Derived from the Constatin Brancusi quote, "Create like a God. Command like a King. Work like a Slave." Chris Jiron and Christine Collier are crafting soulful wines in Southern Oregon. Among the youngest winemakers in the state, the two are bringing new energy to the region while discovering their artistry by experimenting with varietals, blends and styles.

Recent Posts

The Oregonian Wine Pick!

Wine writer, Katherine Cole reviews 2009 Syrah - Tempranillo.

Rogue River Rafting and Wine Tour.

Join Chris and Christine for the 2nd annual trip down the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. July 2012.

Young Rogues in the Rogue Valley

Northwest Wine Anthem feature article.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wine Pick - The Oregonian

High fives to all our website readers!

Katherine Cole of The Oregonian selected our wine as her wine pick and writes some kinds words:

2009 God King Slave Rogue Valley Syrah-Tempranillo ($26): When they aren't working their day jobs at Troon Vineyard and Folin Cellars, Christine Collier, 24, and Chris Jiron, 27, are the youngest winery owners in Southern Oregon. The two are off to a fine start with their first release, this meaty, spicy, herbaceous red; they'll release a sauvignon blanc in the spring. After a couple of name changes (they're transitioning from "Long Story Short Cellars"), the pair settled on a title for their label that's taken from the famous Constantin Brancusi quote, "Work like a slave, command like a king, create like a god." It's pretty heady stuff for a couple of 20-somethings. 
 --Katherine Cole- 


Made our night!

- Chris & Christine

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Partnership with Oregon Wine Sales

The morning after the 22 hour travel day back from Barcelona, I woke up to a email seeing if we were interested in northern Oregon distribution.

I turn to Chris and said, "Are we?"

We hadn't made it that far in our business plan or goals, yet. Should I be admitting that?

But, you can never plan when opportunities come knocking.

So, I replied, "Sure, we'd be interested in hearing your proposal. Why don't we plan to meet in the next month or two when we are back in Portland."

But, as luck had it, Tim from Oregon Wine Sales was headed to our side of town and encouraged a meeting within the hour. I was willing to throw back on plane clothes and tease my hair so it look purposefully messy, although it was quite the opposite. Why not?

First impression of Tim, he is a go-getter. He has band together with two other industry alum and is putting together a portfolio of brands that we are honored to be on the same page as. I mean seriously, look here!

So, we are excited to announce our partnership with Oregon Wine Sales. We have committed some of our last remaining cases of our 2009 Syrah - Tempranillo to the crew and have confidence they will help us share our wine with many more people. Stay tuned...