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Willamette Valley’s Bryn Mawr Vineyards Retains Palmateer Wine Group

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Bryn Mawr produces elevated, accessible wines made in the cool-climate Eola-Amity Hills AVA

Salem, Ore. (December 7, 2020)—Bryn Mawr Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley has selected Palmateer Wine Group of San Rafael, California, to spearhead distribution and marketing within the U.S. With this new partnership, Bryn Mawr seeks to broaden its audience for the winery’s world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 

“We’re absolutely delighted to work with this exciting winery in this premium winemaking region,” said Gordon Palmateer, Founder of Palmateer Wine Group. “We were so impressed by Bryn Mawr’s wines and think they have huge potential for a national audience.”

“We’ve been lucky to have a loyal following at Bryn Mawr Vineyards since day one,” said Jon Lauer who, with his wife Kathy Lauer, owns Bryn Mawr Vineyards. “With this national distribution partnership, we’re hoping to see that following grow, especially with so many people enjoying wine at home.”

Welsh for “high hill,” Bryn Mawr is perched atop the steep western crest of the Eola-Amity hills, renowned throughout the Willamette Valley for their powerful maritime winds. Owners Jon and Kathy Lauer saw past daunting volcanic boulders and blackberry brambles to the site’s enormous potential and purchased the vineyard in 2009, hiring winemaker Rachel Rose to lead the growth and development of both the vineyard and wine programs.

After nearly a decade operating out of the Lauers’ basement, Bryn Mawr moved into its new winery facility in 2018. A year later, construction was complete on their new tasting room with an expansive deck, offering unimpeded views of the Willamette Valley from the Cascades to the Coast Range.

Bryn Mawr winemaker Rachel Rose has elevated the winery’s production from a modest operation to 6,500 cases, with approachable and elegant wines at varying price points. Bryn Mawr produces world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from its own sustainably farmed site and from neighboring vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. 

In addition, Bryn Mawr also makes small lots of experimental whites, pinks and reds, including Riesling ($25), Pinot Blanc ($25), Dolcetto ($35), and Tempranillo ($50). An emerging sparkling program began in 2018, seeded by a sparkling rosé, but soon expanding into méthode traditionnelle blanc de noirs.

Bryn Mawr wines are currently distributed in Oregon, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit: https://www.brynmawrvineyards.com/ 

About Bryn Mawr Vineyards

Welsh for “high hill,” Bryn Mawr is perched atop the steep western crest of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, a region known for its powerful maritime winds. Owners Jon and Kathy Lauer saw past daunting volcanic boulders and blackberry brambles to the site’s enormous potential and purchased the vineyard in 2009, hiring winemaker Rachel Rose to lead the growth and development of both the vineyard and wine programs. Winemaker Rachel Rose has elevated the winery’s production from a modest operation to 6,500 cases, with approachable and elegant wines at varying price points. Bryn Mawr recently opened a new tasting room with an expansive deck, offering unimpeded views of the Willamette Valley from the Cascades to the Coast Range.

About Palmateer Wine Group 

The Palmateer Wine Group provides sales, marketing, and strategic counseling services to family-owned brands. Founder Gordon Palmateer and his team of experienced professionals are dedicated to creating momentum for their network of distributors through education, working with them in the market, selling with and without them. Palmateer provides concierge-level service, deliberately keeping the portfolio small to provide absolute focus on a client’s goals. For more information, please visit: https://palmateerwinegroup.com/

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