Franny Beck Wines
At Franny Beck our goal is to not only create wines of balance, but wines that speak to the place from which they come—vintage specific, vineyard centered, elegant and honest wines.
Located in the heart of McMinnville, Oregon.
- Vintage specific. Vineyard centered. Elegant & Honest.
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Practices & Techniques
What this means is that, while we utilize chemistries like brix, pH and TA, we base our picking decisions on flavor. In doing so, we bring in fruit to the winery that is at the optimal point to produce the types of wines that we love and believe show the best that the Willamette Valley has to offer. Once in the winery, we try our best to get out of the way and let the fruit become the wines that it wants to be. We add nothing to our ferments; in doing so, ensure that the place, the terroir of each vineyard, is allowed to express itself.
Estate Vineyards / AVA
Armstrong Vineyards rests on the southern most tip of the Ribbon Ridge AVA. By far our warmest site, Armstrong fruit will find its way to the winery weeks before our other vineyards. Armstrong is farmed organically and produces impeccable fruit. Meticulous attention to detail is the philosophy behind this highly sought after vineyard. Armstrong is farmed organically. The soil composition is mostly Willakenzie, unique marine sediment found in most of the vineyards in the Ribbon Ridge AVA.
Johan Vineyard is wild! It sits on 85 acres of land just north of Rickreall, OR, directly in the mouth of the Van Duzer corridor. Cool maritime winds blow through this vineyard constantly, keeping harvest temperatures low, allowing for slow and even ripening of the fruit. The marine sedimentary soils and abundant slope variation allows for proper drainage and sunlight exposure during the growing season. Johan is farmed 100% Biodynamically, allowing the true expression of terrior in the fruit from this site.
La Chenaie Vineyards:
Le Chenaie Vineyard (loosely Oak Grove) sits on the western side of the Eola- Amity AVA. The vineyard's shallow soil structure is volcanic, made up of mainly Jory, Gelderman and Ritner soils. The row spacing is 6' with extremely tight vine spacing. Planted in 2001, this vineyard is just now starting to come into it's own and show its full potential. La Chenaie is farmed organically.