VOLUME 9, ISSUE 40
April 17, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker & Winegrower Ted Lemon Celebrates 20 Years of Littorai, 30 Years of Winemaking Clos de la Tech Ceja Vineyards: Inspiring Preserverance Leads to Success Newest Bacigalupi Wines Truly Honor a Legacy Adventures on the Pinot Trail: In Pursuit of Balance 2014 Rivers Marie: Back on Track in 2012 E16 Pinot Noir: A Pleasant Surprise Recent Sips of Chardonnay Recent Sips of Other Interesting Whites Recent Sips of Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs Alquimie: “The Drinks Are On Us” Harvest Down Under
Ortman Family Vineyards
This label is led by the father-and-son winemaking team of Chuck and Matt Ortman (Chuck Ortman was the long time winemaker at Meridian). Located in the San Luis Obispo Appellation, they source Pinot Noir from Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills and the Willamette Valley.
Chuck Ortman began his winemaking career in the Napa Valley in the late 1960s and is regarded as a California winemaking legend. He was one of California's first winemakers to demonstrate the benefits of barrel fermenting Chardonnay, and his success with the varietal led to the title, "Mr. Chardonnay." Chuck later founded Meridian Vineyards in Paso Robles. Ortman Family Vineyards was launched in 2001.
The winery developed financial hardship and closed in 2011.
Articles About Ortman Family Vineyards
2004 Ortman Family Vineyards Fiddlestix Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
$34. · The red fruit aromas are pleasing, and the raspberry jam flavors are a bit lean, but satisfying. Reviewed July 23, 2007 ARTICLE »
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