CRAFT YOUR BEST WINE WITH BUILK OREGON PINOT GRIS GRAPES FROM DUNDEE VINTNERS.
Winemakers have nothing but good things to say about sourcing Oregon Pinot Gris in bulk. It may not be as popular as its red cousin, Pinot Noir, but it is certainly well-loved by informed winemakers across the world. It is no wonder that many wineries have started to include this wine in their portfolios. If you are looking for a name you can trust to either buy or source bulk Oregon Pinot Gris grapes, Dundee Vintners is here for you.
Dundee Vintners is located in the heart of the city of Dundee in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Located in a winery that spans almost 26,000 square feet, our team strives to surpass your expectations in custom winemaking. With competitive pricing, flexible sourcing, and premium facilities, Dundee Vintners provides a hassle-free, all-in-one solution for creating custom label wines from grape to bottle and beyond.
THE REMARKABLE UNIQUENESS OF PINOT GRIS.
Pinot Gris is truly an exceptional mutation of Pinot Noir that can produce delectable white wine. It is a grape that has one of the darkest skins and yet is used to create white wines, easily rivaling top Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, and other white wine grapes.
The grapes vary from brownish pink to almost gray-blue in color and sometimes they would be on the same bunch. The wine these grapes produce tends to be deep golden or even copper-toned. We have trained staff that has been working for several years with this varietal, so you can be sure we know what to pick for you.
Here at Dundee Vintners, we share a winery with Dobbes Family Estate and Wine by Joe, both huge names in Oregon’s booming wine industry. Our decades of experience and commitment allow us to produce top-notch wines made from Pinot Gris, one of the most interesting varietals we have ever seen. While often soft, it can also be full-bodied with a spicy aroma. We just love how the fruit from Pinot Gris can have more weight and character than Pinot Noir’s other, lighter-colored mutation Pinot Blanc.
You may have heard about Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, along with the discussions as to which is which. The former stemmed from its original Alsatian name while the latter is the Italian version. While genetically identical, often the winemaking style differs dramatically, which can yield totally different results. Historically, Pinot Grigios have been mass produced, yielding light, fruity and acidic wines. However, skilled winemakers can produce medium- and full-bodied Pinot Gris wines. Truly, few other grape have such a perplexing identity crisis (for instance, Chardonnay may be a lean, citrusy wine or even buttery and oaky, yet no one would question its different personalities).
Winemakers love the malleable character of the wine since they can make it heavy or light and then oaked or unoaked. Wine drinkers welcome its food-friendly quality. Depending on your winemaking style, Pinot Gris can yield wines that are crisp and light to full-bodied and complex; be paired with light hors d’oeuvres as an apertif or with venison, foie gras, and even lamb; or be at home with French, Italian, German, and even Asian cuisines.
While the others may debate if it is Pinot Gris or Grigio, you do not have to worry about what to call it. Instead, you can focus on utilizing the flexible nature of Pinot Gris to craft your own distinctive wine.
THE DUNDEE VINTNERS WAY.
We can source bulk Pinot Gris from any Oregon AVA so you have the freedom to select the vineyard you want to suit your own style. However, beyond bulk grape sourcing, our custom crush services includes the ideal space for the grapes and winemaking process, and our full suite of services can help you with every step after bottling, including analysis, packaging, compliance, and beyond.
From the grapes to the equipment and staff, the whole procedure is guaranteed to be smooth-sailing so we can deliver you wines that meet your goals. Our winery has two separate barrel rooms that are both temperature-controlled, along with a lab for analyzing wines is executed and a bottling line. Clients have the option to process grapes in two facilities:
- Our boutique option provides a crew of 6-10 hand sorts pre- and post-destemming and an option on a 5 stage sorting line. A hand controlled bladder press is fine-tuned to match your wine’s personality. The fermentor size ranges between 1-8 tons.
- Our second option provides faster paced processing for large scale economic efficiencies.
Whether you have a small, mid-size, or even a huge company, these on-premise assets allow Dundee Vintners precise control over the winemaking process and enable our clients to create the highest quality of wine possible.
Pinot Gris is a serious wine with its own style and versatility that winemakers enjoy and critics are starting to love. Regardless of whether your customers are looking for something new or you have been offering them Pinot Gris for some time, we can help you achieve your winemaking goals. Dundee Vintners is your source for sourcing Pinot Gris grapes in bulk from Oregon, whether you you need just the fruit or our full suite of custom label winemaking support. Contact us today and let us discuss how we can help you. Also, follow us on instagram!