I have always been inspired by the women in my family, in particular my Peruvian grandmother Margarita who was strong, powerful and elegant and had the most remarkable life. That inspiration has influenced my wines and the stories they tell.”
– Ximena Orrego, Co-Owner & Winemaker
A blend of 60% Atticus Vineyard Pommard and 40% Dijon 667 and Dijon 777. Raised in 20% new French oak for 11 months. 13.4% alcohol. This wine has an elegant mouth feel with a lingering finish.
ABOUT ATTICUS WINE
Atticus Wine is a family-owned micro-boutique producer of beautiful and distinctive Pinot Noir in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA of the Willamette Valley. Founded in 2005, it is the ongoing journey of love and dedication of Ximena Orrego and her husband Guy Insley.
Ximena was born in Peru and grew up in Venezuela, Panama and Guatemala. After university in Canada she moved to Florida, where she met Guy. It was there that they tasted their first Oregon Pinot Noir and decided to visit the Willamette Valley on vacation. Before their trip was over, they had placed a bid on their property – their future had been sealed. They built their family home among the vines, creating a place where they can watch their children grow, be connected with the vineyard and coexist with nature.
After many vintages learning, first as harvest intern and then actively working in the cellar, Ximena is now the winemaker for their wines. Her Latin American roots are part of her essence – key to who she is today, their wines and their business.
CELEBRATING HISPANIC ROOTS
A small group of Oregon winery owners and winemakers who share a Hispanic background and have come together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th, 2020 in order to share our stories, display the diversity of the Hispanic cultures which span most of Latin America and Spain, and as small business owners give back to the Spanish-speaking community in Oregon.
To commemorate the Celebrating Hispanic Roots initiative, Ximena has created a special vertical of Atticus Wine’s Yamhill Carlton Pinot Noir Label including the 2016, 2017 and 2018 vintages. All wines come from their estate vineyard.
10% of sales will be donated to the Latino Partnership Program of the Oregon Community Foundation which funds efforts within education, leadership development and community bridge building that address social and economic issues within Oregon’s Latinx/o community. Click here to learn more.