Swick Wines, Verdelho

Swick Wines, Verdelho


Wine Maker: Joe Swick

Vintage: 2019

Country: USA, Washington 

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Grapes: Verdelho

Soil: Sandy Loam

Farming: Organic

S02: Minimal

Tasting Notes: One-month on the skin maceration with tropical fruit tartness like under-ripe pineapple and guava, lemon zest, musky earthiness. 

Importer: Jenny & François 



Joe Swick is a 5th generation Oregonian, born and raised in Portland. He got into the wine business working as a shipping/receiving clerk working at a specialty organic food store in Portland, where he was able to taste a lot of different wines and meet a lot of Oregonian winemakers. He worked his first harvest in 2003 in Oregon, and from then until 2012 he worked 15 different harvests, traveling all over the world as far as Tasmania, France, Portugal, and Italy. Joe returned to Oregon in 2013 to start Swick Wines in the Willamette Valley. He works only with sustainable or organically farmed vineyards that are not irrigated, from cooler climate locations. Many of the wines have zero sulfur added, a direction Joe is excited to continue pursuing.