At Patton Valley, they have an affinity for wines that express a sense of place. While their focus has always been the production of polished, estate-grown wines, they believe there is also value in showcasing the larger picture of the Willamette Valley. This four-vineyard blend has all the hallmarks of their typical production—small lot fermentation, wild yeast, basket pressed fruit, barrel aged, unfined and unfiltered,—presented in the broader context of this remarkable winegrowing region. With half of the fruit coming from their estate, they see this bottling as the perfect interplay of the micro and macro ecosystems that help sustain them.
Patton Valley has been a LIVE certified, sustainable winery since 2007. In addition to their low input and low impact farming practices, they believe that every component of their production should support their land ethic. Accordingly, they carefully select their packaging to avoid unnecessary ecological costs: their glass is sourced from Northwest producers (rather than the more common international purveyors), their bottle closures have been 100% screwcap since 2007, and for this wine—the largest bottling in their portfolio—they utilized recycled cardstock for the labels.