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!

White Wines

Auxerrois

2014 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 14th, achieving a 24.2 brix. The grapes were pressed whole-cluster and the golden juice was fermented in a large 860 L French oak cask. It was aged for eight months, completing malolactic fermentation in the same cask and bottled with no fining and only a light filtration. 86 cases produced. 13.5% ABV.

 

Chardonnay

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%. 

 

Pinot Gris

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

2014 Zenith Vineyard White Veil
$24 per bottle, $288 per case 
White Pinot Noir? White Veil is produced from Pinot noir grapes, harvested earlier than normal to capture crisp acidity, fresh aromas, and lovely fruit flavors. The fruit is 100% Zenith Vineyard Pommard clone Estate Pinot noir from block 4-B. The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and the pale pink juice was cold fermented in stainless steel. The fermentation was stopped just short of dry at 2% residual sugar with no malolactic fermentation to capture the bright acidity. 252 cases produced. 11.5% ABV.
 

Rose

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.


Red Wines

Pinot Noir

2013 Zenith Vineyard Barrel Select
$40 per bottle, $480 per case

Zenith’s 2013 vintage was challenging but in the end ripe and beautiful.  We harvested our Barrel Select Pinot Noir on September 28th just before torrential rains began.  These are rich wines with ripe fruit and excellent acidity.  Yield was at 2.6 tons per acre.  The 2012 Barrel Select Pinot noir is 42% clone 114 (block 1-F); 37% Pommard clone (block 7-G); 17% clone 667 (block 8-B); and 4% Waidenswil (block 2-A).  It aged for sixteen months, one-third in new French oak.  147 cases produced.

 

Tempranillo

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 26th in perfect conditions achieving optimum ripeness and flavor development. Yield was 3.3 tons per acre. The Estate Tempranillo was aged for 16 months in 27% 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. 180 cases produced.  Alcohol 12.6%.

Sparkling

2013 Zenith Vineyard – Méthode Champenoise

$32 per bottle, $384 per case  
Time to Celebrate, it’s the beautiful 2013 Zenith Vineyard Méthode Champenoise Brut! These bubbles are 52% Pinot noir and 48% Chardonnay; harvested early on September 15th 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.