Élevée Winegrowers

Tom Fitzpatrick began his winemaking career with a small estate winery in Washington State. After working for a short period with Hunter's Wines in New Zealand, he and his wife settled in Napa Valley, where he worked for Pine Ridge Winery and then alongside some of Napa's most famous Cult producers at Napa Wine Company.

Tom earned his Masters degree in Viticulture & Enology from UC Davis, contributing to Dr. Douglas Adams' research on the origin, nature, and behaviour of phenolic compounds in both grapes and wines. Tom's Masters Thesis, "Variation in the Phenolic Composition of California Pinot Noir Fruit and Wines:  Analysis and Explanation", took an in-depth look at the phenolic composition of particular clones of Pinot Noir, grafted to particular rootstocks, that were planted across over 50 extremely diverse vineyard sites in California, as well as the wines made from this fruit.

Tom then went to work in Burgundy, France with Domaine Hubert Lignier, whose holdings include Grand Cru, Premier Cru, and Village vineyards in Chambolle-Musigny, Morey-St-Denis, and Gevrey-Chambertin. Tom and his wife finally settled in Oregon in 2007, where Tom worked as Associate Winemaker for Hamacher Wines, before becoming Winemaker & General Manager for Alloro Vineyard in 2010, where he has earned numerous awards for his wines.

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Dundee Hills Élevée Vineyard Pinot Noir

A Single-Vineyard bottling from our own Dundee Hills Estate.  The Jory soils, South aspect, 540ft elevation,and extremely dense planting, deliver this elegantly composed wine, displaying raspberries, fading violet petals, and silk.

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Chehalem Mountains Madrona Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

A Single-Vineyard bottling from Madrona Hill Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.  The Laurelwood soils, SouthEast aspect, and 590ft elevation, deliver this dense and powerful wine, displaying blackcherries, Italian spices, and plush velvet.