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Swallow Cellar produces distinctive and versatile Oregon-style Burgundian and Alsatian varietal wines with a reputation for outstanding quality at value prices. We offer Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer.

Swallow Cellar wines are made from the fruit of select Oregon growers. With 35 years of vineyard experience in Oregon, we possess the knowledge and expertise to target and nurture the appropriate sources. We grow and purchase our grapes from site-specific vineyards situated at elevations between 1500 and 1600 feet and subject to day to night temperature swings of up to 60 degrees during September and October ripening seasons. At such altitudes, cold nights restrain respiration of acidity and hot, sunny days encourage favorable sugar photosynthesis. This singular arrangement of elevation and climate, unique to Oregon, lends itself to the optimal acid retention, superior flavor, and full ripeness that typify our wines and permits them to pair brilliantly with a broad spectrum of foods.

Our Pinot Noir grapes are gently de-stemmed, fermented in small lots subject to temperature-controlled fermenters, punched down a minimum of once a day, and aged in French oak barrels. Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Riesling are fermented in stainless steel tanks, aged on the yeast deposit for three to six months, sterile filtered, and bottled within six to nine months of harvest. While the Chardonnay is constructed dry, the Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Riesling retain some natural sugars and are constructed in an off-dry style.