Minimus was created in 2011 with the intention of questioning everything that was being done in Oregon. Not convinced that Pinot Noir was the ideal grape for all sites in the Willamette Valley lead Chad to plant and experiment with certain alternative varietals and to developing a direct import program of selected European varieties that had never been available to wineries in Oregon, or the United States. Exploring the use of alternative fermentation and maturation vessels was also part of the exploration and questioning. Helping to develop the first American Amphorae, and produce wine from them, producing Oregon’s first Flor aged wines, and importing the first barrels made of chestnut wood into Oregon are part of this process. This is what Chad has become known for and who he is.
Imported by: Les Caves de Pyrène