One of the best aspects of being located in Portland (compared to our previous Corvallis location) is our access to winemakers like Vincent Fritzsche. And in this case, “access” means we get tiny production wines that we wouldn’t have otherwise seen, like Vincent’s Gamay.
Oregon Gamay is increasing in popularity and we’re pleased with the stylistic diversity from so (relatively) few producers. Perhaps our favorite and one of the best values, Vincent’s is what we want in Gamay: a fruit quality that you can describe as “crunchy,” lip smacking acidity, a delightful freshness. Vincent utilizes the same techniques he uses for Pinot noir; his Gamay is fully destemmed, with no carbonic maceration.
Purple Wine Company, Inc., a California limited liability company, and its AVALON brand are not in any way affiliated with Avalon Wine, Inc, an Oregon corporation, or Avalon Wine's store at its physical location in Oregon.
Build a Case
Make sure you always get a discount by using Build a Case. How it works:
If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.
When you complete your case, we'll apply a shipping rate and contact you to schedule your case for shipment.
Because of finite space in our warehouse, we kindly ask that you complete your Build a Case within six months. Please email or call us with any questions.