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Grochau Cellars

Grochau Cellars

John Grochau's wines are like his personality: understated. wines and Portland's hip urban scene - they go together. Grochau makes his wines in the Eola-Amity Hills at Bjornson Vineyard. He makes red 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 such as Anderson Family, Bjornson, and Zenith.

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Grochau Cellars Commuter Cuvee Pinot noir 2014

Solid juice! Filled with tasty black cherry , it's a guilt-free bottle to open for your in-laws that you actually ...


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$16.16

$17.95 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 2011

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 2011

A very pretty wine, from Anderson Family Vineyard in the Dundee Hills.

To me the Dundee Hills AVA is all about pretti...


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$29.66

$32.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Eola Amity 2011

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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$29.66

$32.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Zenith Vineyard 2011

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


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$29.66

$32.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars Melon de Bourgogne 2013

Aromas of lime, herbs, and minerals. Refreshing and crisp.

90 cases made....


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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 2012

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 2014

One my favorite Pinot noir Roses. Strawberry and raspberry flavors are made creamier by neutral barrel aging, with a juic...


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$16.16

$17.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Cuvee Des Amis 2010

A rich and full 2010, filled with red fruits highlighted by spice and mellow oak notes. A special selection of what John t...


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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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