It’s Time to Geek Out to Riesling
To help answer the question, “Is it the land or the hand?,” each year Brooks Winery, Tristaetum Winery, and Chehalem Winery partake in a trade…a riesling trade.
How does it work? In our case, we provide one barrel’s worth of our estate fruit to each of the other two wineries. In turn, they each provide us with one barrel from their vineyards. In the end, we each have three barrels of vineyard-designate wines and each winemaker has at it.
Chris, our winemaker, gets to impart his style upon three very distinct soil types: Basalt (Brooks’ lava), Ocean (Chehalem’s marine soil), and Glacier (Tristaetum’s sedimentary).
The result? Well, you decide! The fun is finding common charactertics in uniquely different wines.