The first-time bottling celebrates the 100th anniversary of Hama Hama Company and raises funds for aquatic ecosystem restoration in the Pacific Northwest
Newberg, Oregon (May 9, 2022) — Oysters and wine are a timeless pairing, the product of careful cultivation and the benevolence of nature. Hama Hama Oyster Company and Cooper Mountain Vineyards are two multigenerational family businesses in the Pacific Northwest keenly focused on environmental stewardship in the face of climate change. This year marks the centennial of Hama Hama Company on Washington’s Puget Sound and to celebrate, Cooper Mountain Vineyards has bottled the perfect wine to toast with.
Oyster White ($28/750ml) is a crisp white wine blend of Tocai Friulano, Pinot Gris, and Gewürztraminer, grown organically and biodynamically in the volcanic soils of the Willamette Valley. Harvested in 2021 and blended into a light, bright wine, Oyster White is the ideal pairing for oysters raised in the clear, clean waters of the glacially-carved Hood Canal. Proceeds from sales of this wine will be donated to Puget Sound Restoration Fund, working to restore aquatic ecosystems and increase resilience to climate change.
Oyster White is available to purchase online starting today at coopermountainwine.com, and soon at hamahamaoysters.com, where Hama Hama Oysters can also be ordered and shipped directly to doorsteps for springtime parties and festive summer gatherings.
Oyster White will also be retailed at The Hama Hama Oyster Farm Store in Lilliwaup, Washington, Cooper Mountain Vineyards’ tasting rooms in the Willamette Valley, and in the Seattle area exclusively at PCC Markets.
About Cooper Mountain Vineyards
In 1978 Dr. Robert Gross and his wife, Corrine Gross, planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on the slopes of Cooper Mountain, ten miles west of Portland, Oregon. Dr. Gross developed an early interest in biodynamic agriculture as an extension of his work as a homeopathic doctor. In 1995 Cooper Mountain was Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth, and in 1999 became the first winery in the Pacific Northwest to earn Demeter’s Biodynamic Certification. Cooper Mountain Vineyards has grown from ten acres to 325 acres (200 of vines), and expanded its plantings to include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Tocai Friulano, Gewürztraminer, and Gamay Noir. In 2002, Cooper Mountain became the first winery in the U.S. to gain label approval for a no-sulfite-added wine, and achieved carbon neutrality in 2010. The quality of the grapes grown by careful sustainable farming practices and crafted by the skill of winemaker Gilles de Domingo has been recognized with accolades and high ratings from Bon Appétit, The New York Times, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, The Wall Street Journal, and more. coopermountainwine.com
About the Hama Hama Company
Hama Hama is a 5th generation family-run natural resource company with a reputation for quality built on hard work and clean water. We farm oysters, clams, and trees from our location along the eastern flanks of the Olympic Mountains, where the cold, spring fed waters of the Hamma Hamma River meet the productive salt water of Hood Canal. Our mission is pretty simple: use low impact farming methods to produce world class oysters and trees, have fun, and leave something good for the next generations. You can buy our products at our farm store and oyster saloon (which are both located just a stone’s throw from our shellfish beds), at fine establishments across the country, and online at hamahamaoysters.com