Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction, Powered by Zachys, August 10


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5 cases of 2021 Pinot Noir produced specially for this auction.
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/10/2023
The philosophy Celia and Ken Austin, Co-Founders of Rain Dance Vineyards, practice with their vineyards is preservation. Five different estate vineyards, on the southern ridge of Chehalem Mountains, offer rolling views and terroir with a significant sense of place. Not only have they chosen to preserve these sites through careful viticulture, but also through native tree restoration. Preserving and restoring plays a very important role in the Austin family: they practice it in their businesses and in their hobbies as well. Celia and Ken have an unrivaled restored car collection and name their Auction Pinot noir after those cars. This year's auction wine was named in honor of their maroon 1965 Morgan. After watching the movie Sleepless, Celia fell in love with Morgans. The Austins found the car on a trip to California and Ken bought it as a gift for Celia’s fiftieth birthday. It has been a fun addition to their British sports car collection.

Rain Dance Vineyards is the story of deep roots and a family’s love for a community and its way of life. In 2009, with their dedication to preserving and sustainably farming the land, fifth generation Newberg resident Ken Austin III and his wife, Celia, planted the first vines on their estate in the Chehalem Mountains. Rain Dance Vineyards celebrated its first vintage in 2013 and the rest is history. Driven by quality and inspiration, Rain Dance embraces the natural phenomenon of the Pacific Northwest, where the sun and notable rainfall nourish roots that run deep, in rich and bountiful soil.

AVA: Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley
Vineyard: Eagles Watch Vineyard
Blocks: Block 2 (75%) Block 6 (25%)
Clones: Dijon 667 (B2) Dijon 115 (B6)
Soil Type: Jory
Sustainability Certification: LIVE
Winemaker: Bryan Weil
Harvested: 9/22/2021
Bottled: 7/25/2022
Alcohol: 13.5%
60 Bottles 750ml
Rain Dance Vineyards 2021 Pinot Noir “The Morgan”
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Final prices include Buyer's Premium: $3,000
Auction closed on Thursday, August 10, 2023.
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