• O'Connor Vineyard Pinot Noir

    Wine from the Green Valley of Russian River Valley AVA

    Family-owned. Limited production. Hidden treasure.

  • About the Vineyard

    Over 20 years of growing in the Green Valley

    James O'Connor, Owner-Growers

    In 1990, we replaced our 100 year-old apple orchard in the rolling dales outside of Sebastopol in Sonoma County with vineyards. For several lucky years we sold our Pinot Noir to other wineries, but our dream came true with the production of our first vintage of O'Connor Vineyard Pinot Noir in 2005, always sourced exclusively from our four acres, which are planted on Pommard, 115 and 777 clones, and aged over 12 months in French oak barrels.

     

    The fruit from our vineyard embodies the traits of the Green Valley sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley AVA, one of the world's finest growing regions for Pinot Noir grapes. The small grapes consistently produce a deep, ruby color and intense fruit flavors of cherry, blackberry, and pomegranate balanced by smooth acidity and structure and a welcome note of spice.

     

    We invite you to visit our vineyard and taste our wine by appointment.

    - James and Mary O'Connor

    1444 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol

    (707) 823-4948

  • Current Releases

    O'Connor Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

    Score - 90

    "A commendable wine that is well crafted. Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Classically Russian River Valley in character, with aromas and flavors of black cherry, cola, spice and a hint of dark chocolate and toasty oak. Nicely balanced, with silky tannins and some finishing length."

    - The Pinot File

     

    371 cases produced at Freeman Winery. Eric Buffington, winemaker.

    O'Connor Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

    Score - 93 - "Cellar Selection"

    "A small-production wine from longtime growers, this is light and herbal, integrated in wood and tannin. It's vibrant and fresh on the palate and nose in plum and wild strawberry. High in gentle acidity, it provides a note of black tea and earthy truffle on the finish. Drink now through 2021."

    - Wine Enthusiast

     

    340 cases produced at Owl Ridge Winery. Ron Johnson, winemaker.

     

    Our new label celebrates our new winemaker, our son-in-law, Ron Johnson. He has been a craft beer brewer and Pinot Noir winemaker for over 20 years.

  • Direct Prices

    O'CONNOR PINOT NOIR 2012

    case - $300

    bottle (750 ml) - $29

    3+ bottles - $27 / bottle

     

    O'CONNOR PINOT NOIR 2013

    case - $336

    bottle (750 ml) - $32

    3+ bottles - $30 / bottle

     

    Free shipping in California on the purchase of a case.

     

    For shipping to continental US other than California,

    we offer free shipping on the purchase of two or more cases.

     

    To order wine or inquire about shipping, please submit the order form below.

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  • Visit the Vineyard

    To make an appointment to stop by to taste and to purchase directly

    please contact us at oconnorvineyards@gmail.com.

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