winery of the month
Founded in 1996, J. Christopher Wines creates beautiful Old World style wines handcrafted in small lots and sourced from the best vineyards around Oregon. Owned by Jay and Ronda Somers, J. Christopher makes its home on a stunning 40-acre property on Chehalem Mountain in Newberg. A rock star, turned brewer, turned wine maker, Jay has had the great fortune to work with local Cameron Winery & Adelsheim Vineyard, New Zealand’s Dry Creek Vineyard and Germany’s Dr. Loosen Winery. A self-proclaimed Pinot freak, Jay describes his commitment to Burgundian style wine making as, “Don’t force the vineyard, don’t irrigate the crap out of it, don’t spray a bunch of chemicals on it, and do all the hand labor right.”
Featured Wines from J. Christopher
A Perfect pairing
Portland Creamery, Herbes de Provence
Welcome summer with a glass of refreshing Sauvignon Blanc and a bit of Portland Creamery’s Herbes de Provence goat cheese. The J. Christopher 2016 Willamette Valley Sauvignon Blanc perfectly balances the creamy texture of the chèvre with its bright finish. Its delicate fruit dances playfully with the aromatics of the herb blend. Delight in a classic pairing inspired by the Old World, but created right in your backyard!