Stoller Family Estate - Elevated Wines with a Down-to-Earth Attitude
Founded by entrepreneurs with a vision to create more than just a wine business, Stoller Family Estate is setting the bar in sustainable, innovative farming and winemaking. Spanning 400 acres, with elevations ranging from 210 to 650 feet, Stoller is surrounded by the picturesque beauty of Oregon’s Dundee Hills.
The vineyard’s perfect conditions for growing cool-climate wine grapes, combined with the agile creativity of its leadership team, have resulted in beautifully textured, balanced wines.
Wine Down – Join Us for a Unique Tasting Experience
ACA has partnered with Stoller Family Estate to bring our ACA 2021 registrants a truly unique and tasteful gift… a personally selected, virtual wine tasting during virtual Happy Hour with a Stoller’s winemaker. The wines are available to order in a special “Summit Survival Kit,” with guaranteed arrival before the event when you order by April 23, 2021.
Plus, as an attendee of ACA 2021 – The Summit of Angel Investing, you will receive 20% off your purchase of this limited time offering!
For the Love of Wine: A look at Stoller’s Award-Winning Specialty Blends in the Summit Survival Kit
Helen’s Pinot Noir
Named after Bill Stoller’s aunt, this wine is made primarily from the Wädenswil clone of Pinot Noir. Helen’s has an elegant nose of ripe, succulent red fruit, which gives way to secondary notes of earth and rose petals. The palate is vibrant with a delicate tension that is supported by flavors of ferrous minerality and red fruit through a long finish.
HISTORY - Red Blend
The 2017 History Red Blend, creates a confluence of time and place showing the nuances of vine age and varietal typicity - the embodiment of History. Comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon (71%), Malbec (20%), and Merlot (9%), the nose flirts between deep, concentrated purple notes like cassis and blackberry and bright red fruits like dried cranberry. On the palate, the wine exhibits the balance of all the varieties playing together with opulent fruit, fresh earth, caramelized sugar, and baking spice. Enjoy alone or alongside a meal.
Our Reserve Chardonnay is a blend of some of our oldest Dijon vines on the property, planted between 1995 and 2000. Whole cluster pressed to mitigate phenolics, this wine was barrel fermented with native yeast. With only 50% malolactic conversion, our Reserve Chardonnay expresses aromatics of lemon curd, flint, white blossom, and wet stone. The palate meets the nose with a citrus vibrancy, revealing a luxurious mouthfeel due to extended lees contact and balanced use of oak.
About the Wine Educator:
Director of Guest Experience
Devin Andolsen grew up in vineyards, helping build and plant his family’s 11 acres in Northern California’s Dry Creek Valley. He has more than 12 years of experience as a wine professional; this includes five years in fine dining as an Advanced Sommelier. He has managed Constellation’s Fine Wine division for Northern California, and Jackson Family’s Spire portfolio for the West Coast. He also helped manage a small international distributor out of San Francisco, as well as the wine program at the famed Allison Inn & Spa. Devin and his wife moved to the Willamette Valley in 2014, where they planted a vineyard with just over 11 acres of Pinot and Chardonnay. In addition to being a professional wine judge, Devin attempted the rigorous Master Sommelier exam in 2016. With the support of his wife and encouragement from his two Golden retriever children, he continues to pursue the coveted wine credential.
Learn More: Crafting Wine is an Art, and a Science
Stoller is the first LEED Gold Certified winery in the world, combining progressive, environmentally friendly design with gentle, traditional winemaking practices that minimize environmental impact. The Stoller leadership team collaborates leading viticultural researchers from Oregon State University and conducts long-term experiments to further discover the vineyard’s full potential and provide thought leadership to their industry.
Stoller Family Vineyards has been lauded for their commitment to sustainable principles, including:
- Continuously elevated fruit quality, using techniques to work with nature instead of fighting it – planting native wildflowers to maintain the vineyard’s natural predator-pest balance, for example
- State-of-the-art viticultural practices include mechanical “herbicide free” weeding systems, advanced recirculation, venturi and tornado sprayers to better apply and reduce total spray volume, and advanced weather stations to deliver actual vine sensory data
- An innovative gravity flow process that offers a gentler approach to winemaking, allowing a reduction in the amount of energy required for production
For questions about the Summit Survival Kit, please contact James Falvey, Vice President of Business Development James@StollerWineGroup.com
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