Always drawn to the Oregon style of Pinot Noir, which tends
to be closer to red Burgundies than most California pinot noirs, Oregon became
the birthplace of the Gooseneck Vineyards Pinot Noir.
To realize Liana Buonanno, founder of Gooseneck Vineyards,
vision for the perfect Pinot Noir, she partnered with a husband and wife team,
local vineyard owners and winemakers, Michael and Vonnie Landt. Michael and
Vonnie met in college decades ago, brought together by their passion for
winemaking. The Gooseneck Vineyards Pinot Noir is sourced in the Oregon’s
newest American Viticultural Area (AVA) Elkton, located within the Umpqua
Valley, next to the better-known Willamette Valley. The geography of the region
allows for very strong marine influence with daily sea breezes and fog
penetrating into the valley. This gives Elkton its unique climate: cool,
maritime, and temperate, ideal for the fragile pinot noir grape.
As casual and fun as the Gooseneck label suggests, this
Pinot Noir allows us to express the beauty of the Oregon terroir, while
satisfying the requirements of sophistication and elegance of the toughest
critics. Oregon Pinot Noirs represent a bridge for Pinot Noir lovers: Oregon
combines the structured Pinot Noirs from Burgundy with the brash, fruit
concentration of California. This combination is one of the reasons many
Burgundy winemakers opt to work in Oregon, instead of California. Pinot lovers unite
behind Oregon Pinot’s distinctive style and personality.
This classic Oregon Pinot Noir offers buoyant flavors of dark cherries and wild
cranberries that are ensued by a silky and satisfying finish, delivering a
smile to all admirers of Pinot Noir.
Gooseneck Vineyards Pinot Noir complements our experiences with summer
cookouts, holiday entertaining dinners, and casual moments with friends.
The wine’s versatility is a perfect match for anything from the fresh figs wrapped
in prosciutto, softly drizzled with an aged balsamic to heartier seafood and
locally sourced meats. We are sure it will enhance your moments, just like it
did so many of ours.