About Wine Fauve
Wine Fauve is a Yamhill County vineyard and winery that is known for producing a wide variety of unique wines. Along with the famed Pinot Noir that is famous throughout the Willamette Valley, Wine Fauve also produces delicious varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Marechal Foch, among many other fine red wines. Gewurtztraminer and Riesling are among the popular white wines, and the Cabernet Port speaks for itself. We rightfully boast that we have something for everybody's palate.
Established by Owner, farmer and winemaker William "Mikey" Jones in 1983, Wine Favue continues to be a favorite choice for winelovers. Despite not having our own tasting room we still sell our wines through self-distribution, special events, farmers markets and wine festivals.
"Since 1987 I have been making wines from grapes grown in my Amity Hills Vineyard, planted in 1974. My goal has always been to produce high quality, affordable wines."-- William "Mikey" Jones
Our Vineyard - A Beautiful and Unique Location
At Wine Fauve we try to keep our exuberance in check, but it is only natural that we brag about our vineyard and its location. Originally planted in 1971, once called Madrona Hill, our vineyard has some of the oldest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet vines planted in Oregon.
We are in the hills above Amity, Oregon. The vineyards are between 200 to 600 feet above the Yamhill Valley floor. The entire Yamhill Valley has the same west coast Mediterranean climate found in France.
Our vineyard is in the Eola and Amity Hills appellation, but it is our actual location in the apppellation that makes our wines different and, according to some, better. We are in the hills above Amity, Oregon between 200 and 600 feet above the Yamhill Valley floor; and directly across from the Van Duzer corridor. The Van Duzer corridor is a large break in the coast range that is perpendicular to the Yamhill Valley. It makes our vineyard cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
If we were more pretentious we could say, "Vines planted in the vineyards that receive the winds from the Van Duzer Corridor flourish in the cool-weather growing conditions; where they develop a purity of fruit flavor, complexity and pleasing balance."