about franchere wine company Lured by his great-great-great grandfather’s memoir of arriving at the entrance of the Willamette River aboard the ill-fated ship, the Tonquin and by his first taste of the magic that is Vouvray, Mike Hinds set out on his own adventure to create Franchere. After four years of working in wine shops in Chicago, he returned to Oregon to begin viticulture classes, grape farming, and winemaking. It was in a winery cellar at Illahe Vineyard where he created the first batch of Franchere wine with 2013 being the first commercial vintage. When able, Hinds farms along organic lines and supplements when necessary with fruit purchased from trusted growers who farm sustainably, without irrigation or systemic herbicides. Fermentations are conducted exclusively with native yeasts and never with any added enzymes, tannins, colorants, water, adjuncts, or gums. The wines are aged in used barrels and neutral tanks, with fresh, savory, balanced results.
We can’t wait for you to try them!
join us every month for a special wine tasting dinner on our patio. each four course menu by chef gavin mills will be paired with four wines from a different producer who will attend and present their selections and discuss the pairings.
coming soon: august 7, 2018: amplify wines with cameron porter september 4, 2018: round the world trip with nomadic distribution
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