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2012 Abbey Creek Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir


Signed by the winemaker; signature condition issue

ITEM 8009504 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery; Proceeds from the sale of this lot will be donated to the NAACP

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $275
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Abbey Creek Vineyard

Abbey Creek Vineyard is located in North Plains, Oregon. It was founded in 2008 by Bertony Faustin, the first known Black winemaker in Oregon. For Bertony, it has never solely been about the wine or the wine industry, but about creating a platform to bring people together and develop community. His efforts allow for a deeper conversation into diversity, equity, and inclusion. Most recently, he produced "Red, White & Black," a documentary shining the spotlight on Oregon's minority winemakers.


United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.