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Francis Tannahill Winery

Francis Tannahill Wines

When two of Oregon's best winemakers got married a few years ago, people speculated that they'd combine their abilities to produce something very special. Cheryl Francis was co-winemaker at Chehalem, where she made a handful of vintages of fine Pinot noirs and wonderfully fresh and Alsacian whites with Harry Pedersen-Nedry. Sam Tannahill was winemaker with the inimitable Gary Andrus at Archery Summit during a run of high 90 point wines through the late 90's and early 2000's.


Francis Tannahill "Passito" 08 375 ml

The Passito is a Rousanne/Marsanne/Viognier Dessert Wine.

Beautiful amber color. Aromas of apricots, white raisins, a...



$25.95 Regular

Francis Tannahill Gewurztraminer "Dragonfly" 2011

Huge aromatics of lychee, rose, acacia blossoms, perfume, lavender, and spice with a palate that mimics the nose and cont...



$18.95 Regular

Francis Tannahill Pinot noir "The Hermit" 2012

This whole cluster Pinot noir has aromas and flavors including raspberry, sage, and black tea. Strong in texture and finis...



$46.95 Regular

Francis Tannahill "Herald" Chardonnay 09

2009 Wine Spectator - 90 points - Fresh and spicy, with pineapple notes behind the clove and nutmeg flav...



$25.45 Regular

More About Francis Tannahill Winery

Now Cheryl and Sam, along with several other projects (not the least of which is two young sons), have started their own winery, Francis Tannahill. Avalon is so honored to be able to offer their wines to our customers. The wines are quite limited, but while they are available, each is a small gem in its own way, worthy of the most refined cellar.

Founded in 2001 by Cheryl Francis and Sam Tannahill, co-owners of A to Z Wineworks, Francis Tannahill strives to craft wines that offer the purest expression of unique terroirs, old world technique, and impeccable winemaking. Select growers, vineyards, and blocks are carefully tended to produce wines that balance poser and concentration with integrity and elegance.

About Francis Tannahill Wines
Secrets to their sucess
by Cole Danehower

Francis and Tannahill
About Winemakers
Cheryl Francis and Sam Tannahill

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