Producer Profile

Loop de Loop

Julia Bailey Gulstine's journey into winemaking with Loop de Loop Wines is a testament to her deep-rooted passion for the craft, nurtured by cherished memories with her grandmother and honed through diverse experiences. From her introduction to winemaking alongside her grandmother to her formative years working in Portland's artisanal restaurants, Julia's path led her to explore wine regions in France and Italy before immersing herself in the industry. After stints at Argyle Winery and Patricia Green Cellars, she furthered her wine education, earning her sommelier certification and delving into wine buying. Despite a detour into international relations and work with NGOs abroad, Julia's longing for Oregon's vineyards brought her back.

Where The Wines Come From

Oregon

In Oregon, USA, the wine scene is flourishing, particularly with a burgeoning interest in natural winemaking practices. Known predominantly for its Pinot Noir, Oregon's wine regions, including the Willamette Valley, offer a diverse terroir that fosters experimentation and innovation. Natural wine producers in Oregon embrace organic and biodynamic farming methods, eschewing additives and interventions in the cellar to allow the grapes to shine with authenticity. This dedication to minimal intervention results in wines that reflect the character of the land and the Pacific Northwest's unique climate, offering a taste of Oregon's commitment to sustainability and respect for nature in every glass.

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