A to Z Wineworks' partnership blends unique skills. Bill Hatcher brought an extensive background in strategy and finance to the Oregon wine industry and Domaine Drouhin Oregon, which he managed for 13 years before co-founding A to Z. Debra Hatcher spearheads marketing, promotion and design. Sam Tannahill and Cheryl Francis, winemakers respectively for Archery Summit and Chehalem for 8 years, bring surpassing creativity and technical expertise resulting in the same quality at 120,000 cases as with the inaugural 2,500 that earned us Food and & Wine Magazine's award for the best American Pinot Noir under $20.
Founded in 2002, the company is Oregon's fastest growing winery. The business model is simple: to produce and market Oregon's best wine values by concentrating on our core competencies of acquisition, blending and marketing. A to Z's Pinot Noir has been honored with the following:
Wine Spectator Rated 89 Points
"Light and refreshing, open-textured and inviting, offering raspberry, tea leaf and spice flavors that linger delicately. Drink now. 80,233 cases made." HS
Two Times Best American Pinot Noir Under $20 Food & Wine
An American Treasure New York Times
One of the Most Popular Pinot Noirs 22nd Annual Restaurant Poll Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wine Spectator Top 100 2010
Two 90pt scores in a row (2008 & 2009)
Clear and vibrant, the initial aromas of this wine are of raspberries, blueberries, baking spices, and Bing cherries but evolve to the more complex aromas of clean earth, minerals, smoke, red currants and flint. The mouth fulfills the expectations promised by the aromatics and has a rich texture, good acidity and a strong structure.
This wine pairs perfectly with roasted turkey, chicken and ham and is great to serve for holiday festivities!