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Grochau Cellars

Grochau Cellars

Popping the cork on a bottle of John Grochau's wine makes me smile. Whatever's going on at the time gets better. His wines are spot-on - whether it's a crisp white, a lush Syrah, or one of his distinctive Pinot noirs, he knows how to make 'em. I buy his wines because not only does he make a good bottle at a good price, he has something original to say, and what he says keeps getting better. - Jean

John Grochau's wines and Portland's hip urban scene - they go together. Grochau makes his wines in a warehouse district industrical space shared with other innovative producers. He makes red wines like Syrah and Tempranillo from up-and-coming vineyards in the Rogue Valley, and Pinot noir, Savignon Blanc and Pinot Blanc from choice sites in the Willamette Valley.

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Grochau Cellars Commuter Cuvee Pinot noir 2013

Solid juice, this dark cherry Pinot is accented by cranberry, orange pekoe tea. A guilt-free bottle to open for your in-la...


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$14.98

$16.65 Regular

Grochau Cellars RED 2010

Here's THE steal of the year in Northwest red blends. RED is one of those under $15 "insider" deals only...


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$14.35

$15.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2010

Purity of fruit reigns here. A scent of raspberry perfume spills out of the glass to accentuate the flavors of fresh berri...


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$21.55

$23.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Dundee Hills 2010

To me the Dundee Hills AVA is all about prettiness and elegance. The wines from this growing region always have a wonderf...


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$26.95

$29.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Eola Amity 2010

Floral and red fruit aromatics of raspberry and cherry preserves, with a hint of pine needles. The palate shows a spectru...


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$27.86

$30.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Zenith Vineyard 2010

Elegant, with rich red cherry flavors and classic Pommard clone round, sweet spice. Made from two south facing blocks of ...


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$32.36

$35.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars Melon de Bourgogne 2012

Aromas of lime, herb, mineral and brine. Flavors include sweet fruit and savory herb with a bright and generous finish. <...


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$16.96

$18.85 Regular

Grochau Cellars "Pearl" White Wine 2012

A blend of Pinot Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne (50-50), the Pearl shows aromas of citrus, camphor and herb and flavors of c...


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$16.96

$18.85 Regular

Grochau Cellars Syrah Rogue Valley 09

The 09 vintage is a blend of three Rogue Valley Vineyards: Meadowlark Hill, Paradox and Upper Five. All three sit above 2,...


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$19.30

$21.45 Regular

Guild Winemakers Columbia Valley Red Wine 2010

"A southern Rhône-style mix of syrah, mourvedre and counoise, this easy-drinking red has notes of cherry candy, graphite...


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$14.18

$15.75 Regular

Guild Winemakers Willamette Valley White 2012

"This crisp, clean every-night white is bright and refreshing, with notes of flowers, pears and cucumber. Drink it alongsi...


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$12.20

$13.55 Regular

Grochau Cellars "Matador" Red Blend 09

The “Matador” is a blend that came to mind when the Upper Five Vineyard planted its first Grenache vines. Many people know...


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$27.86

$30.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars Pinot Blanc 2013

A crisp, refreshing white wine to sip on the back porch on a hot, summer evening....


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$14.18

$15.75 Regular

Grochau Cellars Tinto 2011

Tinto is a blend of Syrah and Tempranillo.

The rich, brightly flavored red fruit of Tempranillo provides a strong bac...


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$16.16

$17.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars Rose of Pinot noir 2013

This is my favorite Pinot noir Rose of 2011. Strawberry and raspberry flavors are made creamier by neutral barrel aging, w...


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$15.25

$16.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Cuvee Des Amis 09

Rich, big Pinot. Very ripe, unusually full bodied for the vintage. A blend of cuvees from Vidon, Monks Gate, Anderson Fa...


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$32.36

$35.95 Regular

More About Grochau Cellars

Grochau Cellars

What you want to know about John Grochau and his wines:

- Winery Founded - 2002

- What John makes - Pinot noirs from Willamette vineyards, Tempranillo and Syrah from Oregon's Rogue Valley fruit, and for white wines, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Blanc. Known for "Commuter"

-Best known for - The ultimate Portlandia winery. Foodie nirvana, under $20 wines you can just grab as soon as you see they're from him. Cult-like following among Portland residents. Bike wine.

-Best Wines - Under $20: "Commuter" Pinot noir, Grochau Cellars "Red", the "Pink", "Tinto" red blend. Pinots: For drinking right now - Commuter and Willamette Valley Pinots. Pinot for foodies - Cuvee Des Amis. For cellaring and special occasions - Dundee Hills, Eola Amity.

Grochau makes wine for foodies - he worked at Portland's landmark Higgins Restaurant for 13 years. The bulk of his wine disappears into the cellars of some of Portland's top eateries - the rest sells out to a loyal customer following in the city and surrounds.

Before starting his winery, John worked at several California wineries. He moved back to Oregon in 2000 to work at Erath. In 2001, he moved to Brick House, where he worked with the iconic Doug Tunnell as assistant winemaker.

 

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