Adelsheim Vineyard, Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2017)
David Adelsheim is President of Adelsheim Vineyard, which he founded with Ginny Adelsheim in 1971. His principal role
today is strategic planning, focused on marketing and sales, financial planning, and over-all direction of vineyard and
winemaking activities. In the course of his company’s 40-year history, he has been the vineyard manager, winemaker, and
the person in charge of sales, marketing, accounting and fixing broken plumbing. His early winemaking experience included
work at the experimental winery of the Lycee Viticole in Beaune, France, and the Eyrie Vineyards in Oregon.
On behalf of the Oregon wine industry, he has led work on clonal importation, wine labeling regulations, establishing
statewide and regional industry organizations, and creation of industry events, such as the International Pinot Noir
Celebration and Oregon Pinot Camp. As one of the founders of the Oregon wine industry, he helped set standards of
excellence for that industry.
He was given the industry’s highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, in February, 2012 by the Oregon Wine Board
(which he helped bring to life and on which he served for eight years, appointed by Oregon’s Governor.)
Polished and elegantly complex, with pretty Rose petal, raspberry and spiced tea flavors that glide on the long finish. Drink
now through 2024.