Producers: John Grochau, Anne Hubatch & Vincent Fritzsche
Country: United States
Region: Oregon - Willamette Valley, Washington - Columbia Valley
Guild Winemakers is an exciting collaboration between three dynamic young winemakers based in the Pacific Northwest. John Grochau, Anne Hubatch, and Vincent Fritzsche have joined forces to create value-category wines that still represent the quality for which all three producers are known.
John Grochau is owner and winemaker of Grochau Cellars, and produces Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir and several whites from the Willamette Valley, as well as wine from eastern Washington.
Anne Hubatch runs both Helioterra Wines and Whoa Nelly!, She makes Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Syrah, other reds from eastern Washington, as well as a range of aromatic Oregon whites. She sits on the Oregon Wine Board and her wines are distributed in more than a dozen states as well as Canada.
Vincent Fritzsche is owner of Vincent Wine Company, producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Gamay Noir, all from vineyards around the Willamette Valley. After producing wine in the city of Portland for several years, Vincent recently moved his winery production to Grochau Cellars in the Eola Hills.
The grapes for Guild wines are sourced from all over the Willamette Valley in Oregon and the Columbia Valley that straddles Oregon and Washington. By working with different lots and grapes each year, the trio is able to produce wines that reflect their vintage and provide a unique drinking experience, all at a very accessible price.