Wine Club

“Formerly Backroads Wine Club”

JACK'S CHOICE

Maximum variety
and fun!
 

MIXED REDS

Wide variety of
price points.

PREMIUM WINES

Only the best
of the best!

PREMIUM REDS

For the serious collector.

BARGAIN WINES

A good way
to dip your toes in!

WHITE WINES

Dry, crisp, clean,
mouth watering!
 

Wine Club

“Formerly Backroads Wine Club”

JACK'S CHOICE

Maximum variety and fun! 

MIXED REDS

Wide variety of price points.

PREMIUM WINES

Only the best of the best!

PREMIUM REDS

For the serious collector.

BARGAIN WINES

A good way to dip your toes in!

WHITE WINES

Dry, crisp, clean, mouth watering! 

Jack’s Choice

12 Bottle Club

12 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$540 per shipment

6 Bottle Club

6 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$270 per shipment

Certainly, the primary focus will be on top-quality Pinot Noir, but we won’t be limited to just that.  We will explore Oregon’s famous Pinot Gris as well as the emerging prominence of Chardonnay which is produced in a style closer to that of White Burgundy than the buttery oak juice from California.  There may be an occasional sparkling wine or dessert wine.  There may be an off-dry Riesling or some exotic Gewurztraminer.  Even among the red wines we won’t be limited to just Pinot Noir.  Oregon also produces some lovely Gamay Noir, Pinot Munier,  Syrah, Tempranillo, Granache, and even a few Cabernet Sauvignons.

Variety and quality will be the key here, along with value and “wow factor.”  Let me be your personal sommelier and put my expertise as an Oregon wine tour guide to use!  You will benefit from my special relationships with small producers and boutique wineries.  Your shipments will be like a wine tour in a box – educational, fun, delicious and exciting.  You will get selections for every occasion – casual bottles to open freely, special bottles to open on special nights, and even serious collectible wines that will blow your mind today or benefit from cellar-aging should you choose to do that.

If you’re looking for access to the best Oregon wines employing a mix of value and quality with a wide range of styles and varietals that will help you learn about the great diversity of this region, this is the wine club for you!

Jack’s Choice

Certainly, the primary focus will be on top-quality Pinot Noir, but we won’t be limited to just that.  We will explore Oregon’s famous Pinot Gris as well as the emerging prominence of Chardonnay which is produced in a style closer to that of White Burgundy than the buttery oak juice from California.  There may be an occasional sparkling wine or dessert wine.  There may be an off-dry Riesling or some exotic Gewurztraminer.  Even among the red wines we won’t be limited to just Pinot Noir.  Oregon also produces some lovely Gamay Noir, Pinot Munier,  Syrah, Tempranillo, Granache, and even a few Cabernet Sauvignons.

Variety and quality will be the key here, along with value and “wow factor.”  Let me be your personal sommelier and put my expertise as an Oregon wine tour guide to use!  You will benefit from my special relationships with small producers and boutique wineries.  Your shipments will be like a wine tour in a box – educational, fun, delicious and exciting.  You will get selections for every occasion – casual bottles to open freely, special bottles to open on special nights, and even serious collectible wines that will blow your mind today or benefit from cellar-aging should you choose to do that.

If you’re looking for access to the best Oregon wines employing a mix of value and quality with a wide range of styles and varietals that will help you learn about the great diversity of this region, this is the wine club for you!

12 Bottle Club

12 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$540 per shipment

6 Bottle Club

6 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$270 per shipment

Pinot Noir is the Willamette Valley’s specialty.  It has been said by some critics that the Willamette Valley produces the finest Pinot Noir outside of the Burgundy region of France – the birthplace of Pinot.  In Oregon, diverse soils and coastal temperatures combine with skilled winemaking techniques to create Pinot Noirs with typicity, elegance, ageability, and delicacy.  Oregon Pinots are often characterized by beautiful floral aromas, captivating minerality, and bright, mouthwatering acidity.

In this club, you will receive a variety of Pinot Noir from around the Willamette Valley with a variety of price points.  By combining selections from the bargain shelf and the top shelf, you get a well-rounded look at the full spectrum of wines being produced in Oregon today.  While the average bottle price will be about $45, you will get some selections in the $20-$30 range which you can open guilt-free on a Tuesday night.  You will also receive a couple selections in the $60+ range so you have something on hand for special occasions.

Regardless of price point, you can rest assured that I am personally scouring the valley for the best selections that deliver quality and value.  This club is a great way to learn about new producers, small producers and even a few lesser-known bottles from well-established producers.  If you came here for Pinot Noir and only Pinot Noir, and you want to learn about great values as well as simply great wines, this club will be just right for you.

Mixed Pinot Noir

12 Bottle Club

12 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$540 per shipment

6 Bottle Club

6 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$270 per shipment

Mixed Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the Willamette Valley’s specialty.  It has been said by some critics that the Willamette Valley produces the finest Pinot Noir outside of the Burgundy region of France – the birthplace of Pinot.  In Oregon, diverse soils and coastal temperatures combine with skilled winemaking techniques to create Pinot Noirs with typicity, elegance, ageability, and delicacy.  Oregon Pinots are often characterized by beautiful floral aromas, captivating minerality, and bright, mouthwatering acidity.

In this club, you will receive a variety of Pinot Noir from around the Willamette Valley with a variety of price points.  By combining selections from the bargain shelf and the top shelf, you get a well-rounded look at the full spectrum of wines being produced in Oregon today.  While the average bottle price will be about $45, you will get some selections in the $20-$30 range which you can open guilt-free on a Tuesday night.  You will also receive a couple selections in the $60+ range so you have something on hand for special occasions.

Regardless of price point, you can rest assured that I am personally scouring the valley for the best selections that deliver quality and value.  This club is a great way to learn about new producers, small producers and even a few lesser-known bottles from well-established producers.  If you came here for Pinot Noir and only Pinot Noir, and you want to learn about great values as well as simply great wines, this club will be just right for you.

12 Bottle Club

12 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$540 per shipment

6 Bottle Club

6 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$270 per shipment

Premium Wines

12 Bottle Club

12 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$720 per shipment

6 Bottle Club

6 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$360 per shipment

In the Willamette Valley, there are several levels of refinement and purity in the wines.  Some wines are simply purchased fruit from around the valley, blended together and made into an every-day drinking wine.  These wines are labeled with the broadest “Willamette Valley” designation, and are the ones most often found on supermarket shelves.

From there, you can choose elevating degrees of geographical focus.  The Willamette Valley is sub-divided into six sub-regions called AVAs, which are designated by their uniqueness in soils and micro-climate.  When a winemaker uses grapes from just one AVA, he/she can label the wine with the more specific AVA name, i.e. “Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills AVA”

One step up from that, a winery might use all grapes from their estate or just one vineyard, in which case the label carries the name of the vineyard or estate.  And even more specific still, they might use grapes from just one block of one vineyard, resulting in a very special reserve wine.  This is the ultimate expression of a place and are among the most sought-after wines of Oregon.

This club is for those who are interested in this depth of focus in the wine.  Selections for this club will always represent the pinnacle expression of time and place, which results in opulent flavors, intoxicating aromas, impeccable balance of tannins and acidity…  everything that makes a great wine “great.”

The Pinot Noir in this club will be the type that are not only delicious young, but will easily age 10+ years.  The whites will be balanced, mostly dry, food-friendly, and always mouthwatering with that luscious Oregon acidity.  The ratio of reds to whites in this club will be about 2 to 1.  All of the wines included in these shipments will be the ones that are commanding 90+ points in reviews by Robert Parker, Steven Tanzer, Jay Miller etc…

If you’re looking for only the finest of what Oregon has to offer in both Burgundian Pinot Noir and Alsatian White Wines, this is the club for you.  You will be treated to wines which command your attention and inspire conversation.  Bottles from the most gifted winemakers that are consistently creating wines of pure elegance and true typicity.  Wines where the soils speak, and the unique terroir of the Willamette Valley shines through!

Premium Wines

In the Willamette Valley, there are several levels of refinement and purity in the wines.  Some wines are simply purchased fruit from around the valley, blended together and made into an every-day drinking wine.  These wines are labeled with the broadest “Willamette Valley” designation, and are the ones most often found on supermarket shelves.

From there, you can choose elevating degrees of geographical focus.  The Willamette Valley is sub-divided into six sub-regions called AVAs, which are designated by their uniqueness in soils and micro-climate.  When a winemaker uses grapes from just one AVA, he/she can label the wine with the more specific AVA name, i.e. “Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills AVA”

One step up from that, a winery might use all grapes from their estate or just one vineyard, in which case the label carries the name of the vineyard or estate.  And even more specific still, they might use grapes from just one block of one vineyard, resulting in a very special reserve wine.  This is the ultimate expression of a place and are among the most sought-after wines of Oregon.

This club is for those who are interested in this depth of focus in the wine.  Selections for this club will always represent the pinnacle expression of time and place, which results in opulent flavors, intoxicating aromas, impeccable balance of tannins and acidity…  everything that makes a great wine “great.”

The Pinot Noir in this club will be the type that are not only delicious young, but will easily age 10+ years.  The whites will be balanced, mostly dry, food-friendly, and always mouthwatering with that luscious Oregon acidity.  The ratio of reds to whites in this club will be about 2 to 1.  All of the wines included in these shipments will be the ones that are commanding 90+ points in reviews by Robert Parker, Steven Tanzer, Jay Miller etc…

If you’re looking for only the finest of what Oregon has to offer in both Burgundian Pinot Noir and Alsatian White Wines, this is the club for you.  You will be treated to wines which command your attention and inspire conversation.  Bottles from the most gifted winemakers that are consistently creating wines of pure elegance and true typicity.  Wines where the soils speak, and the unique terroir of the Willamette Valley shines through!

12 Bottle Club

12 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$720 per shipment

6 Bottle Club

6 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$360 per shipment

What makes Pinot Noir so special?  There are many answers to this question, and every Pinot Noir lover has their own reason.  Many cite its beautiful floral notes and aromas of cherries and red berries.  Some say it’s the elegant body and mouthfeel of the wine.  Some like the acidity and the way it pairs so well with such a wide variety of foods.

No matter what your reason, there is no doubt that Pinot Noir is one of the most captivating, provocative wine grapes in the world.  The great Grand Cru bottlings from Burgundy demand some of the highest prices of any wine in the world.  Fortunately, there’s a place where Pinot Noir is made with great care and skill, achieving the same heights of excellence as that of Burgundy – without the jaw-dropping price tags.  That place is the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

This wine club is for those of you who desire only the finest…  the best of the best that Oregon has to offer.  This is where you will find Estate wines, single-vineyard designates, winemakers’ reserves, and limited-production bottlings from some of the most sought-after vineyards and producers.  These wines are lovingly hand crafted, some with near cult-status, and sometimes downright esoteric.  They regularly fetch critic scores in the range of 90-96 points.

The beauty of this level of Pinot Noir is, these wines are perfectly delicious young, but will continue to develop in depth and complexity over 10+ years of cellar time.  In fact, I have had Oregon Pinots of this caliber that were up to 25 years old and were still going strong – showing amazing secondary aromas and flavors.  So this club is perfect for stocking your cellar if you have one.

So if you want to just cut to the chase and go straight for Pinot gold – this is the wine club for you.  You will be spoiled with regular shipments of top shelf, age-worthy Pinot Noir that showcases the ultimate potential of this world-class wine growing region.

Premium Reds

12 Bottle Club

12 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$840 per shipment

6 Bottle Club

6 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$420 per shipment

Premium Reds

What makes Pinot Noir so special?  There are many answers to this question, and every Pinot Noir lover has their own reason.  Many cite its beautiful floral notes and aromas of cherries and red berries.  Some say it’s the elegant body and mouthfeel of the wine.  Some like the acidity and the way it pairs so well with such a wide variety of foods.

No matter what your reason, there is no doubt that Pinot Noir is one of the most captivating, provocative wine grapes in the world.  The great Grand Cru bottlings from Burgundy demand some of the highest prices of any wine in the world.  Fortunately, there’s a place where Pinot Noir is made with great care and skill, achieving the same heights of excellence as that of Burgundy – without the jaw-dropping price tags.  That place is the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

This wine club is for those of you who desire only the finest…  the best of the best that Oregon has to offer.  This is where you will find Estate wines, single-vineyard designates, winemakers’ reserves, and limited-production bottlings from some of the most sought-after vineyards and producers.  These wines are lovingly hand crafted, some with near cult-status, and sometimes downright esoteric.  They regularly fetch critic scores in the range of 90-96 points.

The beauty of this level of Pinot Noir is, these wines are perfectly delicious young, but will continue to develop in depth and complexity over 10+ years of cellar time.  In fact, I have had Oregon Pinots of this caliber that were up to 25 years old and were still going strong – showing amazing secondary aromas and flavors.  So this club is perfect for stocking your cellar if you have one.

So if you want to just cut to the chase and go straight for Pinot gold – this is the wine club for you.  You will be spoiled with regular shipments of top shelf, age-worthy Pinot Noir that showcases the ultimate potential of this world-class wine growing region.

12 Bottle Club

12 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$840 per shipment

6 Bottle Club

6 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$420 per shipment

Bargain Wine Club

12 Bottle Club

12 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$360 per shipment

6 Bottle Club

6 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$180 per shipment

While it’s true that many Oregon wines are “expensive”, there are still many examples of great value that exist in our parts.  I’m a firm believer that expensive does not necessarily equal good and inexpensive does not necessarily equal bad.  Some wines are cheaper simply because the winery spends less on frivolous extras like image, marketing, heavyweight bottles, and expensive state of the art gear.

This club will focus on those hidden gems that retail in the $25 range but drink like some other wines in the $50 range.  It’s a task to find them for sure, but I’m up to the task, and I want you to benefit from my knowledge of these lesser-known producers!

 The majority of the bottles in this club selection will be Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, but we may throw in a bottle here and there from other Oregon regions to give you a little variety.  You’ll also get some white wines and rosé and perhaps some other surprises.

 If you want to discover small producers from Oregon who are releasing wines that don’t break the bank but out-perform their price point in pure “delicious factor” then this is the club for you.

Bargain Wine Club

While it’s true that many Oregon wines are “expensive”, there are still many examples of great value that exist in our parts.  I’m a firm believer that expensive does not necessarily equal good and inexpensive does not necessarily equal bad.  Some wines are cheaper simply because the winery spends less on frivolous extras like image, marketing, heavyweight bottles, and expensive state of the art gear.

This club will focus on those hidden gems that retail in the $25 range but drink like some other wines in the $50 range.  It’s a task to find them for sure, but I’m up to the task, and I want you to benefit from my knowledge of these lesser-known producers!

 The majority of the bottles in this club selection will be Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, but we may throw in a bottle here and there from other Oregon regions to give you a little variety.  You’ll also get some white wines and rosé and perhaps some other surprises.

 If you want to discover small producers from Oregon who are releasing wines that don’t break the bank but out-perform their price point in pure “delicious factor” then this is the club for you.

12 Bottle Club

12 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$360 per shipment

6 Bottle Club

6 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$180 per shipment

I truly believe that one of the great misconceptions about wine is that White Wine is somehow inferior to Red Wine.  To me that’s like saying the color blue is inferior to the color yellow…  it may be your preference but it’s not an objective truth.  There are white wines of the world that represent the pinnacle of complexity and elegance, and Oregon whites are among them!

 Did you know that White Burgundies are often held in higher esteem by collectors than their red counterparts?  Did you know that Rieslings from Germany are considered to have some of the greatest longevity of any wine in the world?  And further – did you know that the Chardonnays and Rieslings of Oregon are often compared to their old-world counterparts as having similar characteristics of elegance and ageability?

 Our oceanic weather here in Oregon is the ideal climate for producing Burgundian Chardonnay and scintillating Alsatian Whites such as Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Blanc.  The high mineral content in the soil means white wines with complexity, minerality and unique aromas and flavors.  The cool nights drive up acidity in the grapes which means wines of great clarity, crispness and mouthwatering zest.  The result are wines which are a joy on a warm afternoon, pair amazingly well with food and can actually develop and age over several years.

 If white wines of distinction are your passion, you have found the perfect wine club for yourself!

White Wines

12 Bottle Club

12 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$360 per shipment

6 Bottle Club

6 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$180 per shipment

White Wines

I truly believe that one of the great misconceptions about wine is that White Wine is somehow inferior to Red Wine.  To me that’s like saying the color blue is inferior to the color yellow…  it may be your preference but it’s not an objective truth.  There are white wines of the world that represent the pinnacle of complexity and elegance, and Oregon whites are among them!

 Did you know that White Burgundies are often held in higher esteem by collectors than their red counterparts?  Did you know that Rieslings from Germany are considered to have some of the greatest longevity of any wine in the world?  And further – did you know that the Chardonnays and Rieslings of Oregon are often compared to their old-world counterparts as having similar characteristics of elegance and ageability?

 Our oceanic weather here in Oregon is the ideal climate for producing Burgundian Chardonnay and scintillating Alsatian Whites such as Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Blanc.  The high mineral content in the soil means white wines with complexity, minerality and unique aromas and flavors.  The cool nights drive up acidity in the grapes which means wines of great clarity, crispness and mouthwatering zest.  The result are wines which are a joy on a warm afternoon, pair amazingly well with food and can actually develop and age over several years.

 If white wines of distinction are your passion, you have found the perfect wine club for yourself!

12 Bottle Club

12 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$360 per shipment

6 Bottle Club

6 Bottles, 2 Times a year

$180 per shipment

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