Producer Profile

Swick Wines

Joe Swick is a 5th generation Oregonian winemaker who captures the true taste of the Pacific Northwest through his wines. Joe sources his grapes from organic, biodynamic and sustainable vineyards in Oregon and Washington. After years of traveling and harvesting in various pockets of the world, such as Piedmont, Portugal, and Tasmania, Joe returned to Oregon to start his very own label in 2013. He embraces the minimal approach when making his wines such as using native yeasts, aging in old barrels and adding minimal sulphur during bottling—only when absolutely necessary. While Joe started out with a focus on making Oregon Pinot Noir, he now has explored many other grape varietals and experiments with different techniques during élevage.

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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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