03 Jun Scenic Valley Farm Tasting – Monday June 10th; 5 to 7 pm
Brand new to the Nashville market, Scenic Valley Farm wines showcase the best of Willamette Valley Oregon. Deep rooted in family tradition, the Zielinski family first planted in the Willamette Valley in the 1940’s, started Scenic Valley Farms in 1970, and is now run by the third generation. Today, along with grapes they harvest cherries, pears, hazelnuts, green beans, grass seed and hops. The wines at Scenic Valley are grown in the estate vineyards and handcrafted in their own estate winery. The goal with every vintage is to represent the fruit to the highest quality and make wines their friends can enjoy.
Brian Zielinski represents the 3rd generation of the Zielinski family farm. A graduate of Oregon State in 2006, Brian manages the daily operations of Scenic Valley, as well as his Hare Vineyard in South Salem. Married with three small kiddos he’s always working, it’s just a matter of where; home, farm or out in the vineyard. Consequently he very much looks forward to lunches at home and barrel sampling days in the winery.
Bob Zielinski established the original Estate Vineyard in 2008. The alluvial soils deposited by the Missoula floods provide great nutrition for three acres of Pinot Gris, one acre of Grüner Veltliner along with Chardonnay, Gamay, Tempernillo and Dolcetto. Brian purchased the 35-acre Hare Vineyard site in 2015. Originally planted in 1995 to six acres of pinot noir, the winery has since planted five more acres of Pinot Noir and one acre of Pinot Meunier. It features red clay Jory soil and sits on a south-facing slope at 800 feet of elevation. All the Scenic Valley Farm fruit is hand-picked, fermented in small lots with house yeast and wild yeast, then aged primarily in Oregon Oak and Stainless Steel. Using many natural winemaking techniques, but also tinkering with chemistry and various outdated technologies, all the Scenic Valley Farm wines are hand-filtered (or unfiltered) and hand-bottled.