Zupan’s Markets is proud to be partnering with Stoller Family Estate & Oregon Military Museum Project (OMMP) for a limited edition bottling of their 2016 Dundee Hills Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. This exclusive label honors Oregon’s military past, present and future with 10% donated to OMMP for every bottle sold.
About Oregon Military Museum Project:
The Brigadier General James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum and Historic Park located at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas County, will honor the men and women who have served our state and nation in our armed forces. The world class museum complex will provide a comprehensive education resource for preserving and sharing Oregon’s rich military history.
OMMP is a 501 (c)(3) Oregon non-profit corporation founded by Tommy Thayer (KISS lead guitarist), Amy Maxwell, and James Thayer Jr. organized to raise funds necessary to complete the construction and exhibits and prepare future operations of the Oregon Military Museum. Both Tommy and James Jr. are sons to General Thayer, the museum’s namesake.
The 32,000 sq ft museum building currently under construction will include 13,000 sq ft of exhibit space. The museum’s collection includes 14,500 artifacts and 30,000 library volumes including the largest complete collection of firearms west of the Mississippi. State-of-the-art exhibits will span history from the earliest Indian warring tribes, to the first Oregon Militia in 1843, to our present day citizen soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The project budget total is $16.8 million for completion of the museum construction and exhibits. Through public and private funding $6.1 million has been raised to date with an additional $10.7 million needed to complete the project.
Brig. Gen. (Ret.) James B. Thayer, BS currently lives in Lake Oswego. Thayer grew up in Carlton, Oregon, attended the University of Oregon, and enlisted in the army after his sophomore year. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on October 3, 1944, and joined the 71st Infantry Division’s mine platoon. His life was changed forever on a day in early May 1945 when his platoon stumbled upon the Gunskirchen Lager death camp in Austria. The camp was home to 15,000 prisoners who had been abandoned by the Nazis who had fled just days earlier. As the head of the reconnaissance platoon that found the camp, Thayer received credit for its discovery and liberation, but he deflects the praise, saying, “I was just lucky to find the thing.”
About Stoller Family Estate Wines:
2016 Dundee Hills Chardonnay
This unoaked Dundee Hills Chardonnay is light and delicate on the nose, opening with hints of pear and elderflower. The vibrant and crisp palate unfolds through notes of Meyer lemon and ripe tropical fruit, finishing with persistent acidity that carries each sip to a lengthy finish.
2015 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
Crafted exclusively from estate fruit, this Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is made in an elegant, approachable style. The nose opens with notes of bright red cherry, blueberry and hints of red roses. The palate is balanced, yet textural with well-integrated tannins.