EIEIO & Company was founded in 1998 and Jay McDonald’s first independent commercial vintage was during the amazingly hot 2003 vintage, nothing like having your “feet put to the fire” they say!
EIEIO & Company operated from 2003 through 2014 in leased facilities while Jay searched for and developed his ideal vineyard and winery. Bergstrom Winery was EIEIO’s original operating premises as well as one of the first separately bonded “alternating wine proprietorship” in the state from 2003 through 2007. In 2006 Jay found and purchased his ideal location just outside Carlton. He plans to be in his new winery for the 2015 vintage.
Controversial “white pinot noir”... some critics say not to make it at all as it is “insipid” and then, moments later, award a very nice score… controversial and confusing…
Nose: spring honeysuckle blossoms and subtly scented fresh warm figs just plucked from the tree in mid-summer.
Palate: Clean and crisp entry of thinly sliced tart kumquat juxtaposed over a juicy Asian pear. Once warmed in the mouth, layers of stony minerality shows up, like a slice of apple served on a piece of warm slate. On the finish there is sparkling peach juice just poured over crushed ice with a slice of lime.
在建立了耶耶喔酒莊後，傑為了找到合適的地方建立葡萄園，走遍了小鎮附近的山區，終於找到一座小山坡。山坡上的土壤類型多樣，囊括了超過20種土壤，再加上充足的陽光和涼爽的空氣，這些條件都能滿足黑皮諾（Pinot Noir）和霞多麗（Chardonnay）的生長。為了增加葡萄酒的複雜性，也為了表現出威拉美特谷的風土特點，傑還會從附近的斯特納葡萄園（Stermer Vineyard）和風車山葡萄園（Wind Hill Vineyard）等葡萄園購入優質的黑皮諾和霞多麗進行混釀。