TWIST Wine Company - Pacific City Oregon
TWIST Wine Company is the tasting room that showcases the wines made by
Chenin & Sean Carlton. Our labels include Basket Case, Shy Chenin,
Reversal & Stumbling Block -- multiple labels for the multiple
personalities of the wines we produce. From our Reserve label Reversal
to our Wednesday night red label Basket Case to our white/rosť label Shy
Chenin to the fun Stumbling Block blends our goal is to make good fun
wines. Life's too short to w(h)ine about it.
TWIST Wine Co. now encompasses four wine brands: Basket Case Wines, Shy
Wines, Reversal Wines and Stumbling Block. Each one of these brands is a
snapshot of one of our many split personalities. Someone once said it
was possible to have your cake and eat it too, and we couldn't agree
more. Why sell yourself short? Instead of having one brand that had to
cater to all our needs, we decided to create a separate brand for each
type of drinking opportunity we encounter. We make wines with personality!
Our Split Personalities -
In early 2006, after nearly ten years of development, we started our own
wine company. Our goal was twofold. First, we wanted to make fun lovin',
low stress, high impact anti-elitist wines that you could drink everyday
without breaking the bank. Released in 2006, Basket Case is
representative of our attitude-work hard, play hard, and have fun doing
both-without raiding your retirement account. There are two wines
under the Basket Case label, a Syrah & and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Our second goal was to make the best wine we knew how to make-a no holds
barred approach to making wine that was unencumbered by cost, tradition,
or style. These wines were to be reflections of our ideas of the perfect
wine. We launched a Chenin Blanc and Rosť, currently from the Syrah
grape under our Shy Chenin label. The inspiration for this label was thirty-something years in the
making. Chenin's parents planted a Chenin Blanc vineyard while her mom
was pregnant with her, so they named her after the vineyard, and ever
since, she has been a dedicated Chenin Blanc fan. This label is our
tribute to her, as well as our way of making fun wines that are as true
to the grape expression as we can get. Also look for a Chenin Blanc Ice
Wine in 2010.
In 2008 we proudly released our first red wine under the no expense
spared lineage, Reversal. A Syrah from a single vineyard source from
Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley. A Cabernet Sauvignon will follow in
2010. From the start, we wanted to name this wine in honor of our
journey...a journey that is not just a career but a way of life. Not
long after we struck out on our own we passed a chalkboard upon which
was written the following quote:
"The world you want to live in isn't going to happen unless you stand up
and do something about it."
It summed up exactly what we were trying to accomplish-a new way of
doing things. Enron, Worldcom, partisan politics, the sub-prime mortgage
crisis, corporate irresponsibility and environmental neglect are all
symptoms of the same problem: small in prevalence, but overwhelming in
influence, greed has benefited few but corrupted many. When we shrunk
that chalkboard quote down to a one word wine brand, Reversal fit
perfectly. In one word it captured our entire journey. Reversal-For a
long time, people have been asking the question, "What's in it for me?"
We think it's about time for the answer to be, "A better place in which
Stumbling Block is our newest wine personality. A place for the
orphans, the wines we've made but that don't quite fit the mold of the
other three labels. The Stumbling Block White Table wine is a blend
that's fruity and light. For those who like a red without the bite and
a bit less tannin and more fruit, the Stumbling Block Red blend is sure
You can visit our the tasting room in downtown Pacific City at 6425
Pacific Ave and also check out
Twist Wine Pictures
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