Zenith Vineyard proudly provides the wines for your wedding and event.
We are thrilled to offer you a beautiful complement of eight Zenith Vineyard wines for your wedding or event. Our goal is for you and your guests to have an authentic Oregon wine experience, so you won’t see a Cabernet Sauvignon or Asti Spumante on the list. As outlined in your event contract, you will have a minimum wine purchase of one case of wine per forty guests. Our policy calls for Zenith to provide all of your wine for your event - your caterer will provide the beer, and if you wish cocktails. You may not ever bring your own alcohol to Zenith Vineyard.
Some wine math: One bottle = 750 ml = 25.4 oz. One glass of still wine is about 150 ml, or 5 oz. One glass of sparkling wine (we use a tall champagne flute) is about 100 ml or 3.5 oz. So for each case of still wine, expect to get about 55 glasses; for each case of sparkling wine, expect to get about 90 glasses. Our one case per 40 guest minimum equates to about 1.4 glasses of wine per person. In general we find that a good rule of thumb is 2.25 - 2.75 glasses per person on a Saturday event and 2.0-2.5 glasses on other nights of the week. Your leftover wines are yours to take home!
2015 Zenith Vineyard
$27 per bottle, $324 per case. We have grown Auxerrois at Zenith since 1999 and love its remarkable fruit. In 2012 we planted an additional 2.5 acres of Auxerrois and are making our own wine from the new blocks! It was harvested perfectly ripe on September 7th. The grapes were pressed whole-cluster and the golden juice was fermented in a large 860 L French oak cask. It was aged for seven months, completing malolactic fermentation in the same cask and bottled with no fining and only a light filtration. 135 cases produced. 13.2% ABV.
2012 Zenith Vineyard
$30 per bottle, $360 per case
Zenith’s 2012 vintage was beautiful from the start to the finish. We harvested on October 22nd in perfect conditions achieving optimum ripeness and flavor development. Yield was 2.7 tons per acre. The Estate Chardonnay, from 16 year old Dijon clone vines, was barrel-fermented using a new 860L Billion cask and four neutral oak barrels. We love the balance of tropical fruit notes, crisp acidity and a silky finish. 190 cases produced. Alcohol 12.8%.
2014 Zenith Vineyard
$24 per bottle, $288 per case
Zenith’s 2014 Pinot Gris was harvested on September 24th in perfect conditions from Zenith block 3-E. The grapes were pressed whole-cluster and the juice was cold fermented in stainless steel at 60 degrees. The fermentation was stopped just short of dry at 0.9% residual sugar, and the wine was not allowed to go through malolactic fermentation. It has a rich and beautiful fruit signature with bright acidity, a pH of 3.2 and total acidity of 6.3 g/l. 430 cases produced. 12.5% ABV.
White Pinot Noir
2016 Zenith Vineyard White Veil
$24 per bottle, $288 per case
Zenith White Veil is traditional Pinot noir, harvested earlier than normal when the acids are crisp and the fruit is just reaching maturity. We harvested the 2016 White Veil on September 13th in perfect conditions. The 2016 White Veil is 100% Zenith Vineyard Pommard clone Estate Pinot noir from block 6-E. The grapes were pressed whole-cluster and the barely-colored juice was fermented cool in stainless steel at 60 degrees. Fermentation was stopped just short of dry at 2.1% residual sugar, and the wine was not allowed to go through malolactic fermentation. 100 cases produced. 11.8% ABV.
2014 Zenith Vineyard, White Veil Blushed
$24 per bottle, $288 per case.
White Veil Blushed is 100% Pinot noir, harvested on October 11th in perfect conditions. The fruit is 100% Zenith Vineyard Pommard clone Estate Pinot noir from block 4-B. The grapes were macerated for 24 hours to extract the rich pink color and then gently pressed. The brightly-colored juice was cold fermented in stainless steel to capture the elegant fruit aromas and flavors. The wine is almost dry and has lovely crisp acidity. 120 cases produced. 13% ABV.
2014 Zenith Vineyard Barrel Select
$40 per bottle, $480 per case
Zenith’s 2014 vintage was early, ripe and beautiful! Weather was warm and perfect throughout. We harvested our Barrel Select Pinot Noir on September 19th and September 27th. The Barrel Select Pinot noir is powerfully structured and will be a wine for the cellar as well as early enjoyment! It is 33% Waidenswil clone (blocks 1-I and 2-A); 25% clone 777 (block 5-A); 22% clone 677 (block 8-B) and 20% clone 114 (block 1-F). It was aged for 14 months in 25% new French oak barrels. 200 cases produced. 14.0% ABV.
2013 Zenith Vineyard
$30 per bottle, $360 per case Zenith’s 2013 vintage was challenging, but in the end, ripe and beautiful. We harvested on October 11th after significant rainfall 10 days before achieving beautiful ripeness and powerful flavor development. Yield was quite small at 2.1 tons per acre. The Estate Tempranillo was aged for 16 months in 20% new American oak. We indulge our fascination with producing world-class Tempranillo in the Willamette. This classic Spanish varietal delivers new qualities grown in the Eola-Amity Hills. We love its bright fruit and brawny tannic backbone with a kiss of vanilla from the American oak. 120 cases produced. Alcohol 12.0%.
2014 Zenith Vineyard – Méthode Champenoise
$32 per bottle, $384 per case
Bubbles have become a new tradition at Zenith! Our 2014 Méthode Champenoise is 50% Pinot noir and 50% Chardonnay; harvested early on September 12th to capture delicate flavors and bright acidity. The Méthode Champenoise is produced in the traditional method; after bottling it spent two years on the lees and was hand-riddled and disgorged with its secondary fermentation in the bottle. 78 cases produced. 12.5% ABV.