Suzor Wines are born from simple goals. Thinking in shape and texture. Practicing low intervention winemaking. Committing to sustainability of the land. Capturing a sense of place. Producing evocative, layered and vibrant wines. Dreaming of a wine farm.
We work with quality-conscious growers that are committed to sustainability. The vineyards we source from do not incorporate the use of synthetic herbicide nor pesticide in their farming practices. Combined with our minimal winemaking approach and native yeast fermentations, we believe that our wines showcase singular expressions of each vintage and result in honest, distinctive Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.
Everything starts with the agriculture of the land. We thrive to let that resonate and drive quality and character in our wines from there. Fruit is sourced from older vineyard sites that are slightly higher in elevation (around 700 ft). This allows for a longer, more even ripening season. We value acidity as it brings freshness and brightness to a wine in its youth, and allows the wine to age gracefully.
Our Pinot Noir draws fruit sourced from Menefee and Fennwood vineyards set in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. A single blend is created each year to showcase the nuances of the vintage through the balance between two distinctly different sites. The Tower is created in the vineyards, with immaculate fruit harvested at the right time to preserve the harmony between acidity, tannin, and fruit. The fruit is fermented with native yeast and aged in 20% new French barriques prior to bottling.
Our Chardonnay comes from a very small allocation of 1.5 tons out of Left Coast Vineyard, comprised of three clones to ensure a diversity of flavours and textures in the wine. Once pressed, the juice is racked into 25% new French barriques, where fermentation occurs naturally. The wine ages for 11 months with occasional stirring of the lees, bringing richness to the mouthfeel while highlighting the wines natural minerality.