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Kelley Fox Wines

Gaston, Oregon • USA

Kelley Fox cut her winemaking teeth at Eyrie, and that influence shows very clearly in the wines she produces. In 2007, Kelley launched her own winery, where she now produces around 3,000 cases a year of lithe, mineral-driven, and strikingly pure Pinot Noirs, as well as small amounts of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Chardonnay.

deer in a field

She uses native yeasts for all the wines, and as of the 2015 vintage uses whole bunches for the Pinot Noirs. Kelley started out by using about one-third new oak for her first three vintages, used some for 2010 and 2011, and now uses none at all because she wants her wines “to be as pure and unadorned as possible, and oak can get in the way.”

One of the finest small producers in the region, Kelley demonstrates the best of complex American Pinot Noirs. Josh Raynolds, editor of Vinous, puts it this way in a 2018 article: “As my scores, here, and in recent vintages suggest, I consider this small producer’s graceful, finely etched Pinots to be among the very best being made in the New World and, for their quality, pricing is a gift.”


Durant Vineyard Chardonnay

Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Blanc

Maresh Vineyard Pinot Gris Rose

Hyland Vineyard Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir “Mirabai”

Star of Bethlehem Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir

‘Nerthus’ White Blend

wine tank with embossed earwig design
three people sorting grapes at a vineyard
fox among hazelnut trees
hyland vineyard
grape vines
white, red, black label for chardonnay
hand drawn wine label of a woman as a valley

Winemaker Kelley Fox reflects on her path to winemaking and the techniques she employs. (Recorded at Vineyard Road, February 2020)