VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
Barrel Fence Cellars
Pinot Noir from a vineyard in Dundee Hills, Oregon and Central Otago, New Zealand. In 2003, Herb and Eleanor Sims came across a 10-acre parcel on Worden Hill Road in the heart of the Dundee Hills, 7.5 acres of which had been planted to Pinot Noir in 2000. Neighboring operations includ Dick Erath's Prince Hill Vineyard, Maresh Vineyard, and Winderlea and Ana vineyards. Now called the Sims Estate Vineyard, the plot has clones 667, 777, 115, and Pommard.
The name Barrel Fence Cellars comes from the striking fence on their Dundee Hills property fashioned out of oak barrels. Combined production from both sources is about 300 cases. All the New Zealand Pinot Noir is being shipped to Oregon for sale.
A tasting room is open at 8880 Worden Hill Road in Dundee Friday-Sunday 11:00-5:00 (May-December).
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