Hello to all and THANK YOU for encouraging me to participate, both wineries and consumers! This will be fun.
I am Jay McDonald, owner, and originator of EIEIO & Company, a small producer of Pinot noir and Chardonnay located just west of the hamlet of Carlton in the Foothills of the Coast Range. I jumped into the wine business in Oregon back in 1995, as a retailer and Negociant. In 1998 I started EIEIO & Company, Oregon Bonded Winery Number 333, currently producing approximately 2,500 cases per vintage in a tiny 1,200 square foot winery on my farm. I focus on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Native primary and secondary fermentation, letting the vineyard and the vintage show through.
Yep - the Cuvée wines are still E, I, & O (both Chadonnay & Pinot Noir)…and he has some pretty awesome single vineyard designates that are rocking right now! I’m betting Berserker Day will be an awesome opportunity to snag some great wines! Oh yeah - and don’t forget about the “entry level” wines - they’re pretty special in themselves!
Wow! I think I have four bottles left. Trust it was still holding up. My Cuvee O does not “happen” every year, as Mother Nature controls quality, not me, I just keep things clean and move the grapes into smaller and smaller containers as they go down the fermentation path. So when the Cuvee O is available, go for it!