Hawks View Cellars Current Releases

Hawks View Cellars Current Releases

So many visitors who come to Portland, Oregon seldom take advantage of visiting the many wineries located close to the city, and that is not a good thing! One of the do not miss wineries is…

Hawks View Cellars. They are located just to the southwest of Portland (about a 40-minute drive) in the city of Sherwood, Oregon. Hawks View Cellars separate themselves from many other wineries here because they make wine from grapes not grown in Oregon. As Jack Kemp (proprietor) likes to say “We are geographically agnostic; just because we cannot grow it doesn’t mean we can’t produce it.”

In 2014, the winery announced they had garnered the services of Adam Lee of Siduri Wines as their head winemaker. Adam sourced fruit from the Hawks View Vineyard for his Siduri Oregon Pinot noir long before Hawks View Cellars came into existence. The Kemp’s were impressed that of all the California vintners who purchased their fruit, Adam visited the most often. It probably also helped that Siduri’s wines receive some of the highest accolades in the industry.

Below, we have three reviews of Hawk’s View Cellars current releases from the 2012 vintage; one estate grown Pinot noir, a Washington State red blend, and a California Syrah. These three wines were fermented prior to Adam Lee coming aboard at the winery. Mr. Lee did have a hand in the final blending. There is a limited amount of these wines, and they are only being sold at the winery.

2012 Hawks View Cellars Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, Oregon

2012 Hawks View Cellars Syrah Cellar Series, California

2012 Hawks View Cellars Red Blend Washington

All of the wines are available direct from the winery

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About the Author:

Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to OregonLive.com (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.

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