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Van Duzer Winery

Van Duzer Wines

Van Duzer Vineyards is tucked away between Monmouth and McMinnville along Oregon's 99W (the wine route of the Willamette Valley). East of the cluster of wineries Bethel Heights, Cristom, St. Innocent, and Witness Tree, Van Duzer has a unique climate and soil type. The wines are different than most of the mid-Willamette. More and hotter sun exposure provides optimal conditions for ripening.

Led by winemaker Florent-Pierre "Flo" Merlier, Van Duzer produces a plethora of estate and non-estate Pinot Noir as well as Pinot gris, Riesling, Rose of Pinot Noir and a Pinot gris dessert wine. Their estate vineyard has been planted to a selection of grape varieties and clones that are perfectly suited for their location. The estate is dominated by Pinot Noir vines in nine clonal varieties, each of which contributes a unique flavor, color or texture to the mix. The grape clones are matched with vineyard sites possessing the sun exposure, drainage and climatic conditions where they are most likely to produce grapes of distinction.

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Van Duzer Pinot Noir Estate 2011

2006 Vintage Tasting Notes

Van Duzer Pinot Noir Estate 2006 is drawn from seven Pinot Noir clones...


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$28.75

$31.95 Regular

Van Duzer Pinot noir Rose 2013

Bright red fruit ranging from fresh raspberries to early season strawberries bloom on the nose along with watermelon and a...


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$17.59

$19.55 Regular

Van Duzer Vineyards Pinot Gris 2013

On the nose, Asian pears, peaches and a hint of dried apricots swing with guava characters. A lightened and refreshing att...


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$16.16

$17.95 Regular

More About Van Duzer Winery

The unique microclimate around Van Duzer's vineyard creates colder nights and hotter days, stressing the grapes and adding complexity to the wines. Van Duzer's estate wines posses a purity of fruit and pleasing balance that are the products of precise farming and equally precise winemaking under Merlier.

When Carl Thoma purchased the winery and vineyards that would become Van Duzer in 1998, he and his wife Marilyn saw a site that had incredible potential. Original winemaker, Jim Kakacek added different clones of Pinot noir, improved trellising, and spacing in the vineyard was shifted to increase sun exposure and to induce moderate stress in the vines. Through 15+ vintages the Thoma's investment and patience has been rewarded with Pinot noir across all spectrums.

Van Duzer Vineyards has been certified by LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology), the Oregon organization which developed and evaluates vineyards and wineries against a rigorous set of international standards, as well as Salmon Safe and IOBC.

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