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
The name Stangeland is of Norwegian origin and seemed appropriate in 1978 when this small site in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA was first planted by owner Larry D. Miller. The vineyard is on a rocky, south-facing hillside and Miller's older sister, who helped initially in the planting, said, "I think Stangeland means "stoneland" in Norwegian, so it seemed like a good idea to honor their Norwegian grandparents by naming the vineyard after them. When the vineyard was first planted, there only about 25 acres of grapes in the area, which has now grown to well over 2,000 acres.
After 35 years of growing and 22 years of wine production, Stangeland Vineyards is still producing small lots of Pinot Noir (70% of production), and smaller lots of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Tempranillo.
The wines are sold on the winery's website store and through retail distribution.
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