Chateau Bianca Winery & Vineyard is a family owned and operated winery established nearly three decades ago in the Mid-Willamette Valley , on Butler Hill outside of Dallas Oregon. They keep their annual production intentionally small and are committed to high quality wines at exceptional values.
They produce mainly Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc with a limited production of Sparkling wines, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Marechal Foch, CharA view of the Chateau through the vineyard on Butler Hill at Chateau Bianca. donnay, Ruby Port, Vin de Glace, and specialty wines.
Their winemaker, Andreas Wetzel and his family carry on the fourth-generation wine-making tradition. His great-grandfather started wine production in the area near Wurzburg, Germany. This love of winemakeing continues today across the globe. For over 35 years, the family has been producing wines in beautiful Oregon.
These experiences have given them unique insights rare in this ever-changing wine industry. Andreas’ attention to detail garners Chateau Bianca many prestigious wine awards. Incl Winemaker Andreas Wetzel inspects the fruit during the 2013 grape harvest.uding having their 2011 Chateau Bianca Pinot Gris named the top 6 Wine in the World by Wine Enthusiast.
The Willamette Valley with its gentle rolling hills and unique microclimatic sites allows Oregon to produce some of the finest Pinot Noirs in the world. Chateau Bianca Winery’s estate vineyard is trained to a vertical upright canopy.
This allows for shoot positioning, leaf removal and enhanced air circulation. This in turn, develops color and concentrates flavor in their wines. Their winemaking philosophy consistently produces superior quality wines with intense flavor profiles that are marketed at an irresistible value.
Enjoy the fruits of our labor!
They are LIVE Certified ( Low Impact Viticulture and Enology) LIVE certification means that they are taking conscientious measures to keep their quality high, their agriculture sustainable and be stewards of the land.
As Oregon continues to gain a foothold in the worldwide wine arena, the LIVE certification says that Chateau Bianca holds the highest certification in the world of sustainable viticulture. It’s just part of the story behind the wine in the bottle. Stop by and see.
Chateau Bianca People
Andreas Wetzel, Owner, Winemaker, Vineyard manager, floor sweeper and mess cleaner upper is the fourth generation of Wetzel’s to produce wine. Having mostly experiential training and a passion for “food friendly” wines his goal is to bring to market approachable and irresistible values. At the end of the day his job is to make people a little bit happier and a little more satisfied with life by having a nice glass of wine for food, family and friends. Prost!
Blake Talbot, Assistant Winemaker
David LaBonte III, Tasting Room Guru
David Roland La Bonte III was born to his Executive Chef father David R. La Bonte Jr. and Project Manager Mother Janet La Bonte under a full moon on a dark and stormy night in August. The stars aligned to bring forth the greatest mind to come to the world of wine. Come to the vineyard and bask in his knowledge and glory as he preaches from on mountain high(or Butler hill). He also has his Culinary Art and Hospitality Management degrees from Lane Community College in Eugene, OR and his first level with the Court of Master Sommelier. He’s pretty cool.
2010 Chateau Bianca Vin de Glace
Dried apricot, orange peel, honey, with a balanced finish.
Red Curry, cheese cake, or after dinner drink.
2012 Chateau Bianca Gewürztraminer
Lemon, white flowers, with a slightly spicy finish.
Pairs with yellow curry or fish dishes.
Peach, Apricot, Lychee Fruit, white flowers.
Pairs with Fish Tacos, Ceviche.
Cinnamon, clove, Apples, Cherry.
Pairs with Honey baked Ham, Herb chicken dishes or just sitting by the fire.
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