity cuts through the butter and cream in your holiday dishes and will please red wine lovers and white wine lovers alike.

The Pinot Noir grapes were picked intentionally for this wine, and are aged in stainless steel and neutral French oak for 10 months.
Hazelfern wines are always intended to be enjoyed with food, and this rosé is no exception. You’ll enjoy aromas of white peaches, nectarines, persimmons alongside the perfect balance of fruit, acid, and minerality.

A Cellar 503 selection in November 2022, Thanksgiving Wines Willamette Valley | Pinot Noir