With spring at our heels we are so happy to welcome Weinbau Paetra to the Chambers and Chambers Portfolio. William Hooper, owner and winemaker of Paetra Wine Company is a man who has it bad for Riesling! After working on the sales side of the wine industry, Hooper slowly found himself increasingly intrigued and drawn to the German Wine Laws, and more specifically, the intricacies of Riesling. Hooper and family traveled to Germany in 2010, where he worked and studied in Pfalz until 2013. Freshly graduated from a program of which, for over one hundred years only two Americans have finished, Hooper returned stateside to pursue the daunting dream of making his very own Riesling.
It didn't take long for Hooper to select Willamette, Oregon as his wine growing region, as to make great Riesling he needed a long growing season with heaps of rainfall and diverse soils. Hooper only works with Biodynamically farmed grapes and practices biodynmaic winemaking methods with very little intervention in the cellar. No herbicides, insecticides, commercial yeasts, chemical nutrients, or fining agents are utilized in the vineyard or the cellar. They proudly produce Germanic varieties such as the following: Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, and Rosé.
Weinbau Paetra, welcome to the family, we are excited for more wines to come!