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About Analemma Wines

Analemma remains a small grower-producer with a close-knit team who have their hands in every part of the process, from farming to cellar management, hospitality, and sales. Prioritizing regenerative and organic farming practices across its estate vineyards, Analemma Wines showcases the Columbia Valley’s vast climatic diversity with everything from Blanc de Noir sparklers to warm-climate Spanish varieties that rarely grow elsewhere in the U.S. In 2010, winemakers Kris Fade and Steven Thompson began farming the Atavus Vineyard, one of the oldest historic and historic vineyards in the Pacific Northwest.

With Pinot Noir they began crafting a single-vineyard Blanc de Noirs, harnessing Steven’s five years of apprenticeship experience under a fifth generation Champenoise expert. Longing to show off the region’s versatility, Fade and Thompson began making wines from vineyards in Mosier, Oregon, a site just ten miles south of Atavus, but a world apart in climate. They discovered that the area’s warmth and sun is perfect for midseason-ripening red grapes, specifically varieties native to northwest Spain. Drawing inspiration from Galician wines, they grafted, grew, and bottled the first domestic Mencía, and they expanded their portfolio with other Galician varieties like Godello, Albariño, and Merenzao, as well as French staples like Syrah and Grenache.

Additional Details:

  • Producer: Analemma Wines
  • Varietals: Mencía, Grenache, Syrah, Tempranillo, Trousseau, Godello, Albariño, Viognier
  • Labor Practices: Analemma Wines is a small grower-producer with a team mindset. Everyone at Analemma wines shares in the diverse roles required to produce wines, ranging from farm management to the cellar and hospitality and sales.
  • Organic Practice Certificates: California Organic Farmers Certified
  • Biodynamic Certificates: Demeter Biodynamic Certified
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  • Country: United States
  • Region: Oregon
  • Sub Region: Columbia Gorge

Organic Practices

Sustainably Farmed

Vegan Process