Beaux Freres Vineyard and Winery is a partnership between Michael Etzel and his brother-in-law, Robert Parker. There is also a third partner in the group, but it is the familial relationship that gives the winery its name.
Farmed biodynamically, Beaux Freres is one of the most densely planted vineyards in the United States. A great deal of care is given to grape growing, particularly with respect to keeping the vineyard and its environs in balance. The wines are made naturally, with minimal handling, and with the use of indigenous (wild) yeast fermentations.
Beaux Freres sits in the Ribbon Ridge AVA of the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Ribbon Ridge is well known for both its Willakenzie-type soils (marine sediment) and the terroir to produce wines that are the most muscular among Pinot Noirs from the Willamette Valley. The winery sits next to Patricia Green Cellars, and nearby Brick House Vineyards. Beaux Freres has gone through an evolution over the years since the vines were first planted in the late 80s. First produced as highly extracted power houses, they have evolved to a style that is much more elegant and refined. That’s certainly the way we prefer them.
We began our relationship with Beaux Freres and Mike Etzel many years ago, when the winery hired Robert Kacher Selections to be their national agent. When the agency relationship ended, we began working with Beaux Freres directly and we continue to be very honored to represent these wines.