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, March 26, 2012

Rogue River Rafting & Wine Tour Returning to the Wild & Scenic this July!

Paddle by Day -  Sip Local Wines by Night

The second annual Rogue River Rafting & Wine Tour will return to the Wild & Scenic this July 18th-20th. Floating down the Rogue has never been better as Chris and I will be pairing Southern Oregon wines, cheeses and chocolates with Craig and Tina from Rogue River Outfitter's first-class hospitality.

Guests will enjoy three adventure-filled days paddling on the river and two comfortable nights in riverside lodges, the rustic Black Bear Lodge and the gorgeous Paradise Lodge.

Last year's trip featured the debut of our 2009 Syrah-Tempranillo along with wines from Troon Vineyard, Quady North Wines, God King Slave Wines, Del Rio Vineyards, Folin Cellars and Abacela paired with delicious meals prepared by our guides.

Our Testimonials from Last Year's Trip

We felt the selection of wines showcased some of the best from our region and we were so excited to share them with such eager wine enthusiasts. It was an incredible collaboration to enjoy the scenery and adventure of the iconic Rogue River with the wines that are produced in this valley. - Chris 

The scenery was beautiful, the wildlife was exciting, the river was thrilling, the food was exceptional, the lodging was comfortable, but the best part was the people, including the guides. We came together and are taking away lifelong memories. Wine has always been such an important tool in bringing people together and building lifelong friendships and this trip was no different. I hope we continue this trip for years to come and are able to share our regional wines in such a unique way. - Christine 

The tour was a highlight of our Summer and we hope you jump on board for round two! Won't you join us? 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oregon Micro-Wineries Dinner Announced

We will be traveling to the Willamette Valley to feature our wine at Restaurant503 in West Linn on Thursday, April 19th. Hosted by Tim Shimmel from Oregon Wine Sales, we are among great company as the menu will feature wines from his incredible portfolio including Noble Pig Wines, Ghost Hill Cellars, Laura Volkman and Anam Cara Cellars. 

6 Course Prix Fixe Dinner
Thursday, April 19th at 6:30 PM
Reservations Required 503.607.0960

1st Course
Assorted Canapes
2008 Noble Pig Pinot Blanc

2nd Course
Grilled Shrimp
fennel orange salad
2010 Ghost Hills Cellars White Pinot Noir

3rd Course
Scallop Ceviche
mango salsa
2009 Laura Volkman Chardonnay

4th Course
Duck Confit
polenta cake & cherry jus
2009 Daedalus Pinot Noir

5th Course
New York Strip Steak
potatoes rosti, grilled asparagus & rosemary demi glace
2009 God King Slave Syrah/Tempranillo

6th Course
White Chocolate & Pear Bread Pudding
2009 Anam Cara Late Harvest Gewurztraminer