2017 vintage notes
As Ayres says, “dollar for dollar, this is the richest Willamette Valley wine you’ll find!” Ayres is a winery that continually over-delivers; this young 2017 is absolutely packed with wild, dark berry goodness. Drink now, repeat.
Winemaker Brad McLeroy honed his winemaking skills at Domaine Drouhin Oregon under the direction of Veronique Drouhin. His full-time position at Ayres completes his circle of wine experience from retailer to distributor to producer. According to McLeroy, “My wines will always have a soul. Open a bottle and it shows… We believe our wine gives voice to the soil. We believe that our wine guides us as much as we guide our wine. It’s about reciprocity. It’s a relationship that begins in the vineyard, from the first sign of bud break to the last cluster harvested. We have the luxury of growing the grapes, making the wine on-site, and living in the company of the vines. We love what we do here.”