VOLUME 9, ISSUE 46
August 25, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Charles Heintz Vineyards: Getting to Know Winegrower Charlie Heintz and the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from His Very Special Vineyard Lucienne: Very Special Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands Formaglini Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted Wines A New Wave of Outstanding Print Wine Magazines Pinot Briefs Winemaker Up Close & Personal Paul Clifton, Director of Winemaking, Hahn Estates
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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