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It’s not the size of your shipment that counts, it is the wine inside that
April 1st is the official start to the growing season. It is also April Fools’ Day. After 20 some years of farming in the Willamette Valley, we do not believe this to be a coincidence. Whatever pranks you have planned for the day, we can assure you Vintage 2022 will be full of surprises, and not the same surprises as last year. Just like the pranks, the agrarian challenges get better and better each year. You don’t have to be crazy to grow Pinot Noir, but it helps.
Follow this link to read the full Vintage 2022 Starts Today!
A Few Seconds
with Ernie at
Amalie Robert Estate
As many avid readers of the FLOG know, there is a sub-AVA
I strongly encourage readers to benefit from the delightfully scripted insights into viticulture and winemaking that form the "climate update" blog on Amalie Robert's website, charting the entire winery year.
- David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate
Follow this link to read the 2021 Harvest After Action Report:
Our multi-level, gravity flow winery is comprised of 1,200 tons of concrete, mostly underground. Our Pinot Noirs are fermented with whole clusters, indigenous yeast and are barrel aged and blended for complexity and age worthiness.
Amalie Robert Estate was founded by Dena Drews and Ernie Pink in 1999. Winemaking is our second careers and the guiding principle is stewardship. We are the vineyard managers and winemakers. And what’s the story behind the name?
Amalie Robert is a combination of Dena’s middle name, “Amalie” (pronounced AIM-a-lee) and Ernie’s, “Robert.” We are the “A” team. Follow this link for Our Video.
matters! We offer domestic ground shipping included on orders of $350 or more. And it gets better on the A-List.
"...for fans of the delicate, graceful school of Pinot Noir, which is decidedly the style that’s emphasized here. A wide range of wines, almost entirely Pinot Noir, are made from the 35 acres of estate vines, and Drews and Pink aren’t afraid to hold them back for late or successive releases depending on the personality of each individual bottling. In warm vintages the effects of the weather expresse themselves on the wines here, but rarely do they head into dark fruit territory, even in years like 2012. " - Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2016
Our adventure with Pinot Noir began in a Parisian café not far from the Eiffel Tower. A great meal and an ethereal bottle of Red Burgundy set us on the path to create Amalie Robert Estate. Our Pinot Noir Groove.
"Bob, I think I got here too late. You have your cherry orchard on top of my vineyard!" At the turn of the century we found an old cherry orchard sitting atop of what we believe is the last best place to grow Pinot Noir. We farmed cherries that first year and paid attention to what the land had to say.
Fast forward to today and Amalie Robert Estate is 55,000 vines covering 35 acres stitched into the sedimentary soils just outside of Dallas, Oregon. We sustainably farm our vineyard and only use Estate grown fruit for Amalie Robert Estate wines.
Nationwide Spring Shipping is Open!
From the Chief Farming Officer's seat during the Great Cluster Pluck
The winery will be open for tastings and vineyard tours by appointment May 28-29 from 10 am to 3 pm. Please use the link below to send your preferred day and time and we will confirm availability.
Update: New Website Coming
We are developing a NEW web experience for Amalie Robert Estate.
Please follow this link to view our new concept.
Please enjoy our wines with friends, food and in moderation.
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