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About

 

Quick Facts

  • Winemaker: Rob Stuart
  • Since 2002
  • Total Annual Production approximately 16,000 cases
  • Big Fire is the label we use for our everyday wines, the Reserve quality wines get the more traditional R. Stuart & Co. label.
  • Located in a converted Granary in downtown McMinnville

The Details

We focus our winemaking primarily on Pinot noir, Pinot gris and our brut sparkling wine Rosé d’Or. Our wines are authentic, easy, approachable and perfectly balanced to pair with food.

At R. Stuart & Co. we don’t own a single acre of vineyard land, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t totally invested in the quality of our fruit. After so many years in this business, we have developed close working relationships with lots of growers. We’ve carefully chosen our very favorite vineyards; the ones that give us fruit in a wide range of textures and flavors. Each harvest we gather these lots of fruit from around the state and thoughtfully blend them into wines that – year in and year out – stay true to our style.

The wines with the Big Fire label—Pinot gris, Pinot noir and dry Rosé—are fresh, lively and friendly, intended for everyday drinking. The wines bearing the more traditional R. Stuart & Co. label are classic Pinot noirs designed to marry the best of Burgundian and New World winemaking styles. Autograph is our benchmark Pinot noir. We blend it from a selection of vineyards to create a lush and complex Pinot noir you’ll turn to again and again as your special occasion wine – or just because its Saturday night.

Every year we make a few single vineyard Pinot noirs. We set aside a barrel of wine from each of the few vineyards that offer sufficient balance to stand on its own. Due to their limited production, these wines are generally sold directly from the winery.