Derived from the Constatin Brancusi quote, "Create like a God. Command like a King. Work like a Slave." Chris Jiron and Christine Collier are crafting soulful wines in Southern Oregon. Among the youngest winemakers in the state, the two are bringing new energy to the region while discovering their artistry by experimenting with varietals, blends and styles.

Recent Posts

The Oregonian Wine Pick!

Wine writer, Katherine Cole reviews 2009 Syrah - Tempranillo.

Rogue River Rafting and Wine Tour.

Join Chris and Christine for the 2nd annual trip down the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. July 2012.

Young Rogues in the Rogue Valley

Northwest Wine Anthem feature article.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Viva La España!

In just a few hours we will be boarding a plane to Espana! I (Christine) was becoming increasingly anxious since we hadn't planned any of the 12 day escape beyond our flight. But, once I looked up the quaint village and winery we will be headquartered at, my stress was eased.

We will be flying into Barcelona and heading southwest to the Priorat region, which many consider Spain's most exciting and up-and-coming winegrowing appellation. Chris's friend, Albert works as the assistant winemaker at his family's winery, Vall Llach. To our pleasant surprise, Vach Llach is one of the leading producers in Priorat (even named on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 List of 2011). They make three red blends from 60-90 year old Cariñena, Granacha, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah vines. Chris and Albert met this past Spring working harvest in New Zealand's Marlborough region and spent an additional week traveling the islands.

Outside of winery visits, we hope to take in as many of the recommendations our new friends, Thomas and Kate, from Divison Winemaking Company graciously gave us as their top eats in Barcelona and the six cheeses Tom from the Rogue Creamery suggested to seek out.

We are packing four bottles of our wine to share with our host and new friends.

We can't wait to share our experience with you.


Chris & Christine

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Friday Night Pouring at 38 Central

God King Slave - Wine for our time... Friday 5-7 pm, enjoy a complimentary tasting of God King Slave Wine ~ special prices by-the-glass & by-the-bottle, small plate food pairings & experience "the fine art of casual dining" at 38 Central. Their words, "Come kick it with the the Best of the Valley." http://www.facebook.com/events/316160198401985/

'Tis the Season... For Top 100 Lists

'Tis the season for Top 100 Wine Lists...

...and as the Northwest Wine Anthem puts it, "We think the Top 100 list from the Wine Enthusiast makes great toilet paper. Not one Oregon wine? Get the hell out of here."