Our 2018 Gewurztraminer is 100% estate fruit, composed of blocks from our home
ranch and Maple Ranch. e fruit was harvested in mid-October, whole cluster
pressed, and fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperature for 30 days.
Brilliant yellow, our 2018 Gewurztraminer is perfumed with nose of rose petals,
orange peel, and cardamom. e wine is dry and lush on the palate with white
peach, lychee carried through on a vein of acidity and nishes crisp with ginger and
Foris wines are defined by our alpine climate due to our unique location. Our estate
vineyards and winery are located at 1500 feet within the Rogue Valley AVA, Oregon
— in the Illinois Valley within the Siskiyou Mountains. Established in 1976, the
Gerber family has been farming grapes for over forty years, specializing in Alsace
white varieties and Pinot Noir, which are especially well suited to our microclimate. The 2018 vintage was a quality vintage that had delightful worry-free weather.
Despite the larger than average crop, berries were small, concentrated and there was
ample time for fruit to slowly ripen. Mild summer weather led into our typical
harvest date in the end of September. An exceptionally mild autumn extended
harvest into the third week of October with no rains to interrupt development. Our
naturally high elevation and the mild summer retained good acidity in the fruit.