David Hill 6000 B.C. 2021, Tualatin Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

60% Pinot Gris,30% Gewurztraminer, 10% Riesling. Fermented and aged in amphorae. Vine;yard: Dry farmed, Laurelwood Spoil. With aromas of bright orange, white pepper, and a pinch of cardamom, this orange wine is perfect for fall. The palate is of refined tension with flavors of mouth-watering citrus, finishing with a chalky subtle bitterness of orange rind, and soft tannin structure. In the Vineyard: In 2021 the blooming season started rainy for most of the Willamette Valley and Tualatin Hills. Fortunately, David Hill’s vines bloomed later, resulting in abundant yields at harvest time. The overall temperatures for the season were warm, but even with the heat spikes in the summer, it did not affect the vines or spike the sugar content. In fact, the dry heat of the growing season allowed for intentional hanging times for many of our varietals. The conditions of this vintage haVE created wines with complex flavors and aromas, making 2021 one of our favorite vintages in the last few years. In the Winery: The earthenware Qvevri wine vessels discovered in the Republic of Georgia can be traced back as far as 6000 B.C. These ancient vessels & the method of fermenting white grapes with their skins inspires us to produce this wine.