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Ransom Wines

Ransom Wines

Tad Seestedt produces small cuvees of carefully crafted Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Noir. He is a creative winemaker, thinking outside the box with his Port (fortified with Gewurztraminer Aquavitae), Botrytised Riesling, Gamay Noir and best known Pinot noir.

His Jigsaw Pinot noir is one of Oregon's best values and has a loyal following as a popular "daily drinker" at Avalon Wine. Tad founded Ransom as a distillery in 1997, started making wine in 1999, and in 2012 purchased a farm in the Willamette Valley where he is planting his own vineyard.Tad called his winery “Ransom,” because that’s exactly what he felt like he was paying his lenders in order to start these businesses.

Ransom's wines are hand crafted in a style that emphasizes acidity, purity, structure and length. The ‘Selection’ wines are vintage cuts of the best Pinot Noir barrels and Pinot Gris wines. The Vineyard Designate wines are his Reserve level Pinot noirs. Tad is becoming known for his well made Pinot noir with an original twist that makes it different and distinctly his own. His whites are known for being expressively aromatic.

Ransom wines fruit is sourced from organic and biodynamically farmed vineyards and winemaking is pure, minimally mechanized, and instinctively non-interventionist, with juice for the wines typically restricted to free-run (before pressing for spirits).

Ransom Pinot noir Cattrall Vineyard 2010

What a nose! Pomegranate, raspberries and lilies with a hint of wild rose. Made from old vine Pinot noir - the complexi...



$30.95 Regular

Ransom Cabernet Franc 2010

Winemaker Tad Seestedt's Ransom Cabernet Franc is sourced from the Pheasant Hill Vineyard of Oregon's Rogue Valley.




$23.95 Regular

Ransom Pinot noir Selection 2013

Succulent crushed berries and savory earth take on a refreshing delicacy.

2010 vintage notes: I've been staring at t...



$24.95 Regular

Ransom Grenache 2010

The Southern Cascades of Oregon's Rogue Valley is the source for this wine's grapes. Pheasant Hill Vineyard is one of t...



$23.95 Regular

Ransom Jigsaw Pinot noir 2014

All of the pieces of the Willamette Valley puzzle fit seamlessly together in the Jigsaw. A scent of red cherry and rose mo...



$17.95 Regular

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