With only 20 vintages, the history of Failla is relatively short, but not without its impact. The creation of Ehren Jordan, Failla was born from the opportunity to purchase an inspiring piece of land and the drive to make wines reflective of that inspiration. Failla’s first vintage in 1998 consisted of two single-vineyard bottlings; for their 20th harvest there will be over 30 bottlings highlighting both the relationships Ehren has molded with great farmers as well as the estate vineyards he has cultivated. Now producing 20,000 cases, Failla represents a benchmark for cool climate fruit from the extreme coastal areas of California. In 2015 Failla stuck its toe back in the Oregon Pinot Noir market after a 14-year break with fruit sourced from Seven Springs Vineyard. Over the past few years production has grown to about 5,000 cases in Oregon and the search began for a winery home of its own.
Beginning May 2018, Ehren Jordan of Failla Wines will transition to Zenith’s winemaker in residence for the 2018 vintage.
“The opportunity to work with Zenith Vineyard, sourcing their outstanding fruit, crafting Zenith Vineyard wines and expanding dramatically the retail and hospitality aspects of our business are enormously exciting for Failla. It will be a joy to make wine in the beautiful Zenith winery and we expect to offer custom-crush winemaking to third-parties as well. We are thrilled to join the vibrant community in the Eola-Amity Hills,” said Ehren Jordan.