Event Wine List

Zenith Vineyard proudly provides the wines for your wedding and event. 

We feature Zenith Vineyard wines, our partner, St. Innocent’s wines, as well as the wines of other local vineyards and wineries.  Expect to see a list of perhaps ten wines, products of the Oregon wine community with a reasonable selection of sparkling, White and Red.  Our goal is for your guests to have an authentic Oregon winery experience, so you won’t see an Asti Spumante on the list.  As a part of your event contract you will have a minimum wine purchase of one case of wine per forty guests.

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 chimney glass) 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.

We hope you will agree that our list provides the breadth of wines that you will want for your event, at a wide range of price points.  The list is constantly evolving as Oregon wines are most often made in small production lots.

White Wines

AuxeAuxerroisrrois

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

2011 Zenith Vineyard
$30 per bottle, $360 per case  
The 2011 Vintage was the latest-ever for Oregon and we harvested our Dijon clone Estate Chardonnay on November 2nd.  The cool 2011 vintage yielded pleasing fruit with ample acidity.  Yield was 2.8 tons per acre with a large set on the vines.  The Estate Chardonnay, from 15 year old vines was barrel-fermented and aged for 10 months in 27% new French oak.  We love the balance of tropical fruit notes, crisp acidity and a silky finish.  180 cases produced.  Alcohol 12.6%. 

Pinot Gris

2014 Zenith Vineyard
$24 per bottle, $288 per case  2013 White Veil Pinot Noir
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

White Veil Blushed2014 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

 

2012 Zenith Vineyard Barrel Select
$40 per bottle, $480 per case 
Zenith’s 2012 vintage was beautiful from the start to the finish.  We harvested our Barrel Select Pinot Noir on October 7th, 10th and 11th in perfect conditions achieving optimum ripeness and flavor development.  These are lush concentrated wines with opulent fruit and excellent acidity.  Yield was very low at 1.8 tons per acre.  The 2012 Barrel Select Pinot noir is 50% Pommard clone; 24% clone 667; 17% clone 114; and 9% Waidenswil.  It aged for sixteen months, one-third in new French oak.  147 cases produced.  14.6% alcohol.

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

2012 Zenith Vineyard – Méthode Champenoise2012 Methode Champenoise

$32 per bottle, $384 per case 
Time to Celebrate, it’s the inaugural release of the 2012 Zenith Vineyard Méthode Champenoise Brut! These bubbles are 50% Pinot noir, 50% Chardonnay; Pinot noir and harvested to capture delicate flavors and bright acidity. The 2012 Méthode Champenoise Brut is produced in the traditional manner with the secondary fermentation in this bottle. After bottling, it spent two years on the lees and was hand riddled and disgorged. 60 cases produced. 12.9% ABV.