Fullerton Wines - Portland, Oregon Pt. 3
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Welcome to The Best Five Minute Wine Podcast, I'm your host, Forrest Kelly.

 From the seed to the glass, wine has a past. Our aim at The Best Five Minute Wine Podcast is to look for adventure at wineries around the globe. After all, grape minds think alike. Let's start the adventure. Our featured winery is Ok, Alex. Let's get down to it at Fullarton Wines. Which wine is your most popular? So our Three Otters label is what we make the most of and three quarters Pinot Noir, which is a blend of vineyards from throughout the Willamette Valley. Again, that's our most popular wine. I guess if you look at production and that is something special about us too, is we don't make all the wines the same. We like to optimize each vineyard and we do a lot of different production techniques. We like to experiment. Sometimes the experiments work out and then we move that direction. Sometimes we don't like it as much and move away from that direction. And Three Otters really gets a huge diversity of different things while still maintaining what it is to be a lot of our work, which is a little bit lighter, easy, approachable, but still with lots of flavor, some space and the earthiness and then red tones sometimes leading into a little bit of darkness, but generally a redder aspect to the fruit profile. And that really is what we're going for obviously now. Ok, that's a little different name for wine, even by Oregon standards. So explain that to origin for me. Three Otters that does come from our family crest portion is my last name of Scottish origin, not Scandinavian. And on the old 13th century Scottish family crest for Fullerton and our three little otter heads. So our Three Otters label is named in honor of our family. Your other line is Five Faces. So Five Faces is an acronym for my family. There's five of us and our initial spell F.A.C.E.S. That's my big little brother and was six foot 10. Filip So it's spelled with an F the Scandinavian spelling. And then I'm Alex. My little sister Caroline luckily spelled non Scandinavian, otherwise we would be the F.A.K.E.S. And then Eric and Suzanne, my parents. Are your parents still active in the winery? Yes, we so we started in 2012 and they are the hardest working, hard working people that I know there. Without them, we do not have a thriving wine company. My goal is to give them more free time. As we close out our conversation. Alex, tell me about your tasting rooms and then looking at your website, I see you've been quite active with virtual tasting rooms. Our tasting rooms are all outdoors right now. So we we actually bought gazebos and we are allowed to have three of the parking spots outside of our tasting room, which I should clarify is in downtown Portland. So we're an urban tasting room setting. We do have a little dressing room set up in the winery in Corvallis. If you come to is there, it'll be me or one of my two assistants in the winery.

The winery is in Corvallis and that's our old tasting room. That's where I am right now, our our vineyard and our world headquarters. So we've been doing a lot of virtual tastings, which we have. Two main options now is curate yourself, but two options for tastings that will send it out to people and then they can join on as you can go. You have actually quite a lot of success with those people are interactive. I even enjoy hosting them. Well, we're using Google. It's actually let's make sure that we get all of your contact information on the Web and phone numbers. So WWW.fullertonwines.com. If you want to reach out, you can email me at alex@fullertonwines.com or info@fullertonwines.com And if you want a call you can call 503.544.1378 Thank you for listening. I'm Forrest calling. This episode of The Best Five Minute Wine Podcast was produced by I guess if you like the show, please tell your friends and pets and subscribe until next time for the line and ponder your next adventure.

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