Appellation: Eola Amity Hills
Color/Style: Red, Light Bodied
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Owner and winemaker Vincent Fritzsche started Vincent Wine Company in 2009. Vincent produces approximately 2,000 cases a year of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris at a small facility on Eola Hills Road. The focus is single vineyard wines from Eola-Amity Hills sites including Temperance Hill, Zenith and Royer. All farming is at minimum sustainable certified if not organic. Vincent is a member of the Deep Roots Coalition, committed to non-irrigated farming. Winemaking is classic with native fermentations, no additions beside sulfur, and no filtering of the wines. The goal is an unimpeded and delicious expression of vintage, vineyard and grape.
Vincent Wine Company is named for many things. It is Vincent’s name, of course. It was also the name of his uncle and maternal grandfather. But, really, the name pays homage to the 4th century Saint Vincent of Saragossa, Spain, the patron saint of vintners. He was adopted centuries ago by the Burgundians, makers of the Pinot noir and Chardonnay, our grapes. Each year on or around January 22, they celebrate his feast day with the legendary Fête de la Saint Vincent.