From my first sip of Burgundy, there was no turning back. Old World wines are what I have always loved to drink. And since starting J. Christopher Wines in 1996, that’s the style of wine I’ve worked to make here in the New World. We follow biodynamic principles, and all of our wines are handcrafted in small lots, with fruit sourced from some of the best vineyards in Oregon. Our specialties are Pinot Noir made in the traditional style of Burgundy, and Sauvignon Blanc modeled after the great wines of Sancerre.
In 2010, we cemented our bond with the Old World by forming a partnership with famed German winemaker Ernst Loosen. Ernie and I have a longtime friendship based partly on the fact that we are both Pinot freaks. Working together to produce Pinot Noirs that combined Old World and New World ideas just seemed like a natural. Together, we’ve purchased a beautiful 40-acre property on Chehalem Mountain in Newberg, Oregon. This is the home of the new J. Christopher winery — which is still under construction, but is already very cool, and very green — and the Appassionata vineyard — our first estate vineyard.
These are exciting times at J. Christopher. Ernie brings amazing energy, knowledge and support to what we’re doing, and new people all over the world are discovering our wines. I’m glad you’ve discovered them, too.
So what’s next for us? Join the J. Cru and stay tuned.
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