Stag Hollow Wines
Our grapes are carefully harvested by revisiting the vines during harvest to choose only the ripe clusters. The wine is then slowly fermented in small lots, with whole berries added in (up to 10 percent). We use French oak barrels from three different forests to add complexity. Our pinot noirs are unfined and unfiltered and display complex, ripe berry and black cherry flavors, often with youthful tannins, spice, oak, and a long finish. We attribute these characteristics to our micro-climate and soil, vineyard practices to accommodate dense vine spacing, and our vinification techniques.
Stag Hollow also produces dolcetto, grown at Stag Hollow Vineyard. Dolcetto is a northern Italian grape variety from the Piedmonte Region. In Oregon, dolcetto ripens about 1 to 2 weeks later than pinot noir. It produces medium bodied red wine with plum, cherry fruit and a medium finish with some tannin and acid on the palate. It is great with tomato sauces, pizzas, beef dishes and sausages.
We grow two types of muscat grapes at Stag Hollow Vineyards, early muscat and muscat ottonel. These are blended into a dry muscat table wine in a style similar to those made in Alsace, France. Belle Pente Winery produces the muscat wine for Stag Hollow from our vineyard grapes.