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Grochau Cellars is the creation of John Grochau and his wife Kerri.  John is an "old hand" at the Willamette Valley game, having worked his way up from the ground floor at Erath Winery, followed by four years as Doug Tunnel's assistant at Brick House wines.

John & Kerri founded Grocheau Cellars in 2002 with the goal of crafting wines that are true to type and expressive of the Oregon terroir they've come to love.  They use only grapes grown with minimal intervention- organic when possible, sustainable, environmentally sensitive practices elsewhere.  The wines are made with minimal handling to allow the fruit and the terroir to shine through.





Besadien Pinot Noir

A wine created by John Grochau at Grochau Cellars

VARIETAL: Dundee Hills & Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir

MAKER: John Grochau

VINIFICATION: Fermented in open top fermenters with both manual punch downs and pump overs used for cap management.

AGING: 14 months in 40% new French oak

TASTING NOTES: Aromas of dark cherry and red raspberry with vanilla, cedar and notes of black tea. The palate is bright, rich and highly textured with assertive black cherry, cola, cocoa and raspberry flavors that continue on the finish. 

PRODUCTION: 500 cases annually