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Quinnan Picton
June 6, 2019 | Quinnan Picton

June is Here!


Now that it's June, with longer days and warmer temperatures, we are extending our tasting room hours from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We want everyone to have plenty of time to relax and sip wine in our beautiful setting. Don't let hot temperatures detour you! We have all the shade you need under the cover of our arena.

Brothers Reed Concert

Catch Brother's Reed June 8th from 6-9 PM in the arena. Admission is $15 for general public, $10 for wine club. Admission includes a glass of Rosé for folks 21 and older.

Tasting Room Closed 6/22

The tasting room will be closed on June 22. Bayer Family Estate is proud to sponsor and host Hearts and Vines, a fundraiser auction raising funds to help eliminate domestic violence in the Rogue Valley. For more information on the charity and cause, visit their website: https://heartsandvines.com


Time Posted: Jun 6, 2019 at 2:48 PM Permalink to June is Here! Permalink
Quinnan Picton
May 14, 2019 | Quinnan Picton

May Wine Club Release Party

Our May wine club release is a double feature of excellence! On May 18th, we are proudly releasing the 2017 Chardonnay and 2015 Barbera to our wine club members. This release party will feature a late lunch pairing. The Barbera will be paired with a penne pasta dish in a rich vodka sauce with pancetta. The Chardonnay will be featured with a fresh dessert. Frankie Hernandez will be playing tunes on stage. Members are welcome to pick up their wines and enjoy the party from 2-5 PM! Not a wine club member (yet)? Join HERE or sign up at the tasting room!

Want to know more about our featured wines and their awards? The 2018 Wine Press Northwest Wine Competition awarded our 2017 Chardonnay a prestigious DOUBLE PLATINUM award and our 2015 Barbera won GOLD. The 2015 Barbera also took a DOUBLE GOLD at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition! 

2017 Brook Horse Chardonnay    

Nose:  Almonds, honey, light melon, toffee, fresh cut grass, fava bean husk, and leche (carmelized milk)

Palate:  Bright start, nice acidity to open, which leads to the creamy body that malolactic fermentaion provides.  Notes of graham retro nasally, as well as Asian pear, and some poached apple.  

Color:  Golden Straw

The 2017 Brook Horse Chardonnay is a unique blend of old and new world aromas, ranging from fresh cut grass and flint to Spanish melon and toffee. This succulent white starts brightly with hints of Asian pear, yields to a balanced  creamy mid-palate and finishes with hints of dried thyme and lemon.

2015 Brook Horse Barbera  

Nose:  Bordeaux cherry, anise, wild strawberry, oregano, tarragon, sweet basil, rubbed sage, light pipe tobacco, split cedar

Palate:  Fruit forward on the palate, with the cherry and strawberry at the fore. The acidity is there, but not overwhelming to the overall light structure of this wine. The finish is full with Italian herbs, basil, tarragon, and dusty herb roasted lamb bark (the crust on the outside of the rack of lamb that has all the toasted herbs that makes amazing flavor compounds), and the tannin is just enough to let you know you should have this with meat, or meat-based sauce.

Color:  Ruby-Garnet

The 2015 Brook Horse Barbera is our expression of a classic Italian varietal. The bouquet displays notes of fresh wild strawberries and Bordeaux cherries that mingle with tarragon, sweet basil, and split cedar. Fruit leads on the palate and finishes with a dusty tannin that begs for roasted lamb. Drink from now to 5 years.


Time Posted: May 14, 2019 at 6:47 AM Permalink to May Wine Club Release Party Permalink
Quinnan Picton
January 29, 2019 | Quinnan Picton

February Release Party!


Come celebrate our award-winning wines! The 2017 Rosé of Primitivo took GOLD at the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition!

The February Wine Club Release features the 2017 Rosé of Primitivo and the 2015 Brook Horse Zinfandel. The February party will include a late lunch pairing of lasagna with our 2016 Sangiovese AND live music by David Pinsky and Phil Newton from 2-5 PM.

The 2016 Sangiovese recently won GOLD at the 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition, and although we are not officially releasing the Sangiovese, we want to share it with our wine club members. The 2016 Sangiovese will be available for purchase, ONLY to wine club members ONLY at the February 9th release party.

Not a wine club member? Want to join? Click HERE!

Time Posted: Jan 29, 2019 at 10:59 AM Permalink to February Release Party! Permalink
Quinnan Picton
August 29, 2018 | Quinnan Picton

Fall Events, Harvest, and Award-Winning Wines!

As summer comes to a close, we at Bayer Family Estate have much to look forward to and much to celebrate.

September kicks off with our first ever Wine Club Pick-Up Party on the 1st. From 2:00-4:00, wine club members will enjoy wine tasting with food pairings, live music by Frankie Hernandez, and a wine club-exclusive case sale. If you are not yet a wine club member, there's no better time to join and start enjoying discounts, complimentary tastings, and other exclusive wine club member benefits. Click HERE to join our wine club now! 

With harvest approaching and the start of another delicious vintage, we are excited to announce that Bayer Family Estate and our wines received more prestigious awards over the summer. We entered wines into the New York International Wine Competition and the Oregon Wine Competition. In New York, the 2016 Chardonnay took Gold, while the 2017 Rosé of Primitivo and 2015 Barbera both took Silver medals. Bayer Family Estate was also recognized as "The Oregon Rogue Valley Winery of the Year." At the The Oregon Wine Competition, the 2017 Chardonnay and 2017 Rosé of Primitivo both earned Silver medals. Our participation in The Oregon Wine Competition, along with hundreds of other wineries, contributed to $1,275,000 raised for the Children's Miracle Network during the Oregon Wine Experience. We are very proud of these distinguished awards and of the achievements of our local wine community. 

Other happenings in September include a concert on the 15th featuring "Highway 99" and a food truck. General admission is $10, $5 for wine club members. We will offer our Sorbet and Rosé in the tasting room through the end of the month.  If you haven't tried it, treat yourself! We hope to see you at the tasting room!

Time Posted: Aug 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Fall Events, Harvest, and Award-Winning Wines! Permalink
Quinnan Picton
August 15, 2018 | Quinnan Picton

September Wine Club Party


Join us at the tasting room September 1st from 2:00-4:00 PM for our first ever Wine Club Release Party. Pick up your September wine club bottles, enjoy tasting stations with food pairings, and take in live music by Frankie Hernandez. 

Our fall wine club features a mix of our favorite wines that we are currently pouring in the tasting room. Mixed Selection members will receive the 2016 Rosé of Primitivo, 2016 Chardonnay, and 2013 Zinfandel. White Club members will recieve bottles of the 2016 Rosé of Primitivo and Chardonnay. Red Club members will recieve 2013 Dolcetto, Zinfandel, and Rosso Grande. 

Wine Club members may also take advantage of our exclusive Wine Club Case Sale. For wine club members only, we are taking $100 off cases of our award-winning 2016 Rosé of Primitivo, or our classic 2013 Barbera. With limited inventory remaining, get your cases of these before they are gone forever! 2016 Rosé cases will be $200 each, regularly $300. Barbera cases will be $308, regularly $408. Can't decide between the two? Get a mixed case with 6 of each for $258. 

Can't make it on the 1st? No worries! We will hold your bottles until our next wine club release in November. They will be shipped after that time and your account will be charged, unless other arrangements are made. Want $100 off cases, but can't make it in to the sale? No problem. Click HERE to purchase your case(s) of 2016 Rosé of Primitivo and/or click HERE for your case(s) of 2013 Barbera. Use the code FALL100 at checkout to recieve your $100 case discount. Sorry, no mixed cases for online orders.

We hope to see you all on September 1st!




Jim Bayer and The Crew at Bayer Family Estate 

Time Posted: Aug 15, 2018 at 1:42 PM Permalink to September Wine Club Party Permalink