Welcoming Kelley Fox to Rhode Island!
If you're not already familiar, here is a great overview of Kelley and her story from Josh Raynolds at Vinous. "Kelley Fox cut her winemaking teeth at Eyrie (and that influence shows very clearly in the wines she produces under her own name), followed by a 10-year stint (2005 to 2015) as winemaker at Scott Paul. She launched her own winery in 2007 and now produces around 2,000 cases a year of lithe, mineral-driven, and strikingly pure Pinots from two of the Willamette Valley’s most highly regarded and meticulously farmed vineyards, Maresh and Momtazi. Native yeasts are used for all of the wines, and, as of the 2015 vintage, Fox is using only whole bunches. She started out by using about one-third new oak for her first three vintages, used a bit for 2010 and 2011, and now uses none at all because she wants her wines “to be as pure and unadorned as possible, and oak can get in the way.” As approachable as Fox’s wines are soon after release, they have the balance to age and, as a bonus, they deliver exceptional value for their quality."
Please be on the look out for our events with Kelley Fox this February!