255 East California St.
Jacksonville OR 97530
24 ac – 78,000 bt
Coin Prize – awarded to wineries whose wines represent excellent value.
Herb Quady was working for Bonny Doon Vineyard in California when he decided he wanted to start making his own wines. “I quickly learned I couldn’t even afford grapes in California, much less land,” Quady says. Quady knew he wanted to work with Rhône varieties so while he figured out his next step, he moved to southern Oregon in 2003 to take a job with Cowhorn. This was followed by a 10-year stint at nearby Troon Vineyard where he and his wife Meloney saved enough money to buy a 100-acre property in the Applegate Valley.
The Quady’s original 2005 planting is named Mae’s Vineyard in honor of their oldest daughter. Mae’s is planted to Syrah, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Tannat, Malbec and Orange Muscat. In 2011, a second planting, Eevee’s Vineyard, honored a second daughter with a planting of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Cabernet Franc, Grenache Noir and Malvasia Bianca. Quady farms his estate organically and hopes for certification within a few years. Quady also has a vineyard management company that farms 10 vineyards in the area and draws fruit from six of them for his Quady North wines.
Known for Rhône, Quady is branching out and now refers to Quady North as “pan- Rhônish.” The Steel-Ox Viognier 2016 is a lush, quaffable cornucopia of white peaches, Meyer lemons, apricots, and acacia flowers. The Mae’s Vineyard Syrah 2014 (Everyday Wine) has smoke and blackberries on the nose. The palate displays significant tannins and flavors of dark raspberries, leather, and garrigue. The Applegate Valley Cabernet Franc 2014 has an herbaceous nose and a slippery mouthfeel. Flavors include seared meat, blackberries and a shot of espresso.
FERTILIZERS compost, manure
PLANT PROTECTION copperand sulphur
WEED CONTROL mechanical
YEASTS commercial cultured yeasts, spontaneous fermentation
GRAPES purchase 50%
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